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Doctor insights on: Growth Plates Close Age

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I am 21 years old, and I am 5'7". I exercise very vigorously. My brother is 6'1", and my dad is around 6'0". Will a HGH prescription increase height? I've read that growth plates close between ages 21-25, so I still have hope that HGH will solve it.

I am 21 years old, and I am 5'7". I exercise very vigorously. My brother is 6'1", and my dad is around 6'0". Will a HGH prescription increase height? I've read that growth plates close between ages 21-25, so I still have hope that HGH will solve it.

Solve what?: Your height is normal. Getting HGH is not going to make you taller at age 21 and is more likely to damage your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What age do your growth plates close?

18-20 years of age: It varies among each individual and by gender. Girls close 1-2 years sooner than in the boys. ...Read more

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At which age does the growth plates close?

At which age does the growth plates close?

It varies from perso: -2 person & male 2 female. Female's are closed earlier than males. Best 2 Google it & examine the charts. Sam Decker a I/W buckets star is a junior, & from the end of his soph year to star of this year went from 6'7" 225# to 6'9" & 240#. Pelvic illeac apophysis closure is when it's over, seen only on imaging. ...Read more

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At what age do growth plates close for males?

At what age do growth plates close for males?

Usually 20s: Usually early 20s for peripheral growth plates and a little later for the spinal ones. ...Read more

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At what age do the growth plates on boys close?

At what age do the growth plates on boys close?

Varies: This can vary, usually from 16-18 but there are outliers. An x-ray of the wrist and hand can verify when this occurs. ...Read more

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I'm tall for my age. My growth plates have not yet closed. Is there anyway to close them early? Btw I get picked on about it and will not regret it.

I'm tall for my age. My growth plates have not yet closed. Is there anyway to close them early? Btw I get picked on about it and will not regret it.

Tall for 44?: There is something very strange about your question. You could not possibly be writing about yourself. If you are 44, you finished growing quite a while ago. If you meant this about your child, please rewrite your question so it makes sense and can be answered properly. ...Read more

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While rare what would cause person's growth plates to never close? Does something eventually stop growth from happening @ some point? At a certain age?

While rare what would cause person's growth plates to never close? Does something eventually stop growth from happening @ some point? At a certain age?

Not rare it never-: -happens. Epiphyses close @ different times throughout the body, as well as depending on male or female. It is driven by genetics. People are getting bigger over the years. Go 2 the ship in the harbor museum in Boston & tour it, . You can't stand up & won't fit in the bunks they slept in. You can Google this, . There are tables with the age range 4 male & female. ...Read more

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Could masterbution at age 15 had prematurly fused my growth plates by age 16 resulted in short height?

Could masterbution at age 15 had prematurly fused my growth plates by age 16 resulted in short height?

No Relation: If it were, there would be a lot more short people. Short height, however, could be affected by genetics, poor nourishment, very low body fat (like in some athletes), extreme dieting, testosterone/estrogen or testosterone/estrogen-like supplements. ...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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Help! Did frequent masturbation (ejaculation) from the age of 15 (male)and from that point my height never increase. And at age 16 my growth plates fused!

Help! Did frequent masturbation (ejaculation) from the age of 15 (male)and from that point my height never increase. And at age 16 my growth plates fused!

Masturbation: Nope. Absolutely not. Masturbation, which is a common and natural part of the human experience, does not in any way cause genetic or anatomic health consequences. Every boy and man you know masturbates or has masturbated. There are no negative health consequences to this natural sexual activity. ...Read more

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Will high dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) cause jaw growth? 599 mcg/dl? Even after growth plates closed? At what age do they close?

Will high dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) cause jaw growth? 599 mcg/dl? Even after growth plates closed? At what age do they close?

High dheas doesn't: Necessarily mean elevated adrenal hormones. It won't cause jaw growth. Growth plates close after puberty is completed. A wrist x-ray can check if your still have open growth plates or not. ...Read more

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Is bone age related to the growth plates? At bone age 16, is growth possible? How much (with genectis not being a problem)?

Is bone age related to the growth plates? At bone age 16, is growth possible? How much (with genectis not being a problem)?

Depends: At a bone age of 16 most males are finishing their growth with the growth centers fusing (closing) at a bone age of 18. The anticipated increase in length between 16-18 is about 2 inches. ...Read more

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Hi doctor my height is 181 my last doctor said Vertebral growth plates till 23 is open I 'm boy and 19 year and 1 month age can I Increase 2 cm or 3?

Hi doctor my height is 181 my last doctor said Vertebral growth plates till 23 is open I 'm boy and 19 year and 1 month age can I Increase 2 cm or 3?

No growth last year?: If no growth in the last 12 months, then growth has finished. Otherwise, one should still grow a bit. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person can do about height. ...Read more

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Could you give me the closure age of the growth plates in long bones and spine?

