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When Do Girls Stop Growing In Height
Variable: Growth stops when the growth plates fuse. As with most functions there is a range that is considered normal. Generally once girls start to menstruate, they usually grow about 1 or 2 more inches, reaching their final adult height by about age 14 or 15 years (younger or older depending on when puberty began). ...Read more
Depends: The hormones of puberty trigger both the final growth spurt and eventual closure of the growth centers. Women generally grow 5-7 cm after their first menses, which itself can happen at differing age based on genetic and dietary factors. Most will finish by 16-17.A single x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify growth centers as either open (more growth) or closed (finished growing). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Docs said girls typically stop growing around 19-21 except for few rare cases. What would cause those few rare cases where height not achieved by then?
Odd data: I'm not sure where you get your info but most women in the US end their linear growth by 16-17.The hormones that support pubertal changes and menses cause the bones to accelerate, then close their growth activity, which averages 2.5 inches after the first cycle. Those whose genes cause a delay in puberty have growth centers that remain open longer, a support growth later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
16-20 years: Most men finish their height growth by age 20 years. Rarely, there may be growth after that, & often growth is over before then. Seeing an x-ray of growth plates of bones (so called "bone age") can give a good estimate of the likelihood of future growth potential. Genetics plays a major role here, so knowing when related males finished their growth would help in predicting one's ultimate height. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable by gender: Most quit between 15-18 or after the long bone growth centers close with bone maturity. Bone maturity is assessed by studying growth centers in the wrist and hand. As they close, the bone centers throughout the body will have also closed and further growth will not occur. This could be at a chronological age from 15-20, depending on genetics and hormonal influences. ...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
When does one's spine stop growing in height? At 40, I'm noticing that many of my shirts from years ago now are much shorter than they were before.
Do people with Marfan Syndrome ever stop growing in height and if so is it about the same time others without the disease stop growing?
Facial Hair: Facial hair growth, also known as pogonotrophy, can be stimulated by a variety of factors. The increased presence of certain hormones in the body can lead to facial hair growth, and it can also be affected by heredity. In women, facial hair growth can be stimulated by certain medical disorders, as well. ...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
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