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How do you know if you have hit your growth spurt?

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How do you know if you have hit your growth spurt?

Growth velocity: Average growth velocity is about 4 cm/ year after 2 yo. During puberty, boys 5-11cm/yr and girls 6-10cm/year. The age of park height velocity varies substantially. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have had your growth spurt? And is it possible to have a second growth spurt?

How do you know if you have had your growth spurt? And is it possible to have a second growth spurt?

Growth: Usually, when your height has stabilized and you don't continue to have significant changes for a year or more, you may have finished your growth spurt. For most girls, the fastest growth time is 2 years before the first period and 2 years after. Some boys may have a second growth spurt, but it is less common in girls. ...Read more

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How to know if I'm having a growth spurt?

See below.: In order to answer this properly, please re-post and let us know how old you are (or your child is, if you're asking for your child). ...Read more

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What are the signs of having a growth spurt?

A growth spurt: Is an increase in the rate of height growth from baseline. Most children from age 5 on will grow between 2-2.5 inches a year, often gaining a little more weight in the winter and height in the summer, but during a growth spurt, this rate increases to 3 or more inches a year. It may be accompanied by an increase in appetite or other signs of puberty with genital hair and breast growth, etc. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're having a growth spurt?

Confusing question: Your basic data lists your age at 50, so for you any linear growth is done. If asking for someone else, we know by doing serial measurements. An increase in sleep needs and appetite can be crude signals, but we generally only know by watching the attained growth on a chart. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you're having a growth spurt?

Increase in height: Body during growth spurt for both boys and girls, exhibit significant changes. Height, weight and fat distribution changes are different in boys and girls and correspond to onset of puberty, which is physiological maturity along with physical growth. See link for addition pointers. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child is having a growth spurt?

How do I know if my child is having a growth spurt?

Eating more often: Growth spurts happen frequently during the first year of life. Typically at 1 week, 3 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months you can expect some increased feeding and growing! During this time your baby will want to eat more often at night, and may be cranky. Growth spurts generally only last a few days and then your baby's schedule will go back to normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be having a growth spurt at age 15 (girl) if puberty started late?

Is it possible to be having a growth spurt at age 15 (girl) if puberty started late?

YES: Growth is a variable process during the transition of puberty. Late bloomers will usually finish their linear growth later than those who start early, but for girls there are some predictable markers.Menses is expected by 2-3 years after breast buds emerge and the hormones that support these markers also signal the bones to do their final growth. Expect an average of 2.5 inches after 1st menses. ...Read more

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I feel HUNGRIER than usual. I'm 16 yo. Got period at 15 yo. Does this mean I am having a growth spurt or growing taller? Grew inch1/2 after 1st period

I feel HUNGRIER than usual. I'm 16 yo. Got period at 15 yo. Does this mean I am having a growth spurt or growing taller? Grew inch1/2 after 1st period

Not necessarily: Growth in girls usually slows after periods start and usually stops about a year after menses begin. At 19 you have certainly fused your growth plates and will not be growing more. Have you had a balanced diet with all essential nutrients? Could you be iron deficient? Could you be pregnant? If your appetite continues to be excessive in your opinion you may want to have a check up. ...Read more

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My ankles have been sore and I'm 16. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt? Or increasing height? I've had my period over a year

My ankles have been sore and I'm 16. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt? Or increasing height? I've had my period over a year

Not specific: Ankle soreness is more often related to physical activities than growth. Most females will grow 2.5 inches after their first cycle, and most of that in the year after menses starts. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, weak legs and arms. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt/getting taller? 16 year old girl, got first period 15 yr 0 mo

Lower back pain, weak legs and arms. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt/getting taller? 16 year old girl, got first period 15 yr 0 mo

Not related: By 16 most girls have had their growth spurt which is usually between 12-15 yrs. Weakness in arms and kegs can be from a lot if different other reasons like low iron and other minerals in body like calcium ets. ...Read more

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Is 16 too late for a growth spurt?

