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Can a man grow taller at the age of 26? i haven't been to my dr to have my height measured, but noticed length of pants too short over the last 6month

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Dr. Marshall Seligmann answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

In general, no. The growth plates in men are usually fused by around the age of 18, limiting further vertical growth.

Answered Apr 30, 2014

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

You can only grow taller when your growth centers are still open. These close in men between 16-18 in most, 20 in a few. An x-ray of the wrist/hand can verify growth center status. When these are closed, nothing makes you grow taller.

Answered Aug 8, 2017

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