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Pain With Growth Spurt
Hi lately i look more thinner more hungrier and my bones are paining and i going to be 13 is this a growth spurt or what?
Maybe growth spurt: While it may be a growth spurt, if the bone pain continues, you should be seen. Most growth spurts would lead to changes in height, development and muscle growth. If you are a girl, periods begin at the end of your growth spurt. If you are losing weight and have bone pain, you must be seen and evaluated! good nutrition should be followed to allow continued growth and development! ...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?
Lower back pain, weak legs and arms. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt/getting taller? 16 year old girl, got first period 15 yr 0 mo
Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? height increase?
Not related to those: If a teen has aches and pains here and there, sometimes one place, other times many places, she must see her pediatrician or family doctor. The aches and pains may be due to a condition like children's arthritis or children's lupus, or they may be due to being out of shape (but also can be due to exercising too much). Poor sleep habits, poor daily posture, or other issues, can also lead to aches. ...Read more
It Depends: This is a complicated question because the pubertal growth spurt of any child is inherently dependent upon the age at which the child reaches a particular point in puberty. If the child has a pubertal delay, the pubertal growth spurt may not happen until later teen years. On the other hand, it may take place much sooner if puberty started at an earlier age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Boys normally enter puberty between ages 9-14 as evident by initiation of testicular growth. The actual pubertal growth spurt happens during mid-late puberty in boys. Puberty is complete within 2-4.5 years from the start depending on the boy. The peak growth velocity can be anywhere from 1-3 years after signs of initial testicular enlargement. Statistically, the average age for this is 12-14 yo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if you have had your growth spurt? And is it possible to have a second growth spurt?
Growth: Usually, when your height has stabilized and you don't continue to have significant changes for a year or more, you may have finished your growth spurt. For most girls, the fastest growth time is 2 years before the first period and 2 years after. Some boys may have a second growth spurt, but it is less common in girls. ...Read more
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