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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Please tell me, could a girls height increase after 17?

Please tell me, could a girls height increase after 17?

Maybe: Most women are limited to 2.5 inches of additional height after menses. The hormones that trigger menses signal the growth centers to finalize and close. At 17 most women have closed growth centers. A few may continue if their growth is delayed.

Dr. Keith Ramsey Dr. Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
32 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Girls height will increase till age of?

Girls height will increase till age of?

16 years for most: Most girls, not all, stop growing by about 16 years. It is more accurate to go by the age of her first period. They almost always stop growing by 3 years after the date of the first period.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Till what age can girls increase there height?

Till what age can girls increase there height?

Varies: Most girls will be done at 16 but some finish later depending on the status of their growth centers. If open, they can grow more (xrays can verify) in general, they grow 2.5 inches or 5 cm after their first menses.The hormones of puberty send out instructions to the growth centers to finish up.

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Girls increase their height after menses?

Girls increase their height after menses?

Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine. Some people with growth hormone deficiency can be treated and increase their height to their genetic potential if detected early.

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Is there possible to increase height in girls after 19-20years old?

Is there possible to increase height in girls after 19-20years old?

Almost never happens: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy during the growing years, there's not much a person nor her doctor can do to increase height.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is gym beneficial for girls at the age 21 to increase height.?

Is gym beneficial for girls at the age 21 to increase height.?

Unlikely to help: At 21 your growth centers have likely closed so don't expect to grow taller. If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist & hand can be analysed for bone maturity & tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.

Dr. Nudrat Nauman Dr. Nauman
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Medical College
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Hi, I am Sana, I am 16 and 10month, want to increase my height, I heard that girls grow from 11 to 18y old so I want to grow fast, give some Tips.

Hi, I am Sana, I am 16 and 10month, want to increase my height, I heard that girls grow from 11 to 18y old so I want to grow fast, give some Tips.

Growth evaluation: Dear Sana, you have not provided your actual height measurement. Final height depends on a lot of factors like family genetics, nutrition and general health. I would suggest you go to a doctor to get a good health evaluation and height velocity measurements and eat a healthy and balanced diet that includes proteins and minerals like calcium, and vitamin A & D.

Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Does excessive masturbation increases height in teen girls?

Does excessive masturbation increases height in teen girls?

No.: There is no link between the frequency of masturbation and height, either in boys of girls.

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Dr. Andrew Berry Dr. Berry
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

More to come, likely: Most people continue to grow through their mid to late adolescence, and some can continue to grow into their early 20's, but the is unusual. Likely you have a ways to go still before you stop growing.

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Dr. Bryan Levey Dr. Levey
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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I don't have a girlfriend. How to make myself attractive to girls? My height is 5.8,

Girls are...: ....Attracted to intelligence, fitness, cleanliness, respectfulness, achievement and confidence. Your height is irrelevant. A girl who does or doesn't want to be with you because you are a bit too tall or a bit too short is someone you don't want to be with anyway.

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Dr. Charles Gordon Dr. Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I'm 19 yrs guy from INDIA my height is 5feet 7 inches my weight is 69kgs. Am I really tall enough to attract girls? Is my height good enough worldwide?

I'm 19 yrs guy from INDIA my height is 5feet 7 inches my weight is 69kgs. Am I really tall enough to attract girls? Is my height good enough worldwide?

Yes: You have to be your self. Read Shakespeare's Hamlet in which Polonius is giving advice to his son and he tells him "To thine own self be true, for then thou canst be false to any man..." Good advice then, and good advice today 400 years after his passing.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. When girls stop gaining height?

Dr. When girls stop gaining height?

Menses + 2.5inches: The process is a bit variable but most girls will get about 2.5-3 inches (5-6 cm) taller after their first menses. Some get there quicker than others. For most this is 15-16.This is when the growth centers in your long bones close.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Do girls still grow in height at 19?

Do girls still grow in height at 19?

Grouth plates open?: Growing bones have plates of new growth located just before the bone ends. These growth plates have less density than bone & show up on xray as a dark line like a crack. As long is there are active growth plates, there is potential for more growth in that bone. A hand xray can see if they have more time to grow. If the growth plates have closed linear growth is done. Most girls close at 16 & r done.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Until what age do girls grow in height?

Until what age do girls grow in height?

Menses + 2.5inches: The process is a bit variable but most girls will get about 2.5 inches (5cm) taller after their first menses. Some get there quicker than others. For most this is 15-16.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Does height for girls grow at age of 17?

Does height for girls grow at age of 17?

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.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Have any girls grown in height after 18?

Have any girls grown in height after 18?

Unlikely to happen: The growth centers of both genders are essentially closed by the age of 18 making any more linear growth unlikely. An x-ray of the hand can determine if any growth centers remain open, but at 18 this is unlikely. If the x-ray showed bone maturity to be more consistent with the age or 13-14, that much growth might be possible but a visit with an endocrinologist would be needed to understand why.

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My height is depressing me. At what age do girls stop growing?

My height is depressing me. At what age do girls stop growing?

Depends: The hormones of puberty trigger both the final growth spurt and eventual closure of the growth centers. Women generally grow 5-7 cm after their first menses, which itself can happen at differing age based on genetic and dietary factors. Most will finish by 16-17.A single x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify growth centers as either open (more growth) or closed (finished growing).

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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At what age do girls stop growing in height?

Menses + 2.5inches: The process is a bit variable but most girls will get about 2.5 inches (5cm) taller after their first menses. Some get there quicker than others. For most this is 15-16.

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