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did i stunt my growth to its full potential? i got my period at around 13. at the age of 14-17 i would sleep at 3am in the mornings somedays. during exam periods i would sleep early. i would also not eat lunch and would buy sweets instead after school. ho

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: Most stop their height growth about 2 years after their first menses. Also a useful approximation is to average your paren's heights and then subtract 1.5 inches. Most accurate method is to get bone age. Good web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com and search term would be bone age. You can see a pedal endocrinologist but they will probably do much too much. Read up first!
Answered on Aug 2, 2015

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