Doctor insights on:
When Boys Stop Growing
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
Growth centers close: You can only grow taller as long as your growth centers are open to new growth. The same hormones that signal puberty signal the growth centers to make a final push to new growth before closing. Late Bloomers just have a delay of growth beyond finishing at 16-17 (males) & may do so into their early 20's. An x-ray of the wrist/hand can be assessed for growth centers. If all closed, you are done. ...Read more
Around 17: Unless the family has a tendency toward late growth, most male growth is done by 17-18 & the growth centers of the long bones have closed. ...Read more
At end of puberty: The average boy (if there is such a thing!) has the greatest rate of growth around age14; for girls, around age 12. Then after this oft-noticed growth spurt the growth rate slows down but does not stop until about 17 years old. By this age, most boys have progressed through all 5 stages of puberty into his adult body form. ...Read more
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
At what age boys stop height growth and iAm turning 17 can I grow still taller. Iam about 5feet 5inches???
Depends on variables: Most males finish their growth by age 17-18. Growth centers in the long bones respond to the hormones of puberty by closing at a predictable pace. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be assessed for growth plates and if more like a 14-15 yo you could expect more growth. If your growth plates have closed, you are done. ...Read more
Varies a lot: Boys usually stop growing after their initial growth spurt where you grow the fastest. This is different depending on when you started growing and also it is important to look at your father and whether he grew early in his teens or later. Some boys continue to grow well into their college years. Look at the height of both of your parents and you can get an idea of how tall you can be ...Read more
I'm 16.5 years old and 5f 9, at what age on average do boys stop growing, I hear it's 17 - 18 in general. Hoping I will grow an inch taller. Thankyou?
Maybe: You can have your doctor check your growth plates to see if they remain open. All the best and hope you get that additional growth. ...Read more
Within 1 yr.: Permanent front teeth erupt at around 7 yrs. Old. Once the teeth erupt, they should be fully erupted within a year. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Some boys have leg hair from a young age (certain ethnic groups). Now, he is done growing when he grows enough facial hair to require shaving every day. ...Read more
What age. Do fingers stop lengthening and widening? In teen boys what age do the plates fuse. Also do hands stop growing before height?
Long bone growth: The growth centers in all long bones follow a similar pattern. The growth centers in the hand and wrist are even used to predict when final linear growth is finished. Closure of the growth centers in the wrist/hand is complete in most males at 17-18 with a few lagging behind. When the hand centers are closed, linear growth in the hands and height in general will stop. ...Read more
When you are: Finished with puberty, your bones will stop growing, and that will be the end of it. Once your bones close the epiphyseal plates, you won't get any taller, no matter what you do. You'll have to wait until nature has finished it's work on your individual canvas. You are a one of a kind piece of art. If you are worried that there is something wrong, have your parents take you to an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Growth cntrs close: Linear growth continues as long as the growth centers that permit linear growth are open. These are best studied in the wrist and hand where dozens of centers are visible on x-ray. The pubertal hormones accelerate growth and the closure of the centers. Most males will close their growth centers at a bone maturity of 17 years. Some with delayed closure will grow more, some into their early 20's. ...Read more
Gigantisme: If you are growing too much- more than expected, meaning that your parents are not tall, but you are very tall and continue to grow- your condition may be abnormal and you should go to see your doctor for more evaluation. You would need to get some blood work and some imaging like MRI of the head is likely to be done. Referral to an endocrinologist & neurosurgeon can be done accordingly as needed. ...Read more
25: It depends on when they started puberty, however, most of the height growth occurs during the first few years of puberty (around the same time as the first period). However, some growth can continue to occur throughout adolescence, which can be defined up to the age of 25. In most cases, growth in height in the early 20s averages a fraction of an inch. ...Read more
Generally strike during two periods: in early childhood among 3- to 5-year-olds and, later, in 8- to 12-year-olds.
This is a helpful link that goes into more detail: http://kidshealth. Org/parent/general/aches/growing_pains. Html# ...Read more
Puberty decides: Every teenager is different but they all go through the same basic stages of puberty. These stages are often referred to as tanner stages (also referred to as sexual maturity level). Stage I is seen before puberty starts and stage v is when you have full adult characteristics. Once you are at stage v you are unlikely to grow any taller. Typically this is at ~15-16 for girls and ~16-17 for boys. ...Read more
Depends: The hormones that trigger puberty also accelerate growth briefly before telling the growth centers to close. Most have closed by 16-17 or 5-7 cm after their first menses.An xray of the wrist/hand can be used to identify the growth centers and determine growth potential. When the growth centers are consistent with a bone age of 16-17, little or no further linear growth is possible. ...Read more
Depends on variables: Skeletal maturity determines the duration of linear growth. If the bone maturity is ahead of a persons age, they finish growing sooner. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for open growth centers. If they are closed you are finished growing taller. Most males are done at 17-18, a few with delayed bone maturity continue to grow slightly. ...Read more