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When do people generally get a growth spurt?

When do people generally get a growth spurt?

Growth spurt: growth spurts begin during childhood and end usually well before age 25. Your pediatrician should have charts of your height and weight growth and it should have been given to you and your parents. If they don't have anything to show you complain to your current doctor. Everyone should have that information available to them from age 1 month to 18. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a growth spurt?

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. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to get a growth spurt after 19?

Can you explain if it's possible to get a growth spurt after 19?

Unlikely to happen: Growing bones have plates for new growth located just before the bone ends. These growth plates have less density than bone ; show up on xray as a dark line like a crack. As long is there are open growth plates, there is potential for more growth in that bone. A hand xray is often studied in kids to see if they have more time to grow. At 19 most growth plates are closed so growth is done. ...Read more

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I have always been taller than my friends but this past summer most have all grew taller than me. Do you think i will get a growth spurt soon?

I have always been taller than my friends but this past summer most have all grew taller than me. Do you think i will get a growth spurt soon?

Hard to say: Growth is pre-programmed into your genes and while some males are done growing at 17 some will continue into their early 20's. A single x-ray of your wrist and hand can be assessed for open growth centers, which would correlate with more growth, while closing or fused growth centers would mean you are done. ...Read more

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Does everyone get a growth spurt during puberty?

Does everyone get a growth spurt during puberty?

Yes: Growth spurt is a part of pubertal events. In girls, growth spurt precedes menstruation by 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Can I get a growth spurt at age 17? And how would I know besides getting taller?

Can I get a growth spurt at age 17? And how would I know besides getting taller?

Yes: Growth is pre-programmed into your genes and while some males are done growing at 17 some will continue into their early 20's. A single x-ray of your wrist and hand can be assessed for open growth centers, which would correlate with more growth, while closing or fused growth centers would mean you are done. ...Read more

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I didn't get my growth spurt yet and I am a 16 year old girl am i gonna get a growth spurt soon since i didn't yet?

I didn't get my growth spurt yet and I am a 16 year old girl am i gonna get a growth spurt soon since i didn't yet?

No crystal ball: Look at your mom ; dad, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and any brothers and sisters. If all or most tower above you, you will likely get another rapid growth. If you all are about the same height--then you are likely very close to how tall you will be. Eat a healthy diet so you have all the building blocks you need, and good luck! ...Read more

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When do boys tend to get their growth spurt?

It varies: You are not sharing your age with us. There is no one answer for all boys. It depends on numerous variables. ...Read more