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Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. | July 08, 2009

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September 17, 2010 01:29 PM
M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatar

Hello Dr.Tamer,
You are very right in pointing out that Acromegaly evolves very gradually. It can be so slow that people close to an affected person (including the patient’s own family doctor!)may miss the gradual changes in the appearance of the individual.The only clues may be such as a gradually increasing shoe size or finger ring size.It is said that this is one of the conditions which a second doctor is likely to diagnose rather than the primary doctor!

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