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A 41-year-old female asked about a female:

Hi! my daughter is 13 and is currently 5'1/154cm. she started puberty at 9, got her period at age 11 (4'7/142cm). i was wondering if she could still grow? i'm 5'3/160cm (fyi i got my period at 13, stopped growing at 18) and her dad is 5'4/164cm?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The expected final female height is the average of both parents less 2.5 inches, making her now at her expected height. Further height would depend on open growth centers. A single x-ray of her wrist/hand could be examined for growth centers. If open=more growth, if closed, she is finished. I would not expect much more growth at this point.
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