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What're the chances I will go through a growth spurt soon if I'm 18?

What're the chances I will go through a growth spurt soon if I'm 18?

Growth: Growth at 18 is rare in either boys or girls. If one had very delayed puberty there is a slight chance. The only way to find out if it's possible is a "bone age" x-ray. This can determine whether the growth plates of the bones have fused closed. ...Read more

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I am a 20 year old female and I believe I am going through a growth spurt but I am not for sure. What are some signs or symptoms?

I am a 20 year old female and I believe I am going through a growth spurt but I am not for sure. What are some signs or symptoms?

Most likely not: Most women stop their height growth 2 years after their first menses, about 13-14 yrs old. Surest test is bone age. Have an X-Ray of hand and fingers and wrist. You can find standards on the web. You can ask your mom and dad when they stopped growing. ...Read more

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My brother is going through a growth spurt now....Is his voice box growing too?

My brother is going through a growth spurt now....Is his voice box growing too?

Voice: Although the voice box may grow some, the deepening of the voice is more from thickening of the vocal cords. This is probably happening as he goes through puberty, although the actual change in the voice can occur rather quickly. ...Read more

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Past week=sudden increased appetite. Like I feel like a teenage boy about to go through a growth spurt. Got period 5 years ago, so prob not growth?

Past week=sudden increased appetite. Like I feel like a teenage boy about to go through a growth spurt. Got period 5 years ago, so prob not growth?

Not growing: 5 years after your first period you should be fully grown so a growth spurt is not likely. If you have an increasing appetite it is probably from other factors. Increased calorie needs can result from new levels of exercise, new body requirements (pregnancy), or nutritional deficiencies (iron deficiency anemia). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 16, 5 foot 11. I was 175 early september and I am now 190 pounds. Could this be that I will go through a growth spurt?

Doubtful: At 16 and 5-11, you likely have already gone through the majority of your height growth spurt. Your weight gain in part could be your bone structure becoming denser now and increased muscle mass, especially if a male. However, your weight gain could also be a red flag to you that you are now consuming too many calories and/or not getting enough exercise and have put on weight. Time to reassess... ...Read more

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I'm going through a growth spurt and for the past month my breasts have been ichy but mainly only in my right breast and its now bigger than the other?

I'm going through a growth spurt and for the past month my breasts have been ichy but mainly only in my right breast and its now bigger than the other?

Unsure: I am not sure with this history. If your breast is swelling you may have development problems and possibly mastitis which is infection in your ducts or glands. I am not sure of your age so get checked. ...Read more

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What to do if have I gone through growth spurt?

Ask question again..: I'm not certain what you are asking? There is likely nothing to do if you have gone through a growth spurt (and are a teenager) - it is expected and normal. ...Read more

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Have I gone through growth spurt, how do I know?

Of course: The growth spurt takes place in the teen years and is typically over by age 18. Even if your puberty was delayed, your growth spurt was completed more than 20 years ago. Sorry but nothing will make you any taller. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go through at growth spurt at 19?

Rare but possible: In most boys the growth spurt starts around age 13 and is finished by 17 but if puberty is delayed the growth spurt could start as late as 16-17 and finish by age 20. It depends on how far advanced puberty is based on the genital exam and also how tall you are now and how much you have grown the past year. ...Read more

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My 13week old baby is bottle and eating more than usual, teething but still not sleeping through the night- is it s growth spurt?

My 13week old baby is bottle and eating more than usual, teething but still not sleeping through the night- is it s growth spurt?

Sleep consolidation: Occurs between 1-4 mos. If you have a consistent bedtime & routine: in low light, read, feed, then wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth after last feed & put him on his back in his crib in his room, drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm to fall asleep. Wait 5 min. Before going in if he night-wakes. Hope for 6 hrs. Sleep @ 4 mos. & 11 pm-6 am by 5 mos. & avoid trained night-crying @ 6 mos. ...Read more

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My one year old used to sleep through the night mostly. Recently, waking up at 3am and will not go back to sleep unless fed. Normal? Growth spurt?

If you haven't: Already done so, take him/her to his/her pediatrician to make sure that nothing physical is wrong (ear infection/teething). If you've done that already, then it would be important to not have him/her continue this habit. A one year old should be able to eat enough during the day and not need to eat in the middle of the night. So hopefully, this is just temporary, & could be a growth spurt. ...Read more

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Ok, so my 8 year old daughter is going through something. I'm thinking it may be a growth spurt. She is hungry almost all the time now, sleeping alot?

Growth spurt: Please go with her to a pediatrician and review the growth curve. Subsequent evaluation and management will tel whether everything is OK or not. Let's hope that all is OK. If that is not the case careful and detailed management will almost certainly keep things under control. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and still didn't have a growth spurt? Why?

I'm 16 and still didn't have a growth spurt? Why?

Other development: The bigger question is whether other development is on track or whether puberty has not started for you yet. If you have developed breasts, pubic & axillary hair and started your menses, then this is an isolated problem of growth/stature. If none of the other things have happened yet, there is concern about primary reproductive delay/delayed puberty, and this is a different issue. See doc soon! ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I haven't had a growth spurt at all I've only grown an inch every year standing at the height of 5'5. Will I still get my growth spurt.

I'm 16 and I haven't had a growth spurt at all I've only grown an inch every year standing at the height of 5'5. Will I still get my growth spurt.

Hard to say: Most females are done by 16-17, & you provide little info to work on. Expected female height is 1/2 total parental height less 2.5 inches. They also tend to stop within 3 years of their first menses. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could show if you have potential for more growth, but if the growth centers have closed, you are done. ...Read more

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I didn't have a growth spurt during my puberty?

I didn't have a growth spurt during my puberty?

Growth spurt: You may not have had an overt growth spurt but it would be important to kwon how tall you are and how tall are your parents. ...Read more

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Will I ever hit my growth spurt? I'm already done with puberty and I haven't grown taller.

Will I ever hit my growth spurt? I'm already done with puberty and I haven't grown taller.

Platform shoes: At a listed age of 44, there is no way to "grow" taller. If you are asking for someone else, the growth centers that determine linear growth close after adolescence, at 16-17 in most females and 18 in most males. After closure, you can not grow taller. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I am 6ft tall but to be honest I really haven't hit a noticeable growth spurt?

I am 17 years old and I am 6ft tall but to be honest I really haven't hit a noticeable growth spurt?

Growth chart: Look at your growth over several years and determine if your are growing. Puberty occurs. ...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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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 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