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No growth spurt at 18. do i have delayed growth?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Can't say: To answer your question i would need to know which stage of puberty you're in or if you're shaving (boy) or menstruating (girl) for example. It's very unusual for an 18 yo to not be finished with puberty. If that's the case then you should see a pediatric endocrinologist.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can I do about a delayed growth spurt in my child ?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Age? Gender?: The age & gender are necessary to know in order to answer your question. Males grow later than females. Females have shorter growth time. Once a female has her period, growth will cease within two years. Males can grow into their late teens or 20. Growth is also remarkably hereditary, the rate & extent of growth being inherited. Diseases (kidney, etc) can play a role in growth, as well.
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How to resolved a delayed growth spurt?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Delayed growth spurt: Growth spurts come during puberty. Its delayed appearance could be genetic but often is hormonal. Please consult an endocrinologist to resolve the issue and create a treatment plan.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Delayed growth spurt at what age for boy?

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After age13-14: Delayed puberty for a boy is when by age 13-14 years, there are no pubertal changes, like testicular enlargement. Depending on the cause for the delay and whether treatment is indicated, growth rate should increase as puberty evolves.

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