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is it possible to increase height after 20

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely - puberty: Most males stop growing taller by around age 18 and for most girls it is around 16 to 17 years old. However, this varies – especially if the person en ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: At 20 your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be ana ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Maximum Height: You have likely reached your maximum height (unless you entered puberty very late). I would learn to love yourself and your present height. Take care.
A 21-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
A 45-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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Platform shoes: The growth centers of most males will close by age 18 although a few will grow a little longer.By 20, the growth centers have closed and you are done. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nothing: Unfortunately at 25 years of age you have likely reached adult height. Ultimately genetic plays the most powerful role in determining your final adult ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
May be too late but: I am sorry to tell you that most men stop growing around age 18- but occasionally some will grow until age 21 or so. Taking measures to increase your ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mona Shah
Dr. Mona Shah answered
13 years experience Internal Medicine
It is possible: If you have leg swelling it is possible to gain weight too & in that case you need to see your doctor .
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Chang
16 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely : Most males have already finished with their growth by the age of 20. They may still grow slightly (1/2 an inch a year) at this age but significant gro ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: At eighteen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: The nausea comes mostly from the hormones produced in the placental cells. It is not uncommon for the fetus to expire long before the tissue producing ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Height: Most males reach their maximum height by the early 20's. Look at both sides of your family. Your genetics determines your height. You may grow anothe ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
You cannot: As a 20 year old female, your growth is likely done and your bones growth plates closed. There are no supplements or hormones you could take that are ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not really: Stretching your spine will not increase your height after puberty. Occasionally we see some additional height when significant spinal deformities are ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Extreme: You are seeking extreme orthopedic care. Be thoughtful and careful.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Better idea: At age 21, you're almost certainly not going to grow taller and anyone offering you a scheme to do so is scamming you. Since you're a man, what you ca ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely: The final increases in height are achieved through puberty. You may actually begin to lose height as you age. Erect posture and stretching exercises ... Read More
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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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Mastur. decreases...: No worries, but as always in life, "moderation" is the key. Masturbating alone will decrease one's chance of creating a pregnancy (you need a member o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Call your doctor: Triplets are a high-risk pregnancy even un the 1st trimester. One cannot guess if bleeding is worrisome or not, you should contact your OB doctor or f ... Read More

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