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When does puberty end?

When does puberty end?

Usually By 18 Years: Puberty is the period of transition to adult sexual maturity. Begins in males around 14.9 yrs on average (range of 13-17.3 yrs), with completion by 18 yrs. In males, the onset is signaled by enlargement of scrotum/penis and growth spurt occurs about 2 yrs later. Final height is reached by 18 yrs in most. Genetics plays a major role in final height and other physical characteristics. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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When does puberty end for a boy?

When does puberty end for a boy?

Different for each.: Puberty typically ends anywhere from 17-19, but it really depends on when it started and how slowly or quickly it progresses. It can end earlier. It is different for everyone. Your pediatrician can give a better idea of this when examining your teen and assessing his pubertal stage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does puberty usually end?

Can you tell me when does puberty usually end?

It's variable: Depending upon sex, heredity, ethnic origin and many other factors -- but the last step is closing off the ends of the long bones which stops linear growth. That's usually by age 15-17 in girls and 16-18 in boys, but can extend much longer in some individuals. ...Read more

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When does puberty usually end for girls?

When does puberty usually end for girls?

Age 15-17: There are 5 stages of puberty. The landmark for girls is menstruation which on avg starts at age12-13 at late stage 3, early stage 4. After that height growth slows, but breasts and hips become fuller by stage 5. Which is considered mature adult. Some girls start puberty 2-3 years earlier or later, and are still healthy. Often, there is a familial pattern. ...Read more

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How to know my puberty is ended?

How to know my puberty is ended?

Puberty: Usually once you reach 18 years old or have passed your growth spurt. You will also have body changes appropriate for adults. ...Read more

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How to know if you've finished going through puberty for girls?

See below: Once you have a regular menstruation and breast and pubic hair take shapes of adult's, pubertal changes are through. ...Read more

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I'am 21, can I grow tall? I've stopped growing since puberty I guess.

I'am 21, can I grow tall? I've stopped growing since puberty I guess.

No: We all stop growing at some point; boys around 16-17, girls around 15-16. Some may grow beyond that. At 21, it is unlikely you will grow taller. ...Read more

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Possible that early puberty stopped me from achieving my height potential?

Possible that early puberty stopped me from achieving my height potential?

Maybe/maybe not: Hopefully we all go through puberty and the same hormones that push it forward eventually tell the growth centers to close. If your hormones come out too strong and early (precocious puberty) you would cut off some potential. If you entered puberty at the approximate time of your buddies, you were likely just destined to be shorter than you wanted. Your parental average +2.5 in is male expectation ...Read more

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Does growing a beard correlate to puberty? At 20 I just started growing a beard in patches. Does that mean puberty hasn't finished for me yet?

Does growing a beard correlate to puberty? At 20 I just started growing a beard in patches. Does that mean puberty hasn't finished for me yet?

Human growth and: Development varies a great deal. Please see an endocrinologist who may test your hormone levels to make sure everything is ok. Your family doc can refer you if he/she thinks it is necessary. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Aside from acromegaly, what other types of medical conditions/problems could cause someone years after puberty ended to have an increase in height?

Aside from acromegaly, what other types of medical conditions/problems could cause someone years after puberty ended to have an increase in height?

None: Once growth plates are fused, it is not possible to grow taller, even if you have acromegaly. Acromegaly in an adult will cause increased size of soft tissues so that hands and feet are larger, but not taller. Some people will not have complete closer of growth plates until they are many years after puberty, but it would be unlikely after age 20. ...Read more

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Aside from acromegaly what other conditions would cause 32 YO woman to grow signif taller? Went thru puberty yrs ago, stopped growing around 22 til now

Aside from acromegaly what other conditions would cause 32 YO woman to grow signif taller? Went thru puberty yrs ago, stopped growing around 22 til now

Not: Generally considered possible. BUT, you know your clothes.
What comes to mind isn't growth, since the leg bones irreversibly mature but change in shape:
better posture, change in scoliosis, change in angle of leg in hip.
You'll want to see an ortho or rheumatologist about this. ...Read more

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What is the disease or diseases where adult stopped growing normally after puberty but then 13 years later started growing in height again out of blue?

What is the disease or diseases where adult stopped growing normally after puberty but then 13 years later started growing in height again out of blue?

Late height growth: I have not experienced this in my practice. When you stop growing the bone does not continue to grow and certainly not 13 years later.
There are conditions where certain parts of your bone structure grow but you don't get taller.
That condition is acromegaly.
Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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My sperm isn't puffy and white its more of a silky clear color and im 16 and think I've finished puberty?

My sperm isn't puffy and white its more of a silky clear color and im 16 and think I've finished puberty?

Relax!: At least wait until after puberty is over to begin obsessing about your sperm and sexual functioning. Everything is going to be fine. ...Read more

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I am 18 and I look more like 13. I started puberty maybe a year ago and it just stopped. Why do I look young? Is it possible to speed up puberty?

I am 18 and I look more like 13. I started puberty maybe a year ago and it just stopped. Why do I look young? Is it possible to speed up puberty?

Time for consult: Any male that has not had obvious pubertal changes by 14 and is not then progressing thru puberty should be evaluated by a pediatric endocrinologist. Your PCP may be able to start the process with bone age studies and blood tests while you wait to get in. Your complete hormonal system needs a checkup, and the issue of what if any supplemental hormones can be determined at that time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd I stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that I can grow 2 inches

Is it possible to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd I stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that I can grow 2 inches

Growing taller: Once your growth plates have closed off in your bones you will stop growing. There is not drug to change this. Growth hormone can only be used to increase height while the growth plates are still open. ...Read more

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My daughter attained puberty at 11yrs and 9 mths, After few month stopped growing infact her boneshave shrunk and she is weighing 39kgs forlast 3yrs?

My daughter attained puberty at 11yrs and 9 mths, After few month stopped growing infact her boneshave shrunk and she is weighing 39kgs forlast 3yrs?

39 Kgs: You need to take your daughter to the pediatrician and ask to see the growth curves. Sounds like she is growing away from the curve and she will need a specialist in growth to take care of her.

Do not delay! ...Read more

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Just asked question about what causes an adult to start growing again many yrs after puberty ended. Doc said normal situation. Is that normal to occur?

Just asked question about what causes an adult to start growing again many yrs after puberty ended. Doc said normal situation. Is that normal to occur?

Growing where?: After puberty, height growth should be stable, but hands, feet and jaw may grow if there is over production of growth hormone by a benign tumor of the pituitary gland and is called acromegaly and should be checked out. Breast and genital growth are influenced by different hormones. Increase in body hair may be seen with PCOS and post menopausal. ...Read more

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My son's 14, 6ft tall, hit puberty at 10 or 11, and is starting to grow facial hair. Pretty sure he's stopped growing but could he still be taller?

My son's 14, 6ft tall, hit puberty at 10 or 11, and is starting to grow facial hair. Pretty sure he's stopped growing but could he still be taller?

A bit: It sounds like he has reached his adult height. An xray of his long bones would identify if his growth plate is still active or if he has stopped growing. ...Read more

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