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A 18-year-old male asked about a male:

Do growth spurts happen on their own or can you trigger a growth spurt? and how much do boys usually on average grow during their growth spurts?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The expected yearly male linear growth after ten is about 2.5 inches/yr with an expected peak during a growth spirt of around 5-6 inches. If a kid slows to one inch or less/year it usually signals the end is near.
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