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Your Increase in Growth Velocity May Also be Known as:
Growing taller faster than usual
Growing too quickly in height
Growing unusually faster in height

Top 3 Increase in Growth Velocity Causes

  1. 1.Mild Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)

    Dysthymia, also called persistent depressive disorder, is a form of depression that is chronic. The causes of dysthymia are complex, and often are a combination of biological, genetic, and environmental factors. Dysthymia can interfere with everyday life, and people with this condition report feeling loss of interest in their daily activities, sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will likely coordinate care with a psychologist or psychiatrist. Dysthymia is treated similarly to depression with therapy and antidepressant medication.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    depressed mood, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbance
    Symptoms that always occur with mild chronic depression (dysthymia):
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that never occur with mild chronic depression (dysthymia):
    severe sadness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Premature Ovarian Failure

    "Premature ovarian failure" (POF), also called "primary ovarian insufficiency" and "early menopause" happens when the ovaries stop working well too early in life. Naturally menopause occurs between the ages 45 and 55. Symptoms of menopause are changes in menstrual period, missing periods, hot flashes, mood changes and vaginal dryness.

    You should discuss your symptoms with your physician, who might take a blood test.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, anxiety, vaginal itch or burning, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of a tick, which needs to latch on for a few days to transmit the bacteria. This infection can affect the skin, but more dangerously, the nervous system.

    You should see your doctor in the next few days to discuss symptoms and get treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, muscle aches, irritability, loss of appetite
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Increase in Growth Velocity

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Do you feel this way only during a particular season?
  • Q.Do you hear voices or see things that other people don't?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our increase in growth velocity symptom checker.

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Increase in Growth Velocity Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced increase in growth velocity have also experienced:

    • 10% Facial Redness
    • 10% Heat Intolerance
    • 10% Long Arms
  • People who have experienced increase in growth velocity were most often matched with:

    • 33% Mild Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)
    • 33% Premature Ovarian Failure
    • 33% Lyme Disease
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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