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At what age do you reach your permanent height?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Final height is reached when the growth centers of your bones close and further linear growth cannot occur. This varies in most men from 16-20 and women from 15-17.
A single x-ray of the wrist/hand can be assessed for open growth centers. When open, more growth is possible, if closed it is finished.

In brief: Depends
Final height is reached when the growth centers of your bones close and further linear growth cannot occur. This varies in most men from 16-20 and women from 15-17.
A single x-ray of the wrist/hand can be assessed for open growth centers. When open, more growth is possible, if closed it is finished.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on gender
Women reach their full height about two years after menarche (the first period).
Men may continue to grow until 20 yrs of age.

In brief: Depends on gender
Women reach their full height about two years after menarche (the first period).
Men may continue to grow until 20 yrs of age.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 16-19
After your growth plates close you stop growing in height.
This is typically somewhere between 15-17 years of age for girls and 17-19 years of age for boys.

In brief: 16-19
After your growth plates close you stop growing in height.
This is typically somewhere between 15-17 years of age for girls and 17-19 years of age for boys.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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