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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it possible to grow taller after 30?

Is it possible to grow taller after 30?

No: Females are generally done at 16-17 and males 17-18.At 30, you are long past finished, and no hormone will change the status of your growth centers.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it possible to grow taller after 18?

Is it possible to grow taller after 18?

Sometimes: There are "late bloomers" or those who grow later than some. It all depends on whether your growth centers are still open. Your wrist/hand has many growth centers & an x-ray can be compared to standards. If your x-ray shows open growth plated you may grow taller. A study showing a bone maturity similar to most 14 yo would have several inches of potential while a study similar to most 18yo-not

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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt Dr. Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine
25 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it possible to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd I stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that I can grow 2 inches

Is it possible to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd I stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that I can grow 2 inches

Growing taller: Once your growth plates have closed off in your bones you will stop growing. There is not drug to change this. Growth hormone can only be used to increase height while the growth plates are still open.

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio Dr. DiMeglio
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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How can I stop myself from growing taller? What is the age for girls to stop growing taller? Is it possible to grow taller after puberty?

How can I stop myself from growing taller? What is the age for girls to stop growing taller? Is it possible to grow taller after puberty?

2 in after periods: Most girls will grow about 2 inches after the start of their periods. This is usually around the age of 14 1/2 to 15. At 27 you should have finished your linear growth years ago. Although once it was commonplace for tall girls to receive high doses of estrogen to limit their growth, it is now uncommonly done because of known and theoretical side effects of therapy.

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Dr. Frederick Singer Dr. Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
54 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Dr. Mark Gujer Dr. Gujer
Anesthesiology
22 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez Dr. Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
36 years in practice
University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine
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Is it possible to grow taller in my twenties?

Is it possible to grow taller in my twenties?

Not supposed: At 18 or 19 growths is supposed to stop. If pt continues gowing....The concern is excessive production of growth hormone by the pituitary producing acromegaly or gigantism.

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Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Is it possible to grow taller by stretching after turning 22?

Is it possible to grow taller by stretching after turning 22?

No,: After puberty the growth plates of the bones are fused and have no more potential to grow significantly in length.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Till what age can males grow taller? Is it possible to grow taller even after the age of 21 for boys?

Till what age can males grow taller? Is it possible to grow taller even after the age of 21 for boys?

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. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it possible to grow taller using specific methods? I'm asking for a friend who is still in puberty (15)

Is it possible to grow taller using specific methods? I'm asking for a friend who is still in puberty (15)

Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physiclly active. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches & normal kids who get hormone injections just get to their final height quicker, it would not add to final height. You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll.

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Dr. Justin Brown Dr. Brown
Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I m a girl of 19 yrs. And m of 5.1 feet... is it possible to grow taller if I do regular workouts even at the age of 19? growing taller after puberty?

I m a girl of 19 yrs. And m of 5.1 feet... is it possible to grow taller if I do regular workouts even at the age of 19? growing taller after puberty?

Growth after puberty: If your growth plates have closed on your long bones, you will not grown any taller. Exercise to improve posture may help to make you appear taller, however.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Hello. I like to know is that possible to grow taller until 20 years old?? Thank you

Hello. I like to know is that possible to grow taller until 20 years old?? Thank you

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 stop at 17. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done.

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Dr. Benjamin Kalm Dr. Kalm
Pediatrics
14 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Can I grow taller after 20 and I also do masturbation for once a week, will this affect my growth?

Normal masturbation: Once you have completed puberty you are unlikely to grow any taller. Masturbation does not affect growth in any way. As long as masturbation is done in moderation (i.e. Not constantly), there are no long term medical consequences.

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Dr. Brad Eilerman Dr. Eilerman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
16 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I am 18 and my height is 5 feet 7.I want to grow taller. Is it possible to grow further more?

I am 18 and my height is 5 feet 7.I want to grow taller. Is it possible to grow further more?

Platform shoes: Growth centers in long bones determine how tall you can grow. Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years in males. After that happens, you are done. If your growth centers are open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity will support good growth. Their are no special diet, meds or exercises that make you taller after growth centers close..

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Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Is it true that in 15-20 years it'll be possible to grow taller or lengthen bones via stem cells?

Is it true that in 15-20 years it'll be possible to grow taller or lengthen bones via stem cells?

True is a little: Since you are looking 15 plus years out we would say a definite maybe. True/false begs the question.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I wonder if it is possible to grow taller? I really hope to be about 6 feet+. I know that height is genetic, but there has to be a way? I'm 5.6.

I wonder if it is possible to grow taller? I really hope to be about 6 feet+. I know that height is genetic, but there has to be a way? I'm 5.6.

Platform shoes: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 18 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity. If 18, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches (not 6).There are no magic solutions if your growth centers r closed.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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14yr old 149cm. That's short. Her menses just begun in the mid of this yr. It is possible to grow taller at that age? What are some tip to grow taller?

14yr old 149cm. That's short. Her menses just begun in the mid of this yr. It is possible to grow taller at that age? What are some tip to grow taller?

Growth cntrs close: Menses starts the clock on final growth as the hormones that support menses signal the growth centers to begin closing. A girl will grow another 2.5 inches (5cm)after first menses on average. If the growth centers remain open longer there is more potential for growth. Well balanced nutrition, proper rest and exercise are the bast way to support growth.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can you grow taller when you're in your 20's?

Can you grow taller when you're in your 20's?

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. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done.

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