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Can men grow taller after 20 year?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: Linear growth depends on growth centers in the long bones. Puberty accelerates and then ends growth by closing the growth plates. If you entered puberty at the average time you usually finish growth by 17-18.If late, and bone centers (xray of hand) are more consistent with a 15 yo you might grow in your 20's.If the growth centers are closed, you are done.If you have not grown in a year, U are.
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