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Can You Grow After Growth Plates Close
Can I grow taller at 19 .. Especially if my growth plates are still open also will hgh help me to grow taller ?
Extremely rare: The current published data suggests that this side effect occurs in 1 of 10,000 skeletally immature patients taking Accutane for acne. If you are 18, however, chances are that your physes are almost fully closed already. If you are under 18, a simple x-ray of your hand can determine whether your physes remain open and growing. Consider a consult via HealthTap Concierge www.healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Confusing question: Puberty is a stage not an event. It can be as short as 2-3 years in some or extend 7 years in others.It begins with testicular enlargement in males which may go unnoticed. It ends when the growth centers have closed. At 16, you have some potential for further growth if your growth centers are oper (x-ray). If your bone maturity is advanced to the level of a 17-18 yo your growth centers are closed. ...Read more
If all growth plates in long bones are closed, can your spine still grow? Will testosterone lengthen the spine if it can grow?
Suppose if someone's body produce significant amount of HGH after after his/her growth plates are fused, will he/she grow taller?
Impossible: Nope. That would be impossible.Get a more detailed answer ›
It won't: At 37 years of age, nothing can make you grow taller. ...Read more
Can excessive GH minus acromegaly cause growth plates to slow or reopen in adults causing height to stop growing & then restart again 12 yrs later?
Confusing!: Truly excessive GH is a rare condition with causes rapid growth if your growth plates are still open (generally younger than age 16) and acromegaly if you are an adult and growth plates are closed. There is no chance that excessive GH would cause your closed growth plates to reopen but I may have misinterpreted your question. ...Read more
Growth hormones: As a girl transitions through puberty, the changes are driven by hormonal factors. These are part of a complex interaction between your brain, and glands. You experience nipple enlargement, followed a few years later by menses. The hormones that drive these changes also accelerate growth and signal the growth plates to close.You get about 3 inches more after menses. Variation is due to genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is full compensatory/catch up growth possible after late puberty? How about at age 20 if growth plates are open until 23.
Is it true if an adult's growth plates never close post puberty they'll keep growing taller throughout their life? What bone diseases can cause that?
Growth plates: Highly unlikely but if you are concerned see an Endocrinologist and/or a bone specialist ...Read more
How can I stop myself from growing taller?What is the age for girls to stop growing taller? Is it possible to grow taller after puberty?
2 in after periods: Most girls will grow about 2 inches after the start of their periods. This is usually around the age of 14 1/2 to 15. At 27 you should have finished your linear growth years ago. Although once it was commonplace for tall girls to receive high doses of estrogen to limit their growth, it is now uncommonly done because of known and theoretical side effects of therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At 19 are my growth plates closed ...trying to grow taller heard around that for males we stop growth completley at 25?
Depends on the plate: Most females stop growing around 14 and males around 16. (there are exceptions.) the epiphyseal plates close around this time. Although some plates in the clavicle don't close until people are in their early 20s. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers were open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity would support good growth.Their are no special diet or exercises that make you taller. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If bones are fused, can you grow taller by increasing spine height? Is there any procedures to get taller after bones plates are fused.?
Not specifically: In puberty, the growth centers determine potential for more growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise.Special diets or exercises will not make anyone grow taller than their genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of the wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity/growth potential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You don't: The same hormonal changes that trigger puberty also signal the growth centers of long bones to close. Once they close, they do not re-open and no additional natural growth is possible.If you have lots of cash,ready to handle lots of pain and a year or two to waste, there are surgical procedures in some countries that could lengthen your leg bones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances a close to 40 YO female will grow taller by several inches? Shouldn't the growth plates have closed a long time ago by this time?
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