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average height for 16 year old male

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. You have the potential to grow throughout puberty.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
It : It will depend on how much "space" in your growth plates (areas in your bone where new bone tissue is formed). You can ask your primary care physician ... Read More
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe: If growth plates fused, no. , stretching, exercising, supplements nor dietary modifications will cause you to grow taller. Your tanner staging (puber ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Gene determination: Your height will be determined by the genes you have inherited from your mother and father.
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Nope: No amount of stretching and jumping will help you to grow taller. Sorry, but as the other doctor says, it's almost entirely determined by genetics. G ... Read More
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Stretching, jumping, exercising, nutritional supplements nor dietary modifications will cause you to grow taller. Your tanner staging (puberty), bone ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Masturbation is a topic often frowned on by various segments of society & seldom discussed openly. If done to the point that the individual does not h ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Average height : Average heights vary for girls and boys and also vary by race, genetics, etc. Proper diet and exercise ensure that one achieves their best genetically ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
See below: 5ft 10 inches or so-give or take an inch.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Any growth last yr.?: If no growth in the past year, then growth has finished. If one did grow some, there may be growth this year. Most people reach their maximum height i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: When you start lifting weights, you should start with smaller weights- a weight that you can lift at least 15-20 times and then repeat for 2-3 sets. F ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
Average: Your height is average for a 16 year old male. Boys have their fastest growth spurt in their mid-teens, but may have more growth, even after 18, in so ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the situa: Pubertal gynecomastia (man boobs) will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading.Up to 3 years is noted occasionally be ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
26 years experience Pediatrics
No exercise or food: There are not any exercise or foods that will stop your growth. There are medications that can prematurely fuse the growth plates, but the side effec ... Read More
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