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what age does a female stop growing

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Growth stops.: Tall is when the bones stop groing in teens. Wider/fatter never is some it seems.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: most girls reach their full height about 2 years after their menses (periods) start. So cannot give you an answer based on age because some girls star ... Read More
A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Wide range: Anywhere from age 12-22.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience Pediatrics
Varies a lot: Boys usually stop growing after their initial growth spurt where you grow the fastest. This is different depending on when you started growing and als ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
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
17 years experience General Practice
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
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

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