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Does being 5 feet as a 17yo boy qualify you as too short?

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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes. You are probably done growing and going to be short statured.
You will not play nba basketball. Its not the end of the world. You still have your brain and hopefully good health.

In brief: Yes

Yes. You are probably done growing and going to be short statured.
You will not play nba basketball. Its not the end of the world. You still have your brain and hopefully good health.
Dr. Brian Badman
Dr. Brian Badman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on parent ht

In the US you would certainly be considered short as a 5' adult.
Too short is a relative term, too short for what? Professional jockeys do well at this size. If your parents were short, it is likely expected. If your bones are maturing slowly (X-ray can tell) you may continue to grow into your twenties & add a few inches.Talk your concerns over with your doc if you want to check it out.

In brief: Depends on parent ht

In the US you would certainly be considered short as a 5' adult.
Too short is a relative term, too short for what? Professional jockeys do well at this size. If your parents were short, it is likely expected. If your bones are maturing slowly (X-ray can tell) you may continue to grow into your twenties & add a few inches.Talk your concerns over with your doc if you want to check it out.
Dr. James Ferguson
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