A member asked:

Is it possible for a 19 year old male to still grow and get taller?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Can I still grow?: Yes. Although by nineteen the growth is usually slowing, one can still see some growth in these young adults. Hope that helps.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Unlikely to happen: At nineteen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth.

Answered 10/25/2015



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