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Stop Growing Taller
Around 17-18: Unless the family has a tendency toward late growth, most male growth is done by 17-18. Linear growth continues until the growth centers close, (17-18 in most) some will have slower closure of the centers and continue at a slow pace to 20.An x-ray of the wrist and hand can be assessed for growth centers and determine if growh is still possible. ...Read more
On average, what age do males stop growing taller? I've heard its 21 when males on average stop growing taller. I am around 185 cm at 18 and a half
When do females stop growing taller? What is the latest age you have seen a female gain height before ending her growth?
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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 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
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?
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
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