No: Some continue to grow although often at a slow pace. A single x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify growth plates. If open, more growth is possible, if closed, they are finished. ...Read more

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Will I have a second growth spurt?

Will I have a second growth spurt?

Out not up: You don't grow taller after your growth centers close at the end of puberty. As a man in his 40's you are more likely to grow out than up. ...Read more

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How can I have a major growth spurt?

How can I have a major growth spurt?

Diet and exercise: There are no easy ways to gain height. If you are truly 37 years old, you have reached your height. ...Read more

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How fast can you grow in a growth spurt?

How fast can you grow in a growth spurt?

Every body different: There are variation based on familial, genetic, nutritional and emotional factors ...Read more

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How many years does a growth spurt last?

See below: Depends on what you define as a growth spurt. Usually, these may last for a few weeks to months but some people start then just continue to grow until their genetic limit is reached. If the pattern shows something outside the family pattern, get seen by your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a late growth spurt?

What to do if I have a late growth spurt?

Growth spurt: There is nothing to do. It is natural body cycling. If it is very late coming, checking ones nutritional status or if one over exercises. ...Read more

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Does soda pop slow down your growth spurt?

Does soda pop slow down your growth spurt?

Soda: Soda is not in any way a nutrtional option for children. Growth spurts require water, protein, fat and carbs. Soda is not helpful. ...Read more

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When can a teen have a final growth spurt?

When can a teen have a final growth spurt?

Any time: There are really no rules when it comes to teenage growth. That is why some boys end up 6'8" NBA stars and the rest of us don't. Joking aside, boys' height typically slows by age 14-16 and girls' by age 13-15. Some conditions may alter these typical windows, and sometimes kids will surprise everyone with a 19 year old spurt, but the vast majority fit into the norms described. ...Read more

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When do boys usualy hit their growth spurt?

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 more

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Can I still have a big growth spurt or grow?

Wider-yes: Linear growth stops when the growth centers of the long bones close. There is no way to re-open them. Get some platform shoes or learn to accept the height you reached. You are done. ...Read more

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Signs before a child goes on a growth spurt?

Signs before a child goes on a growth spurt?

See below: Girls should have developed breast and pubic hair before experiencing growth spurt. For boys, enlargement of testicles and penis, pubic hair, and axillary perspiration precedes the growth spurt. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hit my growth spurt?

How do I know if I have hit my growth spurt?

Bone age: Ask your doctor to get an xray of yourleft wrist to determine you. ...Read more

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When do people generally get a growth spurt?

Growth spurt: Growth spurts begin during childhood and end usually well before age 25. Your pediatrician should have charts of your height and weight growth and it should have been given to you and your parents. If they don't have anything to show you complain to your current doctor. Everyone should have that information available to them from age 1 month to 18. ...Read more

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When do boys tend to get their growth spurt?

It varies: You are not sharing your age with us. There is no one answer for all boys. It depends on numerous variables. ...Read more

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Do guys have a growth spurt at age 17 and up?

Do guys have a growth spurt at age 17 and up?

Not often: By 17 most males see their growth centers begin to close and growth slows. An x-ray of the hand can be analysed to see what stage the growth is entering. Some "late bloomers"continue slow steady growth into their early 20's, but most stop at 18. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of a growth spurt?

Getting taller: Getting taller is the primary thing. Can be associated with increase in appetite in children. The key is to see linear growth in proportion to increased appetite and weight gain. There is quite a bit of perceived " growth spurt" in the US among parents regarding their children in which the child is really just gaining too much weight as compared to height! Babies are different! ...Read more

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What height do you grow during a growth spurt?

What height do you grow during a growth spurt?

Growth spurt: An adolescent boy usually grows about 4 inches during a growth spurt, a girl grows 3 inches during a spirt. ...Read more

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Can a growth spurt occur after 18 years of age?

Growth spurt: Way more often than not growth has slowed down substantially a by age 18 so a growth spurt is unlikely.

However, over the next several years your bones and joints will continue to improve your skeletal health. ...Read more