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A 34-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if i am a small guy and skinny. am i hitting puberty late, anything i can do about it?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Puberty: As a late "bloomer"it is possible that you may grow a little taller.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to say: An x-ray of your wrist and hand can determine if your bone maturity is delayed for age, which would mean you could continue to grow after others your age stopped.A balanced nutrition, proper rest and exercise can support growth.If your bone maturity is that of a 17-18 yo or later, you are done.Supplements, special exercises or diets will not increase height.
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Last updated Mar 24, 2014

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