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When do you think im going to stop growing? I'm 18 but was a late bloomer.

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hard to say

Other than x-rays of your wrist there is no way to tell.
And, you don't need to. You will stop when you do.

In brief: Hard to say

Other than x-rays of your wrist there is no way to tell.
And, you don't need to. You will stop when you do.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on bone age

The potential additional length anyone can expect depends on areas in the long bones (arms, legs, fingers)called growth plates.
This is where growth occurs and an active open growth plate means more growth is possible. An x-ray of the hands & wrists can be evaluated for bone maturity since there are so many to see. If your bone maturity is average for a 18 yo you are done growing taller.

In brief: Depends on bone age

The potential additional length anyone can expect depends on areas in the long bones (arms, legs, fingers)called growth plates.
This is where growth occurs and an active open growth plate means more growth is possible. An x-ray of the hands & wrists can be evaluated for bone maturity since there are so many to see. If your bone maturity is average for a 18 yo you are done growing taller.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Maybe already?

Most 18 year olds, even late bloomers, have already finished growing.
If you want to know for certain, doctors can tell you more precisely by doing an xray (usually of your left hand) and seeing if your growth plates are still open.

In brief: Maybe already?

Most 18 year olds, even late bloomers, have already finished growing.
If you want to know for certain, doctors can tell you more precisely by doing an xray (usually of your left hand) and seeing if your growth plates are still open.
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
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