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How to grow taller after 18 for girls

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Growth: If you are continuing to grow into adulthood, you need to be evaluated for excessive growth hormone.
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
2 in after periods: Most girls will grow about 2 inches after the start of their periods. This is usually around the age of 14 1/2 to 15. At 27 you should have finished... Read More
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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
How old are you?: Female height growth usually slows shortly after menses starts, but height can increase some up to late adolescence. Height is typically mainly contro... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
You R likely done: Most males stop growing taller at 17 & expected height is their parental average plus 2.5 inches.The best aid for growth is an active lifestyle,... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Tough to stop: At 18 years old, your growth plates are still open, so some degree of growth will continue. The last of the growth plates usually close between 18-22... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Sometimes: There are "late bloomers" or those who grow later than some. It all depends on whether your growth centers are still open. Your wrist/hand has many gr... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Probably not.: Full height is generally reached by age 18 unless there is delayed puberty.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Unfortunately : Nothing.The epiphyseal plates fuse at about the age of 25 years. So theoretically you can still grow. But most people have little or no growth after 1... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Growing taller: Once your growth plates have closed off in your bones you will stop growing. There is not drug to change this. Growth hormone can only be used to i... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Unlikely: Calcium doesn't trigger bone growth but it's essential to mineralize bone. Most boys are done growing by 17 and girls by 16. Once growth plates close,... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
No: After the bony growth plates have closed, would usually occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood, further change in height should not occur, even... Read More
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