A 18-year-old male asked:
is it possible for a 5'11 14 year old boy who shaves everyday to grow taller? parents 5'6 and 6'3
3 doctor answers
Dr. Clarene Cress answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Minimal growth is: anticipated. Once a male is mature enough to shave daily, the growth plates on the bones generally fuse and one would not expect much more growth. The best way to tell is to measure height every 3 months, if there is less than a half inch difference, then growth has plateaued.
Answered on Jun 15, 2015
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz answered
45 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Very unlikely: If you are shaving you are late in puberty (probably started earlier than the average boy) and the growth plates in your bones have closed. Not sure why you are concerned since your height is fine and quite appropriate considering heights of your parents.
Answered on Jun 22, 2015
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