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Never Been Through A Growth Spurt
Can delay puberty stunt a teenager's growth? I started puberty late and never get a catch up growth spurt like my peers... Any connection to smoking?
Smoking is bad: While delayed puberty is usually associated with a taller stature (testosterone closes the bone's growth plates), smoking is associated with stunted growth. Studies have shown smoking can decrease your height by 1in or more. Smoking can also prevent the proper growth of your lungs and causes chronic changes that can cause COPD and increase your risk of lung cancer. ...Read more
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
It possible that my 15 yr old daughter is going through a growth spurt? She has recently grown 2 CM but no had no growth pain?
19 yo male im 5'6. Dad=5'11, mom=5'2. Dad inseam=32, my inseam=32. I've never had the pubertal growth spurt. Could my spine still have a growth spurt?
No: The majority of your "growth" is thru your legs. Your growth plates here are more than likely closed which typically occurs by age 18. Your shoulders may still get broader as your collarbone growth plates are some of the last to fuse. Unfortunately you may be on the shorter side. There are worse things in life my friend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grew an inch at age 22, is this normal? Puberty started at age 15. Never had any growth spurts, just slow gradual growth.
Yes: This is one of many typical growing patterns for males. ...Read more
I'm a 19 year old male, 5'6" with a short spine. Dad is 5'11" mom is 5'2" I have a inseam of 33", same as dad, who is normal. Never had the pubertal growth spurt. Can I have a growth spurt in my spine?
Very unlikely but...: I am sorry to tell you that most men stop growing around age 18- but occasionally some will grow until age 21 or so. Taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone might help, but if your growth plates have closed (like most 19 yo's) then you've reached your max. See "http://www.Thebodywellusa.Com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 19y/o probably a late bloomer, had my first growth spurt at 15-16.Still can't grow a beard. Havnt grown since last year.Can i expect height growth?
Depends on bone age: The potential additional length anyone can expect depends on areas in the long bones (arms, legs, fingers)called growth plates. This is where growth occurs and an active open growth plate means more growth is possible. An xray of the hands & wrists can be evaluated for bone maturity since there are many to see. If your bone maturity is average for a 19 yo you are done growing taller. ...Read more
I'm 17 5'10, my doc ran tests, all my hormone levels are normal. Ive never had a growth spurt and my family is very tall. Will I have a growth spurt?
Growrh spurt: By your age you would have had the growth spurt aleeady, 5'10" isn't short! What about your other signs of puberty? Should be developed by now. An X-ray of your left wrist would tell us your bone age and whether your bone growth plates are closed. How were you doing before as regards growth velocity? It may be your built, and you are fine, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15 male 5'9 and i had not a big growth spurt yet. At peak i maybe gained 4 inches a year. Will i get a big growth spurt soon? My voice has deepened.
Maybe: You may have already grown to close to your full height. 5'9" is actually close to "average" heigh & was actually considered tall several deacdes ago. That said, most males continue to grow slowly into their early tewnties. Every person matures at their own pace & that's something that was determined when you were concieved & there's not a lot any of us can do about how tall we are or will be. ...Read more
Have had period for 4.5 years now and not growing any taller, why is my jaw still growing out? Shouldn't growth plates be closed by now?
Growth plates: Growth plates in the jaw are known to slow down around age 18. Occasionally some continue growing a bit into the early 20's. It is best to be evaluated in person by a dentist or oral surgeon, who will take radiographs of your jaw. ...Read more
Does growing a beard correlate to puberty? at 20 i just started growing a beard in patches. does that mean puberty hasn't finished for me yet?
A pediatrician told me i was done growing at 17, cause my hand growth plates were closed, but yet i've grown 1"+ since then. Explanation?
The growth plates of: Your hand bones might have fused, but your long bones (femurs, tibiae) have continued to grow, giving you 1 inch of growth.Before they fused. Different bones fuse at different ages, some earlier than others, probably over a 4-6 years period. I am sure you've done most of your growing by now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: The average 11 yo would be expected to need 9-10hrs/d with more added for such activities as sports practice or studying for exams. If they create a sleep deficit on some days they would usually catch up on others. Naps during family activities, studying, in class or similar events would be a sign of a sleep deficit. Growth spurts can add to need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer