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is it possible to go through at growth spurt at 19?

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 45 years experience
Rare but possible: In most boys the growth spurt starts around age 13 and is finished by 17 but if puberty is delayed the growth spurt could start as late as 16-17 and finish by age 20. It depends on how far advanced puberty is based on the genital exam and also how tall you are now and how much you have grown the past year.

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What is the latest that someone can have a growth spurt?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Grouth plates open: Growing bones have plates of new growth located just before the bone ends. These growth plates have less density than bone & show up on xray as a dark line like a crack. As long is there are actine growth plates, there is potential for more growth in that bone. A hand xray is often studied in short kids to see if they have more time to grow. If the growth plates have closed linear growth is done.
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Is it still possible to have a growth spurt at 19?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Growth at 19: One can grow in height until their growth-plates fuse. In males, this is typically at age16. If one has late puberty you can grow longer. An x-ray of the left hand called a "bone age" can determine if your growth plates are still open. This is the only way to know for sure.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the latest that a growth spurt can happen?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Stage of puberty : This depends on pubertal development. Some may have a delay in pubertal development which could lead to a growth spurt later in adolescence. Others may have an earlier puberty and stop growing sooner. The average girl is done growing between 15-16. The average boy is done growing around age 17 or so.
A 37-year-old member asked:

No growth spurt yet at 17, will he be short forever?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Familial/Genetic?: In males growth spurt starts at 12 yrs -14 yrs (approx.) and conitnues till 18 yrs. Some males are late bloomers. However a lot depends on mother and father's height too.
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What's the average growth spurt?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Average: I think the average growth thru puberty is 9-10 inches.

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