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Is it possible to hit puberty later than age 16?

Is it possible to hit puberty later than age 16?

Delalyed Puberty: There are different measures of puberty onset and completion in boys and girls. Most measures in most ethnic groups indicate that onset later than 16 is considered delayed and could be due to a number of factors. Visit a pediatrician if there is delayed puberty further information located here http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/delayed_puberty. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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I hit puberty at the age of 9 and since then i only grew 10cm. Is this normal? (im 16 now)

I hit puberty at the age of 9 and since then i only grew 10cm. Is this normal? (im 16 now)

Yes: Typically, girls only grow an inch or 2 after they start menstruating and you grew more than that! you can have an xray done to check your bone age to determine if you are done growing or not - if you are very short and are concerned about it. The younger you are when you get your period - the sooner you will reach full maturity compared to someone who first gets her period when she is 14. ...Read more

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At what age does puberty hit at maximum ?

At what age does puberty hit at maximum ?

Variable: Your genetics determines onset, duration and end of puberty. For males the range is usually 12-20 years old. In males sexual development is more gradual, as opposed to females where it is more dramatic. My definition of "maximum" in this case is "physical adulthood, " or no more growth possible. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you hit puberty at the age of 12?

Could you tell me what happens if you hit puberty at the age of 12?

Puberty: Puperty often occurs gradually. The average age to enter puberty for girls is 10 and for boys is a bit later. If you haven't started puberty by 14 and boys by 16 you will want to contact your doctor. For girls breast development is the first sign of puberty, for boys it is testicular growth. ...Read more

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Im almost 18 right now, but Im a late bloomer and hit puberty at age 15-16. I think I just hit my growth spurt in the past year. Will I grow more?

Im almost 18 right now, but Im a late bloomer and hit puberty at age 15-16. I think I just hit my growth spurt in the past year. Will I grow more?

Unlikely to happen: Some kids (late bloomers) 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.If not, healthy nutrition,rest and exercise maximise growth ...Read more

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5'6.5 right now, almost 18 yrs, but hit puberty at age 15-16 and hit my growth spurt in the past year. Have a twin whose 5'7.5. Will i still grow more?

Probably: Since you had a growth spurt last year, chances are that you'll still grow a little more. Check your growth chart at your doctor next time you see him/her, you can estimate how much more you might grow. The important thing is to be content with your height, no matter how tall or short. It's who you are and how you live your life that is important in the long run. Don't worry about something you have no control of. ...Read more

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Typical age for girl to hit puberty? What is the average age that girls begin puberty? How long does it last? What causes some girls to start extremely early and some to start extremely late?

Typical age for girl to hit puberty? What is the average age that girls begin puberty? How long does it last? What causes some girls to start extremely early and some to start extremely late?

8.5 -13 years: First sign of puberty is breast development. Normal age range is 8.5-13 years. Once puberty starts, it takes about 2.5-3.Years before having your first period. Early puberty in girls is common and is usually idiopathic and benign. There is a large list of causes of late puberty which would be too hard to talk about in this forum. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old grow to her full potential after suffering anorexia, she is in the tenth percentile and hasn't hit puberty yet , her bone age is 12.?

ANOREXIA: She is small normal being in the 10th percentile with anorexia and delayed bone grouth and delayed puberty. With proper guidance and nutrition she can catch up in grouth and development. ...Read more

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