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can delayed puberty affect my height? is it an advantage or disadvantage for me?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Constitutional delay of growth is a common. Kids enter puberty later & continue to grow long after their peer group has stopped. As long as the growth centers in the long bones show room for further growth, they have a chance to grow taller.If you can get past the worry about entering puberty later & being somewhat shorter early on, i guess having more growth to look forward to is a positive.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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