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Im 16 will I grow taller

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: If you have been menstruating to at least 2 years it is not likely that you will grow physically taller. You are from a small family so enjoy being... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely: The expected final height of a woman is the average of her parents less 2-3 inches. This puts you right in the expected range. If you have not grown t... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
You'll still grow.: I don't know where you'll end up, but you probably have another few years of growth. Your goal might not be unreasonable.
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Dr. Aleks Radovic
A Verified Doctoranswered
8 years experience
It is possible: You are still growing but it is hard to tell how much taller you will become. Height is also hereditary, how tall are your parents? Other family membe... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possible: height is genetically determined. Once your growth plates seal over then growth will stop.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
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
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
You could check: Any further height would depend on having open growth centers in your long bones.A single x-ray of your wrist/hand can be examined for open growth cen... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Most likely: Most people grow to a height somewhere between their parents; this is called mid-parental height and is weighed a little more towards the mother's hei... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Define done !: People do not grow taller after their growth centers close.This is usually at 16 for girls and 18 or so for males.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Probably yes.: For males, puberty starts at around age 11 - 12 and is complete at around age 16 - 17. After puberty, adolescents experience a growth spurt, which las... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Rivas
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe: Growth patterns are related with hormonal changes and with the genetics of your family. There are individuals that achieve their peak growth earlier ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Varies: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growt... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Possibly: Some people have a late growth spurt but most are about the height they will be by age 17.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Grow: Sorry, but NO if you are 16-20 or older.
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