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Old 09-13-2001, 02:27 PM   #1
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My daughter is a 30 year old survivor of childhood ALL. the endocrinologist wants to do a test called: "insulin induced hypoglycemia test" to determine growth hormone deficiency. we have been told there is a risk of seizure while having this test done. does anyone know anything about this test? Also, does anyone have any experience or knowledge with growth hormone medication called HUMATROPE ? such as risks, side effects, benefits? thanks for any help you can give us.

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Old 09-27-2001, 02:44 PM   #2
Tim W
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If there is a risk of further damage, I would suggest not having it done.

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