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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for a 17 year old girl to grow taller? if so, please give ideas!

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: The major driver for height originates in the long bones of the body, primarily the legs. When the growth centers of the legs have quit making new bone, as would be expected by 16-17y in a female, you're as tall as you will ever be. An x-ray if the hand can be used to demonstrate you're bone maturity & if the growth centers show open growth centers you may grow taller.If not you, re done.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine.

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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is it scientifically possible for a 17 year old girl to grow taller?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It depends: Upon whether she has completed puberty or not. A bone age xray can tell you if she still has the potential for further bone growth. This usually ends after maturation and menstration.
Last updated May 16, 2014


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