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Puberty And Growth Plate Closure
If growth plates are fused in puberty what's the matter in gigantism, why and how a person keeps on growing?
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
Is full compensatory/catch up growth possible after late puberty? How about at age 20 if growth plates are open until 23.
Depends on: The reason for the failed growth. If a medical condition led to delayed maturation and slow growth and if the bone age is delayed compared to the chronological age, then treatment of the underlying condition can enhance growth. ...Read more
I know growth plates fuse after puberty but what could cause someone's growth plates to never close? Have there been cases of that happening and why?
If someone went thru puberty but growth plates never closed, would their height keep growing even in 30s or 40s or would it stop earlier @ some point?
Was just told that growth plates can reopen later in life, post-puberty & yrs after someone seemed to stop growing. Is there any truth to those claims?
Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?
What are poss. Causes where growth plates of late 30-something fail to close? Estrogen levels normal. Isn't estrogen what closes plates post puberty?
See your doctor: You may need a medical evaluation so please see your pediatrician. If there is further concern, you may need to see a pediatric endocrinologist. Your pediatrician is where to begin. ...Read more
About 2 years: Then growth rate slows down afterwards and to a halt at age 18. ...Read more
Puberty can begin at an early or later age.
More importantly the pediatrician should be keeping - and sharing with you - growth curves for height and weight.
It is important for you to know whether the child is in the middle, above, or below the usual value.
You can find "Growth Curves" on the internet. ...Read more
Aha! That famous?: It really depends on gender and other variables! Some are "early birds"... Developing early. .. Breast budding, facial and armpit hair showing early while your classmates are "late bloomers". .. Short scrawny kids that develop after 15 yrs or later! Lots of changes, liking opposite sex, voice cracking. Needing to spray tons of axe perfume in guys ;) & make ups in girls too! Enjoy life! ...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
Does the prostate grow as part of the growth process during puberty or is it the same size always?
Grows with puberty: The prostate gland secretes a slightly alkaline fluid, milky or white in appearance, that usually makes up about half of the volume of the semen along with sperm and thus considered as part of the male reproductive system. Testosterone is needed for the normal growth of the prostate and during puberty levels of testosterone accelerate the growth of prostate to the adult size, about walnut size. ...Read more
If a male was to see puberty changes just starting at nearly age 15 (late bloomer). What age would growth stop at?
Puberty and growth: There are many things which happen during puberty. Often the lay definition ignores things like testicular growth. So, figuring out how long or how many inches someone might grow after puberty begins is going to require more investigation. I would suggest seeking an opinion from an endocrinologist, either pediatric or adult depending on the age of the patient. ...Read more
How do I know if I am already past my puberty years and that there is no more room for growth, like for sex organs?
Shaving yet?: If you are fully grown, there has been no change in height in over a year, and you have attained full pubic hair growth and possibly shaving your face regularly (or growing a beard), then you are very likely past your puberty years and no longer should expect sexual organ size to increase. ...Read more
Is there a chance of height growth and body development when puberty started at 9 and a half and body is not develop fully. I am 16 now?
Short Stature: You have what is defined as short stature and there are a number of reasons that can happen. These range from hereditary to lack of growth hormone, in your case likely early puberty. At your age you need to get an x-ray to check for your bone age to see if your bones have finished growing, if they have not then tests can be done to see if their are any treatments. Get in to see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm aboy with 17 yearsold but look like 14. Reason is my puberty growth havedelay. What medicine can help me to boost up puberty growth?
Hard to comment: Delay could be genetic or hormonal. I would want to see your growth chart & get an x-ray of your wrist/hand & have it assessed for bone maturity. If you have always been small & the bone maturity is 15 or later it is likely genetic. If your growth has slowed and bone maturity is 14 or less, it may be hormonal. Only specialized treatments could fix that with a hormone doctor. ...Read more
I'm 16yrs and 166 tall im asian male I hit puberty around 14 and had a growth spurt since last year I have only grown an inch or less will I grow more
Hello. I know somebody that is about to turn 16, but he is still very short. He said he alrwady hit puberty 2 yrs ago, but no growth spurt still. Help?
Constitutional delay: Check with his doctor for assurance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physiclly active. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches & normal kids who get hormone injections just get to their final height quicker, it would not add to final height. You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll. ...Read more