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Growth Charts Little Person
Height: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way to become taller ...Read more
A growth chart is used by pediatricians to follow a child's growth over time. Growth charts have been constructed by observing the growth of large numbers of normal children over time. The height, weight, and head circumference of a child can be compared to the expected parameters of children of the same age and sex to determine whether the ...Read more
My friend is quite concerned about his height growth and thinks that masturbation has negatively affected it? Does masturbation stunt height growth?
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
Look for patterns: A growth delay implies that the rate of growth is below normal for a child. For example, if a child has been growing along the 50th % and over a couple of years drops into the 25% and 10%, that constitutes a growth delay. There are many kids who grow a little above or below the 5th and 95% of the growth chart, but stay on their "own curve", who are normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Height: by age 17 yrsGet a more detailed answer ›
Identify PATTERNS: Growth charts allow us to determine whether the trend or pattern of a child's growth is healthy. This is crucial, because individual measurements may be +/-, due to squirming babies or slightly different measuring techniques. While it's tempting to focus on individual measurements, this often creates undo anxiety. The big picture--over time--is usually what matters most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will HGH do anything for a 17 year old with no gh deficiency but open growth plates, in term of height wise/growth speed?
Lots of measuring: The children's hospital in denver became famous for collecting growth curves for many of the children followed in their clinics. Infant formula companies printed them up and gave them out free to all pediatricians. We then realized that different groups of children grow at different rates. Different ethnic groups have their own curves and children with cp, downs, etc. Have their own curves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chart: Charts are available at www.cdc.gov/growth charts.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 ›
If a person is tired and he measure his height then his height will measure less than the actual height?
If a boy is 14 and has facial and body hair and is 3 inches under predicted adult height can he grow 3 more inches?
Depends: on Tanner staging and stage of puberty, facial and body hair has several degrees of maturation, also predicted adult height is different for each person, pediatrician would be best to asses that and judge whether he needs further testing or he is following his expected growth curve, I would say he still has some height to achieve ...Read more