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Girl Hitting Puberty
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
At or around Age 14: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: Boys normally enter puberty between ages 9-14 as evident by initiation of testicular growth. The actual pubertal growth spurt happens during mid-late puberty in boys. Puberty is complete within 2-4.5 years from the start depending on the boy. The peak growth velocity can be anywhere from 1-3 years after signs of initial testicular enlargement. Statistically, the average age for this is 12-14 yo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal at some stage: Not all women pop but most do - and no - it does not reveal the gender of the baby. Now, it is easy to determine that for most OBGYN doctors - ultrasound may show the genitals too. But this was just an idea people had. No more. Best wishes for your birth. ...Read more
Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?
If a teen is pregnant during her height growth years, does her pregnancy hormones promote closing of her growth plates and cause shorter final height?
Pregnant: Ealy closure of the growth plate may take place. ...Read more
Varies: There are "early bloomers" and "late bloomers". Early puberty occurs in middle school and late bloomers hit growth spurt in 9-10th grades. Girls do the bulk of growing the two years before menses and boys will hit growth spurt (on the average) between 12-14 years and can grow until age 20 . I always ask parents when they hit their growth spurt as that provides idea when their children might.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ....: After marching into adulthood, roughly around 18, physical growth comes to a halt; this is dictated by genetic code. So, after that, we have to respect and treasure what we got so to make best of ourselves by adopt and adapt what we have. Nonetheless, political correctness & commercialism have misled many men to waste a lot of money to pursue the fantasy of getting bigger and ... ...Read more
Consultation time: If you are really 19 and have had no signs of puberty it is time for a thorough evaluation. I'll assume you have had little contact with doctors or this would have been started already. A pediatric endocrinologist would be where i would send you after initial lab and x-rays. ...Read more
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