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When do men typically stop growing in height?

When do men typically stop growing in height?

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 more

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Are there any natural ways to grow taller? When do guys (men) stop growing taller? I'm 17 and i've heard it's 21 the age guys stop growing.

Are there any natural ways to grow taller? When do guys (men) stop growing taller? I'm 17 and i've heard it's 21 the age guys stop growing.

Still growing: You stop growing when the ends of your long bones fuse at the end of puberty. With some variation, you probably still have some growth potential before your growth stops. Eat well and exercise. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why do men stop growing taller after 20 and girls at 18?

Why do men stop growing taller after 20 and girls at 18?

Nature: Your numbers are off a bit.Most women stop at 16-17 and men at 17-18 as a response to the hormones that drive puberty.These hormones tell the growth centers to finish and solidify in preparation for adult life. The growth centers are a weaker bone feature that are subject to greater risk of injury, once closed, the weakness is gone as is the potential for more linear growth. ...Read more

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What age do men stop growing?

20 or so : Males can grow in height up to age 20 or so, depending on their genetics. ...Read more

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How late do men stop growing?

How late do men stop growing?

Puberty: Hi!, Growth rates vary due to genetics, genders and environments. Hormone issues can also have an effect. Generally People are done growing by their early 20's. If a person continues to grow taller they may have a condition called Giantism and they should see an endocrinologist soon. ...Read more

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Will men stop growing at 25 or before then?

Will men stop growing at 25 or before then?

Most will stop: Growing before the age of 25 years. Theoretically the epiphyseal plate fuses around the age of 25 years stoping further height gain ...Read more

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Is it possible for adult males to grow taller than they are or do they just stop growing once they become men? If possible, how can I grow taller?

Is it possible for adult males to grow taller than they are or do they just stop growing once they become men? If possible, how can I grow taller?

Unlikely to happen: 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 boys stop at 17. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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At what age does a men penis stop growing?

At what age does a men penis stop growing?

Around after puberty: It depends on when a boy finishes puberty. A boy usually finishes puberty between 15 and 17 years old, with an average penile length of 6 inches. By the time a man reaches his 20's, the penis stops growing, which coincides when the person stops growing further in height also. Interestingly the penis tends to undergo an actual (and irreversible) reduction in size with > 60's. ...Read more

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What do transsexual men take to stop their bodies from growing hair?

Many things: First a firm diagnosis needs to be made by an experienced doctor in this field. Once made, contrahormal therapy, epilation, electrolysis, & laser are the most common methods of unwanted hair removal. Body hair is easy to control in this fashion. Facial hair is more resistant to treatment, but can be done. Finally castration or sex reassignment surgery usually is sufficient for body hair control. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 5'8" and want to grow taller but I am 20 yrs old years old and people keep telling me men stop growing after age 20. Is our body not as effective?

What do you suggest if I am 5'8" and want to grow taller but I am 20 yrs old years old and people keep telling me men stop growing after age 20. Is our body not as effective?

Wishful thinking: 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

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I'm wondering when a man's penis stops growing?

I'm wondering when a man's penis stops growing?

At end of puberty: Nothing makes it grow more. There are no medications or herbs which can make a penis grow more in spite of all kinds of claims to the contrary. ...Read more

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At what age does the average man stop growing?

At what age does the average man stop growing?

17 years: Note: growth dependes on maturation of your growth centers, early maturers might end growing as early as age 13 or 14 late maturers might grow stop growing at age 21 to 22. Also it is not only how early or late your puberty starts but how fast you go. ...Read more

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When does a young man stop growing body hair?

When does a young man stop growing body hair?

Older age: All existing hairs continue to grow throughout life as long as they exist. In older age (and pattern baldness) hairs start to fall out and the follicle atrophies. When that happens, the hair at that point disappears. ...Read more

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When a man who takes an excessive amount of performance enhancing steroids stops taking steroids, could the man essentially grow breasts and lactate?

When a man who takes an excessive amount of performance enhancing steroids stops taking steroids, could the man essentially grow breasts and lactate?

Yes: There is a substantial amount of evidence linking performance enhancing drugs and male breast enlargement. I would recommend consultation first with your primary care provider. If the breast enlargement is still present after stopping the supplements, you can seek consultation with a plastic surgeon for male breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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What can I use or take to stop hair from growing on my breast and leg? Is it normal? I feel like a man :-(

What can I use or take to stop hair from growing on my breast and leg? Is it normal?  I feel like a man  :-(

Excess hair: this might be due to hormonal imbalance in your body. increase Estrogen/Testosterone can occur and cause excess hair growth. if this is more than usual you need to consult your physician and do some blood work to make sure your hormones and all other systems are working fine first ...Read more

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When are men done growing? 20?

When are men done growing? 20?

Just about right: I would agree with you that most of men are done with vertical growth by about 20..Some may stop a bit earlier and some later, but my guess would be around 20. Unfortunately, we continue to grow sideway persistently into oldage. Keep healthy bxnxnx--keeping an ideal body wt is a lifetime committment but it is so worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for men to have late grow spurts?

Is it possible for men to have late grow spurts?

Only very young men: In order to have a late growth spurt in height, a young man's growth plates in his 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 male relatives may show a similar growth pattern. Growth spurts after age 19 are very unusual, but with over 3 billion males on earth, such spurts possibly could happen. ...Read more

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Do men grow until 18 years old?

Do men grow until 18 years old?

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

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