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Pain With Growth Spurt
Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?
If a teen is pregnant during her height growth years, does her pregnancy hormones promote closing of her growth plates and cause shorter final height?
Pregnant: Ealy closure of the growth plate may take place. ...Read more
Maybe not: It depends on where the pain is. Growing pains are typically along the front of the legs and are typicaly at night. They do not last long, should not cause limping, redness or swelling. If the pain is more persistent or is in multiple places, then i would rec you see your doc. ...Read more
Competitive: Gymnasts are often small people. Some studies argue that a chronic calorie deficiency compounded by an extraordinary amount of exercise may stunt growth, while others don't. We do know that delayed puberty is common among gymnasts, swimmers and runners, particularly in girls. Hypothalamic amenorrhea is often seen in these girls. Kids in less competitive gymnastics may not have problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can growth plates reopen in a person's mid- to late-thirties, or possibly never have closed during adolescence?
No: Simple answer is no, closed is closed ...Read more
Will HGH do anything for a 17 year old with no gh deficiency but open growth plates, in term of height wise/growth speed?
Yes it does: And that's why you start having voice changes. ...Read more
Poor oxygen/nutrient: Thalessemia major is a genetric disorder which can and typically cause significant /severe anmia. The normal blood is essential to carry oxygen and nutrients to all organs/body tissues. A child with severe anemia will likely experience stunned growth/pubertal development because of pooor oxygen/nutrients needed for propper growth/development. Many have shortened lifespan. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Most young boys start growing around 11-24. Some will see rapid swings and other later; but young men in their early 20's can have growth spurts. For girls they can start from 11-20's as well but once they have their period, within the next two years, they have probably completed most of their growing. ...Read more
Varies: There are "early bloomers" and "late bloomers". Early puberty occurs in middle school and late bloomers hit growth spurt in 9-10th grades. Girls do the bulk of growing the two years before menses and boys will hit growth spurt (on the average) between 12-14 years and can grow until age 20 . I always ask parents when they hit their growth spurt as that provides idea when their children might.. ...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
Not really: Because OCD is complex, i understand why you ask. I have not noted this nor has a quick survey point to this. However, if you have noticed change coinciding with growth spurt, do make sure you and your psychiatrist thoroughly investigate. The significant shifts in hormonal change-particularly with growth spurt- certainly should be thoroughly considered. If OCD began around puberty, up urgency. ...Read more
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