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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.
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?
About 2 years: Then growth rate slows down afterwards and to a halt at age 18. ...Read more
Puberty: 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
Hormone antagonist: Sothere is a special hormone antagonist used to delay puberty. As a result, in boys, the growth plates are prevented from closing, growth progresses and this process provides more inches to the boy's height. Please consult an endocrinologist for this purpose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer