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    Hi all,

    Quick question: Is there any proof that having a Hernia at a young age will stunt your growth? My brothers are 6'5", 6'2" and 5'11" respectively, whereas I'm 5'9". I explained this to a med student friend of mine recently who, upon hearing that I had a hernia when I was a baby, reckons that it may have stunted my growth somewhat.

    Is there any truth to this suggestion?

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by QwentyJ)
    Hi all,

    Quick question: Is there any proof that having a Hernia at a young age will stunt your growth? My brothers are 6'5", 6'2" and 5'11" respectively, whereas I'm 5'9". I explained this to a med student friend of mine recently who, upon hearing that I had a hernia when I was a baby, reckons that it may have stunted my growth somewhat.

    Is there any truth to this suggestion?

    Thanks in advance.
    No idea about the hernia issue, but there is a pattern of you guys getting progressively shorter (-3 inches, -3 inches, -2 inches). It could be worse, you could have followed the pattern and been 5 ft 8!
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    (Original post by The Referee)
    No idea about the hernia issue, but there is a pattern of you guys getting progressively shorter (-3 inches, -3 inches, -2 inches). It could be worse, you could have followed the pattern and been 5 ft 8!
    Ah, ze Ref.

    This is true, but I thought of it as co-incidental. Considering the height pattern also follows the age pattern! I should probably have made it clear that the taller two are half-brothers.
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    What kind of hernia was it? I've never heard of any kind of hernia having the ability to stunt a child's growth though (also a med student).
    And your height is a product of many things, mainly genetics and nutrition, so I'm sure these have more to do with your height than any hernia.
    5'8 is fine anyway, so dont worry about it. Loads of guys don't stop growing till they are 21/22 so maybe you've got a bit of growing to do yet?
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    (Original post by Smile88egc)
    What kind of hernia was it? I've never heard of any kind of hernia having the ability to stunt a child's growth though (also a med student).
    And your height is a product of many things, mainly genetics and nutrition, so I'm sure these have more to do with your height than any hernia.
    5'8 is fine anyway, so dont worry about it. Loads of guys don't stop growing till they are 21/22 so maybe you've got a bit of growing to do yet?
    I'm not sure what type it is, but I had it when I was a baby. It was in the intestines and so all the meals I was getting at the time ended up being regurgitated! I'm not worried about my height, it's just that I wonder why I am the smaller sibling, considering I was the largest baby at birth! 5'9" at the age of 21....don't think I've got any more growing left in me!
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    If the two taller are half brothers I think genetic differences are much more likely. Two inches difference is neglible really.
 
 
 
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