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What Is The Latest Somebody Can 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
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
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
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
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
It varies: It varies from male to male, community to community, race to race, and is based upon numerous variables. There is no one right answer. As you have already been repeatedly taught. ...Read more
I'm 16 and I haven't had a growth spurt at all I've only grown an inch every year standing at the height of 5'5. Will I still get my growth spurt.
Hard to say: Most females are done by 16-17, & you provide little info to work on. Expected female height is 1/2 total parental height less 2.5 inches. They also tend to stop within 3 years of their first menses. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could show if you have potential for more growth, but if the growth centers have closed, you are done. ...Read more
Can you have more than one growth spurt in your teens? One that could get you from 6' to 6'5 or 6'6?
Don't bet on it: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 19 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your hand can be assessed for bone maturity. If 19, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches. There are no magic solutions if your growth centers are closed. ...Read more
It depends: There are many variables. There is no one right answer. ...Read more
Probably not.: If you have started your period then probably not. On average girls get their biggest growth spurt in the two years before they start their periods. Average period start is at age 12. If you started your period age 12, and now you are 16, you are probably not going to grow much more. Try putting your height and weight numbers into your healthtap account! Keep your family genetics in mind! ...Read more
15 male 5'9 and I had not a big growth spurt yet. At peak I maybe gained 4 inches a year. Will I get a big growth spurt soon? My voice has deepened.
Maybe: You may have already grown to close to your full height. 5'9" is actually close to "average" heigh & was actually considered tall several deacdes ago. That said, most males continue to grow slowly into their early tewnties. Every person matures at their own pace & that's something that was determined when you were concieved & there's not a lot any of us can do about how tall we are or will be. ...Read more
What can causes a child age 4 to eat as much as 2 adults daily, with no weight gain or growth? This has been going on for months. We expected a growth spurt. That has not happened. He can get up from a meal where he will eat more than the adults, and say
You: You are correct in thinking about a growth spurt. This is usually why a child will begin to eat much more than usual. A growth spurt may only result in his feet gowing or gaining a few inches in height. Don't expect to see a dramatic change. On the other hand, polyphagia (eating excessive amounts of food) can be an early sign of juvenille diabetes. The best thing to do is have your child evaluated by his pediatrician or primary care provider. ...Read more
I'm looking for a way to get taller at 22, I'm a late bloomer, grow up without a mom, didn't eat well while growth spurt and used to smoke, possible?
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. ...Read more
I'm a 16 year old guy and 5' 9" my dad is 6'2" and my mom is 5'2" how tall will I get? Will another I hit growth spurt? I already have facial hair
Every aprox 4-6mo my 3rd molar has a growth spurt (i'm 25yo), when this happens my gums around it get swollen and sore 4 aprox a week, do I need abx?
Evaluate: This is a common problem when a wisdom tooth is not completely erupted and you can't keep the area clean and healthy. This is an infection that you keep getting. And it will not get any better. The best thing for you to do is see a dentist, or oral surgeon and have it evaluated for extraction. You can cause damage to the adjacent tooth. So take action now. ...Read more
Stage of puberty: This depends on pubertal development. Some may have a delay in pubertal development which could lead to a growth spurt later in adolescence. Others may have an earlier puberty and stop growing sooner. The average girl is done growing between 15-16. The average boy is done growing around age 17 or so. ...Read more
It Depends: This is a complicated question because the pubertal growth spurt of any child is inherently dependent upon the age at which the child reaches a particular point in puberty. If the child has a pubertal delay, the pubertal growth spurt may not happen until later teen years. On the other hand, it may take place much sooner if puberty started at an earlier age. ...Read more
What was the latest age you saw someone have a noticeable growth spurt in height? What could possibly cause a spurt in late 30s and another around 40?
Hello. I know somebody that is about to turn 16, but he is still very short. He said he alrwady hit puberty 2 yrs ago, but no growth spurt still. Help?
Constitutional delay: Check with his doctor for assurance.Get a more detailed answer ›