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A 16-year-old female asked:

I'm 16, i haven't grown for a while but if i tried hgh supplements could i add a cm or 2 in height? i'm 5 foot, mum is 5 foot 1 and dad is 5 foot 10

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
If the: growth plates of your bones are closed/fused, which normally occurs in late adolescence, there is little or no potential for additional height growth. At your age, the growth plates are likely almost closed. The status of your growth plates("bone age") can be determined with a single xray of the hand/wrist. Talk to your doc about assessing your stature.
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Last updated May 17, 2017

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