Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Growth Hormone Overproduction Evaluation

The evaluation of acromegaly begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with acromegaly include:

  • Enlarged facial bones
  • Enlarged hands and feet
  • Enlargement of the jaw
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Widened fingers and toes

Tests are required to make the diagnosis of acromegaly.

Tests that may be used to evaluate acromegaly include:

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Growth Hormone Overproduction References
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