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A 49-year-old member asked:

Does height for girls grow at age of 17?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Varies some: Most will grow about 2.5 in or 5 cm after their first period.The growth centers of females close at this point, which varies from 15-17 in most.There are some that finish sooner or later. An x-ray of the hand can be assessed for bone maturity and likelihood of further growth.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

After which age, height will not grow?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Growth: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way to become taller
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A male asked:

How to increase height in the age of 17?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
No shortcuts: Your height is genetically predetermined. Have you height checked on an adolescent growth chart.
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Last updated Oct 9, 2018

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