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Stop Growing Taller
Puberty decides: Every teenager is different but they all go through the same basic stages of puberty. These stages are often referred to as tanner stages (also referred to as sexual maturity level). Stage i is seen before puberty starts and stage v is when you have full adult characteristics. Once you are at stage v you are unlikely to grow any taller. Typically this is at ~15-16 for girls and ~16-17 for boys. ...Read more
Nature: Your numbers are off a bit.Most women stop at 16-17 and men at 17-18 as a response to the hormones that drive puberty.These hormones tell the growth centers to finish and solidify in preparation for adult life. The growth centers are a weaker bone feature that are subject to greater risk of injury, once closed, the weakness is gone as is the potential for more linear growth. ...Read more
Soon if not already: Future growth is dependent on whether the growth centers in your long bones remain open. Most have closed by 17-18 yo in males. If your family has a history of delayed growth, these may be open and more growth possible.An x-ray of your wrist/hand can detect your bone maturity.If the index is consistent with 16, you may grow an inch or so, if it shows the growth centers closed, you are finished ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male growth: Growth of males continues to age 21-25. ...Read more
No harm: Nothing. Please do not attempt anything. Anything would be dangerous and foolish. Give thanks to a god for your life and please learn to love who you are. ...Read more
Many online websites some written by doctors are saying boys stop growing taller at 16, true or false ?
Generally: Generally true though not always. After onset of puberty, growth plates of long bones begin to close, and when completely sealed, there can be no more growth in stature. Later onset puberty may lead to taller final height. Some boys keep growing and some have late spurts, but most boys, by age of 16-17 can no longer gain height. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 16 years old and I'm in 9th grade. But my height is much taller than my age. It's 5'9". Is it bad? when will i stop growing tall?
I know most males stop growing taller in teens or possibly early 20s but is it possible to gain another inch sometime between ages 23-26 or so?
No: Unfortunately, done getting taller after bone ends are closed in late teens, good luck ...Read more
What are all the possible conditions/issues that can cause someone's growth plates to never close? Do you eventually stop growing taller @ some point?
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