I have too thin calves. Am i sick?

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So Im 18yo boy and Im 6,2ft and weight about 73kg.

Since i turned 13 my calve diameter started to decrease rapidly. I grew up in height very fast.

When i turned 14 they were at the thinnest, they never got bigger, so the photo i attached is they same as it looked years ago. In winter i wear jeans but in summer its very hard for me to get out and wear shorts even if its 38degrees outside I wear jeans because Im shy.. i hate that people watch on my calves all the time.. they make jokes about me and laugh or smile at me.

I saw a few posts on the internet. many people have the problem that their calves are too big and some are sick bcs of them.

I was wondering if i might be sick or have a genetic problem& failure

Is there anything i can do? I dont know if my local doctor could help me out with this 😕

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    At 6.2 foot and 73 kg you sound quite slim, what is the diameter of your calf.

    Do you exercise at all like cycling, swimming or weight training, just doing nothing want gain muscle mass and no I don't think you are sick just you haven't finished growing yet

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    edit: Im 17

    and heres the photoimage

    i actually rode a lot of bike <mtb> and did a lot of sports, but they never grown in size they look exactly the same as i was 13, i checked that on some family photos..

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      Why has your picture got copyright over it?? To be honest your legs are skinny but at your weight and age I would imagine their in keeping with your size, I had 5 sons and none of them had big legs and wouldn't wear shorts, eat a bigger healthy diet and exercise I don't think your sick at all just slim

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    y name is judith this site is for fibromyalgia ,i was a dispencer, and i would

    go to your gp,tell the gp what has been going on,and how long it has been going on,

    and if you have any symptoms you are 6ft 2,but your weight sounds very low,,your

    gp may send you for some tests ,like my gp did with me from XRAYS ,MRI SCANS,


    and i full medical from top to bottom ECG, weight,good llok let me know how you get on and

    what the outcome is,is it just one calf or both. judith

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    No the first thing you have to do is make an appointment with your gp

    tell your gp what has been happening how long has it been going on for.if you have any symptons.

    then it would be up to your gp what they do next,may send you for blood tests

    also he could send you for either aMRI SCAN OR XRAY, like today i have had a full

    blood count done get the results on monday,this site really is,nt for you this site is for people with fibromyalgia, judith

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    I dont have any symptons, but when something hard touches my calves it hurts very much and it gets blue and green a bit later

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