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Hi everybody, I am new here.

I read a lot about hormones and everything and I want to ask people who actualy had them for a relatively long period of time about something. I read some transsexual women experienced an up to an inch or two of height loss due to loss of muscle mass. Could this really happen? Did any of you experienced something like this?? Thanks a lot!

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Hi everybody, I am new here.

I read a lot about hormones and everything and I want to ask people who actualy had them for a relatively long period of time about something. I read some transsexual women experienced an up to an inch or two of height loss due to loss of muscle mass. Could this really happen? Did any of you experienced something like this?? Thanks a lot!

Hello Miss Egypt,

My name is Angie,and yes ma'am,I have lost an inch in height in the thirty months of transition.

I wondered if I had because I read something about this maybe happening.So when I went to my

docs this last visit,I had her measure me bare footed.I am now 5"4" when I started out at 5"5".

Welcome to Laura's Playground my sister.

Angie

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The only reason I can think of that this might happen is muscle loss around the spine. Your height is determined by your skeletal frame, but if you were to lose muscle mass around your spine it might increase the curvature while standing, resulting in a small height loss.

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Hi everybody, I am new here.

I read a lot about hormones and everything and I want to ask people who actualy had them for a relatively long period of time about something. I read some transsexual women experienced an up to an inch or two of height loss due to loss of muscle mass. Could this really happen? Did any of you experienced something like this?? Thanks a lot!

Hi Miss Egypt,

Welcome to our Garden , hope you enjoy your time with us. Re height , I read somewhere , it may have been on the med. advise

pages on this sight that, the difference between the skeletal height in men and women is not much. Estrogen will get rid of a lot of muscle mass

associated with males which will make a trans woman smaller . Hope this is of help, Luv, Viv. :)

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Hello Miss Egypt,

My name is Angie,and yes ma'am,I have lost an inch in height in the thirty months of transition.

I wondered if I had because I read something about this maybe happening.So when I went to my

docs this last visit,I had her measure me bare footed.I am now 5"4" when I started out at 5"5".

Welcome to Laura's Playground my sister.

Angie

Thanks a lot for the useful information! Do you know any similar cases?

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The only reason I can think of that this might happen is muscle loss around the spine. Your height is determined by your skeletal frame, but if you were to lose muscle mass around your spine it might increase the curvature while standing, resulting in a small height loss.

I asked because I did some back exercises when I was 19-20 and it did increase my height by about an inch maybe, I am now 22 will hormones after say, 2 years, cause some decrease in my height? I am currently about 5'9"

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I asked because I did some back exercises when I was 19-20 and it did increase my height by about an inch maybe, I am now 22 will hormones after say, 2 years, cause some decrease in my height? I am currently about 5'9"

I don't speak from experience, but from what I'm told by my GT there should be a noticeable decrease in muscle during the first year.

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I asked because I did some back exercises when I was 19-20 and it did increase my height by about an inch maybe, I am now 22 will hormones after say, 2 years, cause some decrease in my height? I am currently about 5'9"

What I think happened in my case was that with your full body,including your feet,become totally

femininized.So that the padding I once had on the souls of my feet,melted down like all the muscles do.Your skeleton will not change.Since you are so young,all you will do is get slimmer, much more

feminine looking,but I do not think your height will be affected.And sis,5'9" is not all that tall.

Big Hugs,

Angie

PS

Yes I do know another woman that also lost an inch in transition

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What I think happened in my case was that with your full body,including your feet,become totally

femininized.So that the padding I once had on the souls of my feet,melted down like all the muscles do.Your skeleton will not change.Since you are so young,all you will do is get slimmer, much more

feminine looking,but I do not think your height will be affected.And sis,5'9" is not all that tall.

Big Hugs,

Angie

PS

Yes I do know another woman that also lost an inch in transition

Thats strange I never would have guessed height loss would have been possible. I mean I know people tend to shrink a little as they get older from the compression of the spine over time but I wouldn't have thought hormones would have that kind of effect. Thats cool. :D I'm 5'7" barefoot so if I shrunk and inch to 5'6" I'd be happy. Honestly though I don't know that I would want to be any shorter. I like being able to reach the top shelf and as it is I can only just reach it already. I don't want to have to stand on a chair or go ask someone to get something for me.

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Thats strange I never would have guessed height loss would have been possible. I mean I know people tend to shrink a little as they get older from the compression of the spine over time but I wouldn't have thought hormones would have that kind of effect. Thats cool. :D I'm 5'7" barefoot so if I shrunk and inch to 5'6" I'd be happy. Honestly though I don't know that I would want to be any shorter. I like being able to reach the top shelf and as it is I can only just reach it already. I don't want to have to stand on a chair or go ask someone to get something for me.

I had no idea about that either. I'm already kinda short, but it doesn't sound bad at all. As long as I don't have to use step ladders around the house.

