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Can men grow taller after 20 year?

Can men grow taller after 20 year?

Depends: Linear growth depends on growth centers in the long bones. Puberty accelerates and then ends growth by closing the growth plates. If you entered puberty at the average time you usually finish growth by 17-18.If late, and bone centers (xray of hand) are more consistent with a 15 yo you might grow in your 20's.If the growth centers are closed, you are done.If you have not grown in a year, U are. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can i still grow after reaching 20 years?

Can i still grow after reaching 20 years?

Not unless you: Had a significant delay in starting puberty. Our cicumference can change even if our height can't. ...Read more

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Is full compensatory/catch up growth possible after late puberty? How about at age 20 if growth plates are open until 23.

Is full compensatory/catch up growth possible after late puberty? How about at age 20 if growth plates are open until 23.

Depends on: The reason for the failed growth. If a medical condition led to delayed maturation and slow growth and if the bone age is delayed compared to the chronological age, then treatment of the underlying condition can enhance growth. ...Read more

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Why don't girls grow taller than guys?does the production of growth hormone decreases after menarche?can i still grow taller if i reduce wt.?girl, 20

Why don't girls grow taller than guys?does the production of growth hormone decreases after menarche?can i still grow taller if i reduce wt.?girl, 20

Genetics/no: Girls can expect 2.5 inches (5cm) of additional height after menarche. Menarche influence the hormonal closure of the growth centers, and once closed, no further growth is possible. Males hit their growth spurt later and generally finish linear growth at a later age. Their pre-programmed growth pattern (genes) make them taller. ...Read more

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Why do men stop growing taller after 20 and girls at 18?

Nature: Your numbers are off a bit.Most women stop at 16-17 and men at 17-18 as a response to the hormones that drive puberty.These hormones tell the growth centers to finish and solidify in preparation for adult life. The growth centers are a weaker bone feature that are subject to greater risk of injury, once closed, the weakness is gone as is the potential for more linear growth. ...Read more

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Are there rare instances (not acromegaly)where adults stopped growing in early 20s but started growing taller again sev inches 15 yrs later?Poss cause

Are there rare instances (not acromegaly)where adults stopped growing in early 20s but started growing taller again sev inches 15 yrs later?Poss cause

That does not happen: That does not happen in real life, meaning a middle-aged adult does not grow taller if having excess growth hormone. She will get acromegaly instead of growing taller. Of course, there may be stories of middle-aged adults growing taller on the internet, but that's the internet world. ...Read more

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Read Taylor swift is still growing taller @ 25. Thought girls didn't grow that late. What causes that & could I still grow after 25 if got period @ 13?

Read Taylor swift is still growing taller @ 25. Thought girls didn't grow that late. What causes that & could I still grow after 25 if got period @ 13?

Not a chance : Everything your read about Taylor Swift on the internet is not fact! You are correct, girls growth slows after your period stops then ceases in that following year. ...Read more

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Does girls still grow 2 years after getting their period?

Does girls still grow 2 years after getting their period?

Hard to say: Generally, a girl can expect 2.5 inches of additional linear growth after first menses. Usually this comes in the year following the first cycle. It slows considerably and stops as the hormonal effect regulating menses continues.In theory one could grow slowly for a while longer but not much. ...Read more

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Could I still grow taller at age 20 if I haven't reached height of my dad?

Could I still grow taller at age 20 if I haven't reached height of my dad?

Unlikely to happen: Some kids 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.Most boys growth centers fuse at 17. When they have fused, you are done. ...Read more

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Can 14 yr old girl still grow tall? When dose girls usually stop growing? Can streching help grow tall too? What food help grow tall?

Can 14 yr old girl still grow tall? When dose girls usually stop growing? Can streching help grow tall too? What food help grow tall?

Depends on variables: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-17 years of age in girls. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers are open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity will support good growth.There are no special diet or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more

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I'am 21 , can I grow tall ? I've stopped growing since puberty i guess.

No: We all stop growing at some point; boys around 16-17, girls around 15-16. Some may grow beyond that. At 21, it is unlikely you will grow taller. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could you grow taller after 18?

Could you grow taller after 18?

Unlikely to happen: At 18 the growth centers have likely closed so no more linear growth is expected.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. A bone maturity more consistent with 14 would leave some room for growth. ...Read more

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Do wemen stop growing in height after having a developed breast?

Do wemen stop growing in height after having a developed breast?

Eventually: Women usually grow for a time after breast development.Menses will occur about 2-3 years after first breast emergence.Women generally will stop growing 2.5 inches after their first menses. ...Read more

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