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I am a 17 yrs old girl and im 5ft tall. im quite chubby and muscular at the same time. i really wish to grow.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely : At seventeen your growth centers have likely almost closed and you are unlikely to grow much taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth.

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Last updated Dec 11, 2013

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