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Doctor insights on: What Are The Signs Of A Growth Spurt For Teenagers

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Can you tell me when does your growth spurt start when you're a teenager?

Can you tell me when does your growth spurt start when you're a teenager?

Varies: Pre-pubertal growth spurt can start as early as 9-10, with pubertal growth spurt following by about a year, and growth continuing even after pubertal growth spurt ends. For some children late onset puberty is not uncommon. Every child is different, and their hormonal clock is usually genetically inherited.

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Can delay puberty stunt a teenager's growth? I started puberty late and never get a catch up growth spurt like my peers... Any connection to smoking?

Can delay puberty stunt a teenager's growth? I started puberty late and never get a catch up growth spurt like my peers... Any connection to smoking?

Smoking is bad: While delayed puberty is usually associated with a taller stature (testosterone closes the bone's growth plates), smoking is associated with stunted growth. Studies have shown smoking can decrease your height by 1in or more. Smoking can also prevent the proper growth of your lungs and causes chronic changes that can cause COPD and increase your risk of lung cancer.

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What are some of the signs of a growth spurt?

What are some of the signs of a growth spurt?

Getting taller: Getting taller is the primary thing. Can be associated with increase in appetite in children. The key is to see linear growth in proportion to increased appetite and weight gain. There is quite a bit of perceived " growth spurt" in the US among parents regarding their children in which the child is really just gaining too much weight as compared to height! Babies are different!

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Could you tell me what are signs of a growth spurt?

Could you tell me what are signs of a growth spurt?

Height increase: Increase in height and voice change in boys. Facial hair, increased muscle mass, acne. In girls breast development.

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What are the signs of a growth spurt for males after puberty?

What are the signs of a growth spurt for males after puberty?

Growth: After puberty a male has more hair, grows taller and has more musculature.

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When can a teen have a final growth spurt?

When can a teen have a final growth spurt?

Any time: There are really no rules when it comes to teenage growth. That is why some boys end up 6'8" NBA stars and the rest of us don't. Joking aside, boys' height typically slows by age 14-16 and girls' by age 13-15. Some conditions may alter these typical windows, and sometimes kids will surprise everyone with a 19 year old spurt, but the vast majority fit into the norms described.

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Signs before a child goes on a growth spurt?

Signs before a child goes on a growth spurt?

See below: Girls should have developed breast and pubic hair before experiencing growth spurt. For boys, enlargement of testicles and penis, pubic hair, and axillary perspiration precedes the growth spurt.

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What are the signs of having a growth spurt?

A growth spurt: Is an increase in the rate of height growth from baseline. Most children from age 5 on will grow between 2-2.5 inches a year, often gaining a little more weight in the winter and height in the summer, but during a growth spurt, this rate increases to 3 or more inches a year. It may be accompanied by an increase in appetite or other signs of puberty with genital hair and breast growth, etc.

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What are the signs when you get a growth spurt?

No specific signs: Nothing other than one starts to get taller. However, the greatest growth spurt occurs during and after puberty.

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Could you tell me what are signs of a late growth spurt?

Late height spurt: In boys, they remain shorter than their peers. And secondary sexual characteristics is not visible by age 14, no increase in testis size, girls no breast by age 13.

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What are some signs you are about to haw a growth spurt? My sister has never had one.

What are some signs you are about to haw a growth spurt? My sister has never had one.

Growth Spurt: The beginning of the increase in growth velocity is about age 11 in boys and 9 in girls but varies widely from individual to individual. The peak height velocity occurs at a mean of 13.5 years in boys and 11.5 years in girls. Pubertal growth accounts for about 20% of final adult height, a total averaging 23-28 cm in females and 26-28 cm in males. The average growth spurt lasts 24-36 months.

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What are the signs of when you are receiving your growth spurt? And how many years does a growth spurt last?

What are the signs of when you are receiving your growth spurt? And how many years does a growth spurt last?

Growth spurt: Growth spurt is most evident as an increase of one's height and weight. Boys manifest increased appetite, tiredness or increased energy, increased sleep and change in wardrobe. In boys, it usually happens between 11 to 16 years but con continue into the early 20s (ask your dad, uncles, male grandparents for a history).

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What are signs of growth spurt I think my 6 week old is going threw one?

Not a growth spurt: 6 week olds normally grow very rapidly. The term "growth spurt" is used to describe the rapid growth which accompanies puberty which is extremely rare at such a young age. Enlargement of the genitals or rapid breast enlargement would be seen if your baby were truly having a pubertal growth spurt in which case you should see a specialist

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I am a 20 year old female and I believe I am going through a growth spurt but I am not for sure. What are some signs or symptoms?

I am a 20 year old female and I believe I am going through a growth spurt but I am not for sure. What are some signs or symptoms?

Most likely not: Most women stop their height growth 2 years after their first menses, about 13-14 yrs old. Surest test is bone age. Have an X-Ray of hand and fingers and wrist. You can find standards on the web. You can ask your mom and dad when they stopped growing.

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My baby is feeding and soiling her diapers as expected, however, she is sleeping a lot. She will be 7w. Is this a sign of growth spurt?

My baby is feeding and soiling her diapers as expected, however, she is sleeping a lot. She will be 7w. Is this a sign of growth spurt?

You're lucky: A new baby that sleeps. Wow, I wish I had one of those. The baby is growing like weeds and all the enrgy is going into that. As the rate of growth slows, there will be less sleeping. Don't worry, but don't make other mothers jealous

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