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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Growth cntrs close: Linear growth continues as long as the growth centers that permit linear growth are open. These are best studied in the wrist and hand where dozens of ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sorry: Most people's growth plates have fused by age 17 or 18. A year or two earlier for girls. After that there is little change in height.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Until growth : Plates close. Generally around 16-18.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Taller: As an 18 year old female - you are not likely to continue to grow taller.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Body-20/mind...4ever: Bones generally stop elongating mid-late teens, and fuse by early 20's. Number of brain cells may grow up to younger age, but then set 4 life (like h ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
25 years old: 25 years old is the official full adult physical maturity. Of course, "growing" is a process -- you can continue to exercise, work out, build muscles ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Growth: Average girls are typically done growing by about 15-16 years-old. Average boys usually stop around 16-17 years-old.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Menses + 2.5inches: The process is a bit variable but most girls will get about 2.5 inches (5cm) taller after their first menses. Some get there quicker than others. For ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It's extremely: variable, as the name implies, they are "late" plus blooming is a gradual and prolonged process. If you have questions, check w/your doctor.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Depends... : Children at 5 or 6 years of age ... If you are referring to adults due to cavities, it can start amazingly early. Sadly without proper dental care ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies some: Most will grow about 2.5 in or 5 cm after their first period.The growth centers of females close at this point, which varies from 15-17 in most.There ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Grow: People stop growing at different times.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Puberty: Most most girls stop growing taller around ages 16 to 17 years old. However, this varies – especially if the person entered puberty late.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe it won't: We'll see by age 20. Around 5% of men, myself included, are genetically unable to grow chest hair or a decent beard. Many women prefer it, and guys li ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
3-4 years: When a male develops facial hair and the genital hair extends unto the lower abdomen and upper thighs, height growth slows a lot, and one can only ex ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: that is inaccurate. While everyone is slightly different, most women reach their full adult height in their teenage years. By age 30 you have reached ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
44 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
It depends: It can be estimated based on when a girl has her first period. From that point on she will grow another 1-4" and usually by 18-24 months after the fi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Growth spurt: most boys get their growth spurt between the ages of 10-14.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
It varies: It varies from male to male, community to community, race to race, and is based upon numerous variables. There is no one right answer. As you have alr ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Growth: Once your growth plates close you stop growing.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
varies: It all depends on the age of the onset of puberty. Most people stop growing a couple years past puberty but some people continue to grow even into th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
It depends: The decision to continue smoking is an individual one and is influenced by factors such as family influences, economics, access, legality, etc. I know ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define grow: Linear growth in men will continue until the growth centers of the long bones fuse around 17-20. Some finish a little earlier or later. Men can grow w ... Read More
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