Brain, Pituitary and Skull Base Tumor Forum Expert Forum
Teenager with GH deficiency? HELP!
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions, discussions and support relating to brain tumors, pituitary tumors and skull base tumors. Topics include but are not limited to the following: Causes, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials, Diagnosis, Genetic Factors, Quality of Life, Radiation Therapy, Research, Risk Factors, Surgery, Symptoms and Treatments.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
Teenager with GH deficiency? HELP!
I am a 15 year old teenage boy who has been dealing with chronic headaches, fatigue, and brain fog for about 3.5 years. I also have occasional joint pain alongside lower back and neck stiffness. I have been unable to gain any weight and have very little appetite. My endocrinologist recently tested me for IGF-1, along with various other hormones.
My IGF-1 came back 137. The range is 237 - 996.

Strangely, I have grown perfectly well. I am almost 6'0 tall and appear even older than I actually am. Is it possible that the low IGF-1 is causing my symptoms?

I would appreciate any help!

Thanks!!!
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1382849 tn?1337552730
Dear ipad135

It could be; however, it is important to have a complete pituitary hormonal panel before any conclusion here.

Low GH and consequent low IGF-1 can be related to decreased quality of life and some aches.

If other pituitary hormones are also decreased then a pituitary MRI is recommended in my opinion.

thank you
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now