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how can a 13 year old grow taller

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably done: At 20 and after 2 years of having menses (periods) most girls are done growing. Sorry...I don 't know f the typhoid affected her height. Best advice i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: The same hormones that tell your body to go through puberty will signal a growth spurt followed by closing the growth centers to begin adult life. Wom ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: If you are male, the typical growth spurt is between 13-16. If there are other males in the family that continue their height growth after 18, you may ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Should be done: Linear growth is complete when the bones growth centers close. This is usually at 15-16 in girls or 3 yr after menses starts. A simple x-ray of her wr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
90% range: 5'6" is at the 90% point for females by cdc growth charts at age 13. 10% of girls would be taller and 90% shorter. See www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
95lb,M & 90lb F: Expected weight range varies . You can find a chart of expected weight at www.Healthychildren.Org.Put "growth chart" in the search bar and select mal ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Height is more or less genetically determined, and thus working out with weights will not make you taller than you are meant to be. If you are abnorma ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Calculate BMI here: Less than the 5th percentile are considered underweight; Between the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile are at a healthy weight; In the ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is a commonly used medication with young teens. As long as the kid has no allergy to this medication its use and the dose is fine.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) is not recommended for the growth of facial hair on anyone.

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