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Doctor what is healthy weight for girl age 14 height 5ft 5in tall tall statue?

Doctor what is healthy weight for girl age 14 height 5ft 5in tall tall statue?

This indicates that: Your are 13 years old. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

Tall Stature (Definition)

Tall is a subjective number, but most people would agree that two standard deviations above average or above the 90th percentile would be consistered tall, but height charts and averages vary with different populations. For WHO growth charts, 90% for men is 72.5 inches and ...Read more


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Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Hormonal ?: You may have overdone the thyroxine, but unlikely at your age without hour growth plates still. Eing open !! Suggest you check this out with your endocrinologist ...Read more

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Could childhood height correlate with adult height?

Could childhood height correlate with adult height?

It could: Some children go into puberty relatively younger or relatively older than most of their same-gender peers. So a child's height at one point in time may not predict adult height well. This equation is better: boy's final ht = [(mom's ht + 5') + dad's ht]/2. Girl's final ht = [(dad's ht - 5') + mom's ht]/2. The final height should be within 2' (more or less) of the answer to the equation. ...Read more

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Hi' i'm 18 and 67 inches tall. my dad is 75 inches tall. can i grow taller than him??

Hi' i'm 18 and 67 inches tall. my dad is 75 inches tall. can i grow taller than him??

Unlikely : By the age of 18 your growth plates are going to be closing pretty soon. This is the part of the bone that allows new bone to form and lengthen the bones. For most people this happens around 18-20. You are probably going to grow another two to three inches but you might not catch your dad! ...Read more

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Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Yes, it is possible!: Typically long legs & large feet go with tall stature (like puppies with big paws) but not 100% of t he time. I do have a few patients with big feet who aren't tall. When the shoe size gets larger than 13, it becomes harder to find shoes in stores and you often have to search on-line & can be more expensive, hopefully they don't grow too large! ...Read more

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Could teenage eating disorder stunt adult height?

Could teenage eating disorder stunt adult height?

Absolutely: Malnutrition during a critical growth period such as early adolescence absolutely can delay height growth. Anorexia, inadequately treated, definitely can result in malnutrition. Growth occurs only during a defined period of time. Once that period has passed, one cannot "catch up, " even if eating goes back to normal. ...Read more

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Will norditropin (human growth hormone) make a short teenager grow taller?

Will norditropin (human growth hormone) make a short teenager grow taller?

Not for them.: This is really for children who have a deficiency in growth hormone, and short stature for noonan's syndrome, turner's syndrome, and no catch-up growth by 2-4 years. It is also for adults with low growth hormone and other hormones, and those with low growth hormone as a child. It is apparently not for teenagers. It might make a short adult grow taller, but may need dose adjustment if grown. ...Read more

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Height. Gain. Of. 14. Year. Girl?

Depends on situation: Most girls can expect about 5 cm of linear growth after the onset of menses. Most 14 yo will expect 2-3 cm. You can download a growth chart & follow specifics from the cdc website. See www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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Teen age hormonal imbalance 14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Teen age hormonal imbalance  14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Improbable...: I'm not sure what your question is here, but apparently you think you have "hormonal imbalance" at age 14. Of course you do - that is what is normal in the teen years. Nothing is in the right proportions yet, levels change constantly. That's why you have acne, are moody, have wet dreams, voice cracks. Sounds like you are the most normal teen i've heard from this week! ...Read more

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Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

No: No, they don't stunt height in males. That is unfortunately a falsehood being perpetuated. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone increase height some one's who is genetically short?

Generally no: Growth hormone given to someone with genetic short stature can get them to their final height a little sooner, if their growth centers are still open. However, it will not add inches after the growth centers are closed, and is unlikely to add inches beyond what final height would be without it. If hormonally deficient it can add height. ...Read more

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A girl having height 5'5" is considered short heighted?

A girl having height 5'5" is considered short heighted?

No: Average adult height for a grown woman in the United States is between 5-4 an 5-5. So that height in this country is actually exactly the normal. ...Read more

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Could 23 years male child tall more ?

Could 23 years male child tall more ?

No: Once the growth centers of the long bones close in adolescence, no further linear growth will be possible.The growth centers of males usually close at 17-18 and rarely as late as 20.At 23 you are done. ...Read more

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Could anorexia and insomnia stunt height growth?

Could anorexia and insomnia stunt height growth?

Anorexia can: I do t think insomnia can unless there is an underlying condition. Since anorexia is often accompanied by insomnia, this could be the case. I wonder what is bringing this up at age 32? ...Read more

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Teenager height problem?

You need to ask ???: Please be specific when you enter a question into the site. It should describe the problem & a specific question related to that issue. ...Read more