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Is it possible to grow taller after 16

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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: Females are generally done at 16-17 and males 17-18.At 30, you are long past finished, and no hormone will change the status of your growth centers.
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Heels: So, what can you do to grow taller if your genes dictate that you’re meant to be short? Well, only a small percentage of people with a short height ca... Read More
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
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
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
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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29 years experience
Growth is finished : Growth plates are fused so growth is done. Stretching can't make anyone taller.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
You don't: The same hormonal changes that trigger puberty also signal the growth centers of long bones to close. Once they close, they do not re-open and no addi... Read More
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.
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.
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Your: Growth plates would be fused at this point.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Not supposed: At 18 or 19 growths is supposed to stop. If pt continues gowing....The concern is excessive production of growth hormone by the pituitary producing ac... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Once you have grown your height, you cannot stretch yourself to be taller.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Growing taller: Your growth plates have likely closed so don't anticipate that you will grow taller at this age.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely to happen: 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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