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is it possible to grow taller after 20

A 29-year-old 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

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Growth: If you are continuing to grow into adulthood, you need to be evaluated for excessive growth hormone.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Unlikely but maybe: Most men stop growing around age 18- but occasionally some will grow until age 21 or so. Taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: Once you have grown your height, you cannot stretch yourself to be taller.
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A member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Most growth complete: Most makes stop growing at 17 or 18 but there are few exceptions and I have seen rarely kids grow after they are in college .However most girls stop ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: That is not likely. Normally your last growth spurt takes place toward the end of puberty. Take care.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on bone age: The potential additional length anyone can expect depends on areas in the long bones (arms, legs, fingers)called growth plates. This is where growth o ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Possible: While possible, not probable, especially of medically induced. First, find the cause by seeking medical advise. Then it can be determined if treatme ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Usually not: The growth plate of the long bones in the body are closed at age 30 and further growth in height is unlikely. However, there are many that grow in ci ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Varies among girls: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on ge ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Probably not: David robinson (former san antonio spur) grew from 6'6" to 7' after age 18, but this is unusual. With puberty, the testosterone causes a growth spurt, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is unlikely: Unless you entered puberty at a late age.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: A young man can still experience growth after the age of 18.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physically active.No ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
13 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: It is possible to continue growing into early 20's. Full beard facial hair can be an indication that you are nearing full skeletal maturity, but not ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikely: Any further linear growth potential after age 16 in postpubertal girl is minimal, less than 1/2 in.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It is possible. It depends on where the tumor is located, what type of tumor it is. You seem to be describing a lymph node. I have seen lymph nodes wi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: First get your family doc to measure your height. If height <2%tile for age, then check bone age via xrays. If bones fused, won't get any taller w/ ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Braden Richmond
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Due to gravity and hormones, the joints of the foot relax, and the spaces between the joints may grow. This, along with fluid retention normal in pre ... Read More
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