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I had no idea about that either. I'm already kinda short, but it doesn't sound bad at all. As long as I don't have to use step ladders around the house.

I'd like to lose 4 inches, but that's never gonna happen :P

Oh well, I'm not particularly tall for a woman anyway. 5'8"

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What I think happened in my case was that with your full body,including your feet,become totally

femininized.So that the padding I once had on the souls of my feet,melted down like all the muscles do.Your skeleton will not change.Since you are so young,all you will do is get slimmer, much more

feminine looking,but I do not think your height will be affected.And sis,5'9" is not all that tall.

Big Hugs,

Angie

PS

Yes I do know another woman that also lost an inch in transition

Well I would love to be on the shorter side :) if I became 5'8'' or even 5'7" I would be very very happy!

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Well, I'm on the high end of 5'7" and when I was a lot younger I stood at 5'9"...

So, I've lost some height along the way...

But, of course, I'm almost 60 years old at that could have something to do with it...

I hadn't measured myself in years and when I first visited my gender doctor and got weighed and measured, I was kinda taken aback bu having lost a full inch...

Something happened somewhere!

Of course the answer to the problem is just to hang around with tall people...I hang with Sally and Lizzy...they are both over 6'2" and pass 100%

So, don't get too hung up on height........OK?

Good!

LOVE & HUGGS!

Donna Jean

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I really don't understand how losing muscle would make someone shorter. They will LOOK to be smaller, but height is determined by skeletal mass and stilettos (haha, i amuse myself...), but science works in crazy ways. If anything I wouldn't expect anyone to shrink more than an inch.

I don't want to shrink at all! I love being 6'1", and want to attempt a small career in runway modeling. Shoe size, on the other hand, sign me up for shrinkage!

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Well, I'm on the high end of 5'7" and when I was a lot younger I stood at 5'9"...

So, I've lost some height along the way...

But, of course, I'm almost 60 years old at that could have something to do with it...

I hadn't measured myself in years and when I first visited my gender doctor and got weighed and measured, I was kinda taken aback by having lost a full inch...

Something happened somewhere!

Of course the answer to the problem is just to hang around with tall people...I hang with Sally and Lizzy...they are both over 6'2" and pass 100%

So, don't get too hung up on height........OK?

Good!

LOVE & HUGGS!

Donna Jean

I measured again today and to my great surprise I am only 5'8'' (exactly 173 cm) I must did my calculations wrong, no wonder I find many girls taller than me hehe

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Well, see?

You're getting shorter already!

Just keep hanging around with us and you'll end up 4'3"......LOL

LOVE

Donna Jean

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Well, see?

You're getting shorter already!

Just keep hanging around with us and you'll end up 4'3"......LOL

LOVE

Donna Jean

Hehe yes I would love to be 5'7'' or even 5'6'' :D I will hang around more then hehe

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Wow I hope it's true I could lose an inch or two

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I didn't think this was possible. I thought height was dependent on bones and cartilage. I just assumed that I'm still 5' 8", but now I am tempted to measure. An inch wouldn't make a difference anyway, and I kind of like being sort of tall as there are so many other tall women in this area (those Dutch folk!).

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it sure would be nice to loose an inch or two, i'm 5'10", so i'm never gonna be petite. tho a girl can dream. i'd love to drop a shoe size too, again i don't have massive feet, but most of the really pretty shoes are too small, i'm a UK 8 in a mens style but my feet are too wide to fit comfortably into a womens 8, apparently they ought to get a little narrower tho, just a smidge, which might be enough.

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it sure would be nice to loose an inch or two, i'm 5'10", so i'm never gonna be petite. tho a girl can dream. i'd love to drop a shoe size too, again i don't have massive feet, but most of the really pretty shoes are too small, i'm a UK 8 in a mens style but my feet are too wide to fit comfortably into a womens 8, apparently they ought to get a little narrower tho, just a smidge, which might be enough.

Better than being a women's 14, Sam. It's always about making the best with what you've got.

Gin

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I'm shorter than I was, but I put that down to gravity.. my feet are 2 sizes smaller in womens than they were in mens.. that's a drastic reduction over 9+ years taking hormones.

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I'm about the same hight as my mom, about 6' with small feet I want to keep it that way! lol

But it is interesting to see how many ways hormones can change your body!

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At 5'3.5", I'm right about where I want to be. I wouldn't mind stopping at 5'4". I doubt I'll "shrink" in height, since I'm only 16 now. I'll probably stop growing at 5'4"-5'5", once on hormones. My boyfriend is like 6'2", so we joke I'm going to need a step-ladder to kiss him.

XD

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I have age onset degenerative scoliosis so I watch my height like a hawk. I used to be 6’ 1” when I was younger (am 49 now) but lost about 2 inches because of my medical condition between 2005 and 2010. Seven months on HRT and I lost another full inch to 5’10+”. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t kept such accurate records for myself.

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