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Does having early puberty and facial hair means you stop growing earlier?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Puberty is a complex process involving multiple hormones and structural changes.
In males the process may span from 2 to 5 years with a kids eventual height dependent more on how the bones are affected than other structures. As long as the bones have open growth plates there is room for a kid to grow taller. A bone age assessment (xray) can help gage potential for more growth. Discuss this with doc.

In brief: Not necessarily

Puberty is a complex process involving multiple hormones and structural changes.
In males the process may span from 2 to 5 years with a kids eventual height dependent more on how the bones are affected than other structures. As long as the bones have open growth plates there is room for a kid to grow taller. A bone age assessment (xray) can help gage potential for more growth. Discuss this with doc.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. George Klauber
Subjects going through puberty early are often taller than their peers during or just after puberty. They stop growing earlier after puberty whilst their prepubertal peers are still growing. . Girls grow approximately 2 inches after menarche + boys a little more. End result is that children going through puberty early are usually shorter as adults than their peers who went through puberty later.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The hormones which cause puberty and facial hair development also become the hormones which ultimately mature one's growth plates in the bones, which will ultimately fuse indicating the end of linear growth.

In brief: Yes

The hormones which cause puberty and facial hair development also become the hormones which ultimately mature one's growth plates in the bones, which will ultimately fuse indicating the end of linear growth.
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

As soon as your bones as fused you stop growing.

In brief: Yes

As soon as your bones as fused you stop growing.
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