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What is the latest that someone can have a growth spurt?

What is the latest that someone can have a growth spurt?

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

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What is the latest that a growth spurt can happen?

What is the latest that a growth spurt can happen?

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

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What is the latest age you see a person having growth spurts in height and can that be as late as in the mid-30s?

What is the latest age you see a person having growth spurts in height and can that be as late as in the mid-30s?

Sometimes at 17-19yr: In order to have a late growth spurt in height, a young person's growth plates in the leg bones must still be open (not fused closed). Usually, any late growth spurts are at age 17-19, and tend to be genetically determined, so other relatives may show a similar growth pattern. Growth spurts after age 19 are very, very unusual (and certainly won't happen in the mid-30's). ...Read more

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Is growing of teen body stunted by smoking hookah/waterpipe everyday? Some tell me that there's a possibility of that. Is it true or just a tail?

Is growing of teen body stunted by smoking hookah/waterpipe everyday? Some tell me that there's a possibility of that. Is it true or just a tail?

Yes, it does: Tobacco effects bone growth, and impairs healing. There is evidence that kids who smoke do not achieve their maximum height as much as siblings who do not start smoking. That is the least of what smoking does - various cancers, esp lung and mouth/throat, bronchitis and emphysema, premature heart disease with heart attack and stroke, and many many other illnesses. Hookahs do not protect from harm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the final growth spurt in a boy?

Can you tell me exactly when is the final growth spurt in a boy?

Growth: Boys usually have their final growth spurt or peak growth velocity between 15-18 of age. Girls have the peak growth velocity much sooner and usually stop growing two years after their period has started. This is why men will always be taller. I my opinion one of the only things that we will be better than females. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that I have a growth hormone deficiency?

What is the likelihood that I have a growth hormone deficiency?

Not high: The true prevalence of adult-onset gh deficiency is difficult to estimate with certainty but a reasonable estimate may be obtained from prevalence data for pituitary macroadenoma, which approximates to 1:10000 population. Addition of cases of childhood-onset ghd persisting into adult life gives an overall prevalence of between 2 and 3 per 10000 population. ...Read more

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If fibrous dysplasia on scull was accidentally found at the age of 54 what treatment should a person get is there a progression on that condition what kind if specialist to see?

If fibrous dysplasia on scull was accidentally  found at the age of 54 what treatment should a person get is there a progression on that condition what kind if specialist to see?

Neurosurgeon: Skull based problems are typically seen and treated by neurosurgeons. That being said, fibrous dysphasia is a benign condition and likely would not need any treatment at all. Don't hesitate to be seen and discuss directly. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some developments that a child gets from the late childhood stage?

Could you tell me what are some developments that a child gets from the late childhood stage?

Development: Childhood development can be looked at from many perspective, i think the most useful a neurobiological perspective. Children are born with the emotional brain functioning well. The thinking brain is not able to reason till 3 yrs. Late childhood from 3 to 5 yrs is the typical period of childhood amnesia and the oedipal period with great strides in development of reasoning and sense of self. ...Read more

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I read the spine is the last thing to grow/add height in a person. Up until about what age does the spine grow? I've read 30 or later. Is that true?

I read the spine is the last thing to grow/add height in a person. Up until about what age does the spine grow? I've read 30 or later. Is that true?

Spine growth : The spine stops growing after puberty (around age 18). Classically the hand/wrist X-Ray has been used to measure spine age and development. Recently, the cervical spine is used to measure skeletal age. After 21 the discs and vertebral bodies begin to sag and collapse. Smoking speeds to process. We all get shorter as we age. Older folks will often remark that I have lost a couple inches in height. ...Read more

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What is the earliest age that you have heard of a woman going through menopause?

What is the earliest age that you have heard of a woman going through menopause?

Premature menopause: Menopause is when the ovaries stop making eggs and your periods no longer come. For most women, this happens in mid to late 40's or early 50s. If your ovaries truly stop working before the age of 40, it is considered abnormally early. There are many conditions that may temporarily stop menstruation, including pregnancy. See your doctor if your periods have stopped and you don't know why. ...Read more

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What is the latest age to have a baby?

What is the latest age to have a baby?

It varies: You need to find out your hormone status and the eggs you still have at age 36, it is a good idea to start seriously considering getting to it if your life permits you to. ...Read more

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I heard that "the later you hit the puberty,the more taller you will become as an adult".IF THIS IS THE CASE,than how can we delay puberty?

I heard that "the later you hit the puberty,the more taller you will become as an adult".IF THIS IS THE CASE,than how can we delay puberty?

Misguided idea: While it is true some kids who enter puberty later will be taller, it is because their genetic makeup follows that blueprint.You become as tall as your genes dictate, not because puberty takes longer. Delaying puberty in people destine to be shorter would just make them shorter for a longer period before growth stopped. ...Read more

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Is it true if a baby has a widows peak one of the parents need to express the hairline trait? I have a friend who isn't sure he's the father

Is it true if a baby has a widows peak one of the parents need to express the hairline trait? I have a friend who isn't sure he's the father

DNA testing: Paternity issues can not be determined by hair lines, or other physical features unfortunately. The only definitive determination can be done through dna testing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a test you can do to see who the father of my fetus is, of course before the baby is born?

Is there a test you can do to see who the father of my fetus is, of course before the baby is born?

If you want the risk: A needle can be passed through your abdomen into the waters around the baby & draw off cells for a dna test.There are some medical reasons for this test, but it carries about 1% risk of miscarriage, infection or worse for mom &or baby.Another riskier cvs test has about 3% risk.You may have difficulty finding anyone that woud do the procedure for paternity testing. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more