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Can a girl grow taller after 18 and how!

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Dr. Lawrence Frohman
Internal Medicine

In brief: May occur see below

If onset of menstrual periods is delayed, height can increase beyond age 18, although this is quite uncommon.

In brief: May occur see below

If onset of menstrual periods is delayed, height can increase beyond age 18, although this is quite uncommon.
Dr. Lawrence Frohman
Dr. Lawrence Frohman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Unlikely to happen

At 18 the growth centers have likely closed so no more linear growth is expected.
If you want to know for sure an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. A bone maturity more consistent with 14 would leave some room for growth. Most girls get 2.5 in or 5 cm afterb their first menses and stop.

In brief: Unlikely to happen

At 18 the growth centers have likely closed so no more linear growth is expected.
If you want to know for sure an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. A bone maturity more consistent with 14 would leave some room for growth. Most girls get 2.5 in or 5 cm afterb their first menses and stop.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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