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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
Women: women stop growing between 16-18 depending on when their periods started ...Read more
Average age 18: But range can vary +/- a couple years. ...Read more
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