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I'm 5'6" and 19 yrs male. My father is 5'9" and mom is 5'3". I'm 3" shorter than expected? I look younger than my age. Can I grow at least 2 inches?

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Dr. Brian Clear
Family Medicine

In brief: No

I'm afraid that from age 19, growth curves for North American males show that on average you'll grow another 3mm before you reach your max height.
2 inches is very optimistic. If you become an astronaut, however, in zero-gravity you do gain height.

In brief: No

I'm afraid that from age 19, growth curves for North American males show that on average you'll grow another 3mm before you reach your max height.
2 inches is very optimistic. If you become an astronaut, however, in zero-gravity you do gain height.
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