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My daughter is only 142 CM . She is 15 yrs now , attained menarche at age 10 . Can she in any way grow in height ? I am 148 CM & my husband is 172.
Unlikely: You can usually expect 4-5 cm after menarche but that is usually complete within 2-3 yrs. By 5 yr later, the growth centers of the bones have usually fused & no further linear growth is possible. An x-ray of her hand can show of there are growth centers still open & growth possible.Estimated height based on parent height would be 155cm, but many other factors can prevent attaining that level. ...Read more
Hi, I've had lower backache for 23 yrs since my menarche at age 13. It gets worse during and after ovulation and especially after waking up from bed.
If a mother had her menarche at age 13, at which age would you expect the daughter to have hers? How long prior to menarche do you ovulate?:)
Varies: Menarche is driven by estrogen, the dominant female hormone and may or may not be preceded by ovulation.My first delivery to a 13 yo had never reached menarche. Many girls do not ovulate on a regular basis for 6m-1yr post menarche & cycles are often irregular.Many have a clear to grayish discharge in the months prior to starting. 2 to 2,5 yrs after nipple emergence is a common starting point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started menarche wheni was age 10. im now 13 yrs old and 4'11" im a transgender boy if i start hormone blockers could i attain some more height?
Doubt it: The growth expectation after menarche is 2.5 inches, most of which happens in the year after. The hormones that trigger menarche send messages to the growth centers to accelerate the push to final height. This closes the growth centers, and with closure there is no potential for additional height. Plan on being a short person, whatever way your heart takes you. ...Read more
Dropping: The age at which a girl has the first period depend in several factors. Proper thyroid function and a certain ratio of body fat are necessary. With the increase in calories in modern society, this age is ever younger. In the U.S. , for african american girls closer to 8.5 years old . For other ethnic groups it's closer to 9. ...Read more