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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Until centers close: Both genders can grow taller until their growth centers close. An x-ray of the wrist/hand has many growth centers & is the standard way to determine state of growth & predict when or verify that the growth centers have closed. For males this can be from 15-20 but is usually 17-18. ...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
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 ?
Yes : There are multiple potential. abnormalities associated with marfans, such as scoliosis, for example; but they do typically reach skeletal maturity (stop growing) at a similar age as those without marfans. In general, their height is taller than average and they tend to be slender. ...Read more
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
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
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