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What age do you stop growing

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Wide range: Anywhere from age 12-22.
A male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
17: By age 17 - most boys will not grow any longer- Of course there are exceptions to every rule. If this is a concern, have a visit with the pediatrician... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
It depends...: Most females stop growing 2-3 years after they start having their menstrual periods. Most men stop growing between ages 18 and 21, though they general... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Puberty: Humans generally stop growing vertically after completion of puberty. Many, however, continue to grow horizontally throughout their lives due to overe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
It depends: Everyone generally ages at a similar rate until they reach their late twenties or mid-thirties. Unless you've inherited a rare genetic disorder or hav... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Growing pains...: generally strike during two periods: in early childhood among 3- to 5-year-olds and, later, in 8- to 12-year-olds. This is a helpful link that goes... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
14 years: For the average girl, but it depends on the start of puberty. For early maturers as early as 9yrs, for late maturers as late as 18 yrs. It is not on... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Growth in girls: Girls typically stop growing 2 years after their first period. Average age to stop growing is 14 since the average age for girls to get their periods... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies: Most girls stop growing 2 years after their period starts. Their big growth spurt is prior to starting menses...
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