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When Do Females Stop Growing
When do females stop growing taller? What is the latest age you have seen a female gain height before ending her growth?
Probably: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist ; hand can yield a bone maturity.Most girls stop at 17. If you entered puberty late, you may have potential to grow. ...Read more
How can i stop beards and remove them from my face and not to grow again and even not to affect my baby girl am a lady of 21 years old?
Hirsutism: Excessive facial hair in women can have many causes - many of which are hormonal. Have you discussed this with a physician or here on healthtap with a virtual consult? More information is required to entertain why you are experiencing this and I'd advise you to seek further evaluation. Laser is the only way to permanently remove the hair... ...Read more
When do growth plates close for females? Why is my jaw still growing out when i'm not growing any taller? How to make it stop? 18 years old?
Growth hormones!: Growth hormones stimulate the growth plates and cause bones to grow. Different bones stop growing at different times, which is why you feel that your jaw is growing while you're not growing any taller. Growth stops when the hormones are no longer being released. On average, the jaws stop growing around the ages of 16-17 in females and 18-21 in males. Serial cephalometric films can help identify. ...Read more
18 yo female, why is my jaw suddenly growing out? Chin is becoming more pointy? I've stopped growing in height a while ago. How to stop this?
Needs eval/imaging: It is important to know whether what you are noticing is truly bone or something else that might be enlarging such as a fluid-filled cyst or infected abscess. You need to be evaluated by a health care provider, and imaging/x-ray obtained. This is not anything you can control yourself by doing anything good luck! ...Read more
38 yo female with a nontoxic multinodular goiter 5-6X bigger than normal. Could it stop growing or shrink on its own? Dx 20 years ago - slow growing
I am a female, but I have excess hair growing on my chin, on my neck and around my nipples. Anything to stop that? Please help its Embarassing
Hirsutism: Do you also have acne break outs and may be over weight? If you are not genetically prone to hirsutism, you may have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and should have your doctor perform blood hormone levels and abdominal ultrasound to confirm diagnosis. If confirmed, you will start on antiandrogen treatment, if not, you can seek permanent LASER Hair Reduction. ...Read more
When will i stop growing?(i am a 17 year old female 5'3 with a slight calcium deficiency, my mother is 5'7 and father is 5'9)
Growth: You are probably done growing. Most women typically are done growing by 17/18. ...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
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
Hair removal: If that is what you truly want, electrolysis or laser hair removal will remove the unwanted hair. You may want to wait until you've found that one special person -- he/she may like it just as it is. ...Read more
Laser hair removal: Try laser hair removal. I'm sure there are several places in denver that offer this service. ...Read more
Probably: Most males have completed their growth by this age. In rare cases there may a little more growth, but not much.Remember, it is not the size of the wand, it is the magic that is in it. ...Read more
No sure fire cure: Some feel oral retinoids may help decrease this activity but they are not generally used for this purpose. Probably the same is true or even less likely for topical retinoids which ar unlikely to penetrate to the deep dermis where they occur. ...Read more
17: By age 17 - most boys will not grow any longer- Of course there are exceptions to every rule. If this is a concern, have a visit with the pediatrician for further evaluation based on his past heights and growth curve. ...Read more
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