Variable: Females are usually approximately 2-3 years more advanced than males. Most male growth plates fuse between 16-18 years. Most females between 13-15 years. These times are quite variable. There are outliers. Usually when growth plates fuse growth stops. Secondary ring apophyses appear in spine at puberty and fuse about 25 years of age. ...Read more

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My son is15, bone age 17.Some of his growth plates are not completely closed (rad/cub, little space at distal femur. Is it still possible to treat him?

My son is15, bone age 17.Some of his growth plates are not completely closed (rad/cub, little space at distal femur. Is it still possible to treat him?

Growth plates: Your son is 15 yrs and his bone age is 17 yrs, he is close to his maximum height. For short stature treatment he is beyond a growth stage to make much of a difference. Growth hormone at this stage would close those open growth plates faster. I am assuming that this is the treatment you are asking about. ...Read more

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Yes or no please I took one shot of testosterone cypionate 500 mg at age 17 could this have fused my growth plates or penis growth?

Yes or no please I took one shot of testosterone cypionate 500 mg at age 17 could this have fused my growth plates or penis growth?

NO: Single dose should not have effect of " closure of epiphysis. But normally bone age is done by age of 18 in boys unless you are late bloomer. You do not epect any untowrads effect on penile length if it is it should be increase in length./or you are done with penile length too. Follow up with ped. Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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My hieght is around 5.4 and my age is 17. I've checked had xray of my hand it show that my growth plates are still active. I want to increase my hiegh?

My hieght is around 5.4 and my age is 17. I've checked had xray of my hand it show that my growth plates are still active. I want to increase my hiegh?

Growth plates: If your growth plates are still open/active you will continue to grow some. Ask to see an endocrinologist about solutions for additional growth. Often injections of medication to do this are not without side effects. ...Read more

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Age 17 I took one shot of testosterone cypionate around 500 mg, I stopped after 1 main? Did this fuse growth plates or affect penis please be honest and detailed..

Age 17 I took one shot of testosterone cypionate around 500 mg, I stopped after 1 main? Did this fuse growth plates or affect penis please be honest and detailed..

Doubtful: One shot of testosterone should have done neither of those things. But please make sure to only take it if prescribed by a physician. Check with your doc to see if you need to be on this med. ...Read more

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11.9 female with current bone age of 14 years. She is 4'11''. Xr bone age impression "near complete fusion of growth plates. Partially open plates of distal radius and ulna. Mom is 5'7' dad 6'1. Help?

11.9 female with current bone age of 14 years. She is 4'11''. Xr bone age impression "near complete fusion of growth plates. Partially open plates of distal radius and ulna. Mom is 5'7' dad 6'1. Help?

Peds endocrinologist: This is really specialized care that you want to see a pediatric endocrinologist. She is right at the borderline of being appropriate for growth hormone treatment. Growth hormone treatment is very expensive. But using it now might be able to have her gain a couple more inches in height. ...Read more

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Just met 30 year old mom of 2 who fell, said Xray saw crack above right ankle. Told it was growth plate. Can growth plates still be open at her age?

Just met 30 year old mom of 2 who fell, said Xray saw crack above right ankle. Told it was growth plate. Can growth plates still be open at her age?

Not a growth plate: A 30 year old woman will not have growth plates open. IF she has pain, swelling, tenderness and an abnormal xray, she should seek another opinion to determine if she has a fracture or other injury that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Age 14 son had left wrist bone age xray. Results state his bone age is 17 but do not state that growth plates are closed. Any hope for further growth?

Age 14 son had left wrist bone age xray. Results state his bone age is 17 but do not state that growth plates are closed. Any hope for further growth?

Yes: The major mechanical determinant of height is how long the longest bones in the body, like the femur (thigh) and tibia (leg), become. At the ends of these bones are the growth plates that appear like open spaces on x-rays when growth is ongoing but close when growth is completed. If the growth plate on your son is still open, there is potential for further growth. ...Read more

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Daughter is 4 foot 8 dr did hand bone xray and 9 y/o said growth plates fused is it possible for her to still grow? Got period at age 8

She's done: Growing taller requires open growth plates. She entered puberty early. The hormones that drive puberty also tell the growth to finish. ...Read more

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Why do growth plates close?

So not 100 ft tall!: If your growth plates don't close, you will never stop growing! Hard to buy clothes, and expensive, if you are as tall as the Empire State Building. Could be handy for picking fruit or cleaning skyscraper windows, but otherwise, how would you ever be able to drive a car? ...Read more

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How do you know when your growth plates close?

How do you know when your growth plates close?

Usually 16 for boys: But it varies. If you haven't grown in a year, it is safe to assume that you are done growing. An xray would show if your plates have closed, but would be overkill unless you were looking for other pathology. ...Read more

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What cause growth plates to close earlier or later?

What cause growth plates to close earlier or later?

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 more