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At What Age Do Males Normally Have Their Growth Spurt
Generally, 14-17.: Personal story. At my bar mitzvah, age 13, the picture with my 16 year old brother showed a little squirt that barely came up to len's nipples. At 15, coming home from summer camp, I got a horrendous case of mono (thanks, phoebe) that put me in bed for months, relapsed at xmas, put me in bed for another 2 months. I went to bed 5'2" and got up at 5'8"! by age 18, I was 5'11". Life is strange. ...Read more
Not often: By 17 most males see their growth centers begin to close and growth slows. An x-ray of the hand can be analysed to see what stage the growth is entering. Some "late bloomers"continue slow steady growth into their early 20's, but most stop at 18. ...Read more
Way more often than not growth has slowed down substantially a by age 18 so a growth spurt is unlikely.
However, over the next several years your bones and joints will continue to improve your skeletal health. ...Read more
Possible: Normally, as a male, the growth plates in your long bones have not closed yet (some close as late as age 20-22), so there is some room for growth before that happens. I would not recommend taking an expensive drug like human growth hormone to get this done, low yield at this age ...Read more
It varies: It varies from male to male, community to community, race to race, and is based upon numerous variables. There is no one right answer. As you have already been repeatedly taught. ...Read more
Around age 14: About 2 years later than girls do. ...Read more
My son's 14 175cm. I'm 180 my wife's 168. My son's only grown 6cm in the last 2 years. His skeletal age was 16 at 13. Will he have a 2nd growth spurt?
What was the latest age you saw someone have a noticeable growth spurt in height? What could possibly cause a spurt in late 30s and another around 40?
Yes: Growth is pre-programmed into your genes and while some males are done growing at 17 some will continue into their early 20's. A single x-ray of your wrist and hand can be assessed for open growth centers, which would correlate with more growth, while closing or fused growth centers would mean you are done. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is unlikely that gaining weight faster after your age of growth spurt will make you grow faster. It will make you get overweight. The only way to know if you have growth potential is by getting an x ray of your left hand, called bone age. Growth hormone is indicated under certain circumstances. ...Read more
I'm 16yrs and 166 tall im asian male I hit puberty around 14 and had a growth spurt since last year I have only grown an inch or less will I grow more
19 yo male im 5'6. Dad=5'11, mom=5'2. Dad inseam=32, my inseam=32. I've never had the pubertal growth spurt. Could my spine still have a growth spurt?
No: The majority of your "growth" is thru your legs. Your growth plates here are more than likely closed which typically occurs by age 18. Your shoulders may still get broader as your collarbone growth plates are some of the last to fuse. Unfortunately you may be on the shorter side. There are worse things in life my friend. ...Read more
My 3 month who is normally happy and alert has been fussy and fighting sleep for a week....Growth spurt?
Maybe/maybe not.: It's possible that it's from a growth spurt, but these symptoms can have other causes as well, including infection. I advise having your baby seen by the doctor to be sure. ...Read more
I am 17 years of age, female, and started puberty at 13 or 14. Is there probability I will have anoyher growth spurt?
I'm almost 18 right now, but I'm a late bloomer and hit puberty at age 15-16. I think I just hit my growth spurt in the past year. Will I grow more?
Unlikely to happen: Some kids (late bloomers) continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist/ hand can yield a bone maturity. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. If not, healthy nutrition, rest and exercise maximise growth ...Read more
I'm a little over 5'6 right now and I've hit puberty at age 15-16. I'm a late bloomer and I believe I started my growth spurt in the past year or so.
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15 male 5'9 and I had not a big growth spurt yet. At peak I maybe gained 4 inches a year. Will I get a big growth spurt soon? My voice has deepened.
Maybe: You may have already grown to close to your full height. 5'9" is actually close to "average" heigh & was actually considered tall several deacdes ago. That said, most males continue to grow slowly into their early tewnties. Every person matures at their own pace & that's something that was determined when you were concieved & there's not a lot any of us can do about how tall we are or will be. ...Read more
Can smoking hookah/waterpipe/shisha reduce my growth potential if I smoked between ages 16-18 everyday? It was right before my growth spurt and I'm 5'7
Hooka: Yes smoking could have affected your growth. ...Read more
I am a 19 years old male, is there even the slimmest of chances that I might grow any taller, I had a growth spurt of about two inches when turning 18?
Unlikely to happen: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends ; your bone maturity is 19 yo or older there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity. If bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches. Medicines won't help if the growth centers are closed/finished. ...Read more
YES: Growth is a variable process during the transition of puberty. Late bloomers will usually finish their linear growth later than those who start early, but for girls there are some predictable markers.Menses is expected by 2-3 years after breast buds emerge and the hormones that support these markers also signal the bones to do their final growth. Expect an average of 2.5 inches after 1st menses. ...Read more
My son is 12yo is skinny and has always had a small appetite. He is short for his age (9th pct), will he ever hit a growth spurt?
Need to see him: This is a big "it depends". Truthfully nutrition will only affect height greatly and negatively if you are severely malnourished. If you're 5'2", and dad's 5'7", he's going to be short. A better predictor is his secondary sexual characteristics, like body hair, testicular growth, and muscle mass. If those are immature, he may hit a growth spurt later, and have a bit more time to catch up. ...Read more
My one month old is very sleepy and wakes to eat but only half a feed. Growth spurt or should I be worried. She normally is awake more in the day?
Same height age 12-now (18). Period at 11 possibly 4'10 my height now. Before period age 11 and age 10 4'9.9 about 4'7. Why didn't I have growth spurt?
Need more info: We need more info to try to figure it out. Important pieces of information would be the patient's growth chart so we can see the growth over time, parental heights, any medical issues or medications patient took. It could be familial, it could be genetic (Turner's although pt had period), it could be due to chronic illness like thyroid issue or IBD. It could be endocrinologic. May need workup ...Read more
5'6.5 right now, almost 18 yrs, but hit puberty at age 15-16 and hit my growth spurt in the past year. Have a twin whose 5'7.5. Will I still grow more?
Probably: Since you had a growth spurt last year, chances are that you'll still grow a little more. Check your growth chart at your doctor next time you see him/her, you can estimate how much more you might grow. The important thing is to be content with your height, no matter how tall or short. It's who you are and how you live your life that is important in the long run. Don't worry about something you have no control of. ...Read more
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