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Can I have a wrist X-ray at the age of 17 after puberty for height growth ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: You can but...

If you can find a doctor willing to order this you can but there is little point in doing so.
Girls stop growing 2-3 years after their periods start; this is when the growth plates close. After this further growth is impossible. If it's been 3 years or more since puberty the x-ray will undoubtedly show that your growth plates are closed. You need to accept that you have reached full height. Sorry!

In brief: You can but...

If you can find a doctor willing to order this you can but there is little point in doing so.
Girls stop growing 2-3 years after their periods start; this is when the growth plates close. After this further growth is impossible. If it's been 3 years or more since puberty the x-ray will undoubtedly show that your growth plates are closed. You need to accept that you have reached full height. Sorry!
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If your doctor thinks it's indicated.

In brief: Yes

If your doctor thinks it's indicated.
Dr. Elise Sadoun
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