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A 18-year-old male asked:

i'm 18 years old havin a height of 5.1 .my parents are also short. so please can you help to gain more height and i know thats genetic but please help?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely to happen: By 18 most males are at the end of their linear growth ; their growth centers are closing.An xray of the left wrist and hand can be arranged and will show if your growth centers still show more potential.If you entered puberty late and have a bone maturity more like a 15 yo you may get 2 inches.For most at your age, you are done and need to accept it.

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