A 16-year-old female asked:
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how can i stop myself from growing taller?what is the age for girls to stop growing taller? is it possible to grow taller after puberty?

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Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Growth: If you are continuing to grow into adulthood, you need to be evaluated for excessive growth hormone.
Answered on Jun 29, 2020
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
2 in after periods: Most girls will grow about 2 inches after the start of their periods. This is usually around the age of 14 1/2 to 15. At 27 you should have finished your linear growth years ago. Although once it was commonplace for tall girls to receive high doses of estrogen to limit their growth, it is now uncommonly done because of known and theoretical side effects of therapy.
Answered on Jan 9, 2020
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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
How old are you?: Female height growth usually slows shortly after menses starts, but height can increase some up to late adolescence. Height is typically mainly controlled by genetic factors and mean parental heights. If you are concerned about your height, you can see an endocrinologist and check your growth and hormone status.
Answered on Jan 1, 2018
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