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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how late in puberty can you have growth spurts?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Growth spurts: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height).

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Does having a late puberty growth spurt make you taller?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Some people will experince constitutional growth delay, late onset of puberty. But, they will obtain their normal adult height, which is influenced by parental height.

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