Am i still growing?

Posted by dk119s @dk119s, Apr 4, 2022

I am 15.6 years old and 178 cm (5'10). My mother is 5'6 and my father is 6 foot. Although all my other family members are quite short, my dad grew to be surprisingly tall. Although i was estimated to be over 6 feet when i was younger, i havent grown a single inch since june of last year. ( i was 5'6 march 2020.) June is coincidentally the year i started to start lifting heavy weights. I exercised frequently and even made sure to eat healthy. I grew pubic hair around (late 13-early 14) and i have yet to grow any significant facial hair. Is this the end of my growth? Is there anything stunting my growth such as my bad posture or my weightlifting? Is there anything i can do to help my growth?

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Thank you for your help.My favourite sports is running.I have breast development when I was 11.5 years old .Sometimes I feel inferior as my other classmates are taller than me .I am trying not to focus on my thoughts of growing as I don’t want to affect my academic performance.May I ask if I gain weight by consuming healthy fats like whole milk is the most fastest or effective way to balance my hormones ?Thank you

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@iehdjfhsks

Thank you for your help.My favourite sports is running.I have breast development when I was 11.5 years old .Sometimes I feel inferior as my other classmates are taller than me .I am trying not to focus on my thoughts of growing as I don’t want to affect my academic performance.May I ask if I gain weight by consuming healthy fats like whole milk is the most fastest or effective way to balance my hormones ?Thank you

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I honestly don’t know the answer to your question about what will help your body to ‘get going on the developmental’ track. But I do know that a healthy, well balanced diet with ‘good fats’ and also low in sugar is important.
I’m posting a few sites on hormone balancing foods below so you can see where these fit into your diet. Again, I don’t know if this will help regulate your hormones and get your cycle started…but it won’t hurt to try. That would be something to discuss in the future with your doctor.

Here are a couple of sites for you to read through. Make sure you talk this over with your mom too.
~10 natural ways to balance hormones…
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/balance-hormones

~48 Foods to naturally balance your hormones
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/hormone-balancing-foods

~ Hormone-Balancing Foods: How Your Diet Can Help Keep Your Hormones Functioning Well
https://www.eatingwell.com/article/7805452/hormone-balancing-foods-how-diet-can-help/

Being a teenager will be of the most difficult times of your life. I’m in my late 60s and I can honestly say, no other era in my life has been as tumultuous with all the stresses of grades, self image, fitting in, worrying about the future… So I empathize with you right now. I always felt inferior in school too! Mostly because I was short. I’d written this in my previous reply to you, but once I got out of school, I realized height didn’t matter one little bit!
There’s a level of insecurity we can have in school when we’re always feeling judged by our peers. Once you’re out of that setting, it gets easier.
I learned too late in life that I had no reason to feel ashamed or insecure. I have every right to be on this planet. No one can make me feel bad about myself…and the same applies to you! That’s something we allow to happen. If we let the opinions of others impact our thoughts, then we end up telling ourselves stories that aren’t true. The more we do that, the worse we feel about ourselves.

I’d like to encourage you to see a different view of yourself. Not as someone who is short but as someone intelligent, athletic, kind, who takes good care of herself, is concerned about getting good grades and being an excellent student.
In reality, there aren’t many actual downsides to being short.
Not being tall won’t impact your job, getting a life mate or much of anything really. (Though I do need a step stool in the kitchen for things on high shelves.)

Clothing used to be an issue when I was young because there were no petite sizes…everything hung on me! Now, there are so many people in the world who are the same height as you (and me) that Petite clothing sizes are the norm! So that should tell you something right there. ☺️

But you may not be done growing yet so stay positive, ok?

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Ok thank you 🙏 I am feeling better now😊

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@astaingegerdm

@thehonkler
Welcome to Connect!
I don’t know if you have seen the other posts in this thread on the growth topic. There are some good links too.
One usually end up with a height similar to the parents or even more.
It sounds as if you may still have some growth possible.
You are taller than your Dad already.

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Hi I’m 19 years old (M) 5’10, my dad has shrunk as he is approaching his 50’s standing at borderline 5’10 when he used to be a strong 5’10 to 5’11 my mom is 5’4 I started puberty late at around 16 and have read men can grow until they are up to 22 years of age I’ve been a picky eater most of my life but as of the past year I have started to eat better, get more sleep, drink milk again. I haven’t tracked my growth closely but I haven’t grown a significant amount since late last year I would like to be a little taller reaching my uncle at 6 foot, does it sound like I’m still growing?

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@imconfused

Hi I’m 19 years old (M) 5’10, my dad has shrunk as he is approaching his 50’s standing at borderline 5’10 when he used to be a strong 5’10 to 5’11 my mom is 5’4 I started puberty late at around 16 and have read men can grow until they are up to 22 years of age I’ve been a picky eater most of my life but as of the past year I have started to eat better, get more sleep, drink milk again. I haven’t tracked my growth closely but I haven’t grown a significant amount since late last year I would like to be a little taller reaching my uncle at 6 foot, does it sound like I’m still growing?

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I’d like to also add my uncle was just like me a late bloomer though he was on the heavier side and I’m on the skinny side he didn’t hit his max height of 6-6’1 until after high school around 19-20

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@imconfused
Welcome to Mayo Connect!
First I want to say how impressed I am that you are taking good care of your body with a healthier diet and improved sleep.
5’10”” is a good height at this stage of your late onset puberty- also considering your parents’ adult heights.
You probably will continue a slow growth still- it is difficult to be specific.
The most accurate prediction can be offered by Pediatric Endocrinologists. They often do an X-ray of a wrist to see if the growth plates are closed or not. They also calculate your final growth by looking at your family as a whole.
We always like when we get updates from our members- even if it’s in a year or more!

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@astaingegerdm

@imconfused
Welcome to Mayo Connect!
First I want to say how impressed I am that you are taking good care of your body with a healthier diet and improved sleep.
5’10”” is a good height at this stage of your late onset puberty- also considering your parents’ adult heights.
You probably will continue a slow growth still- it is difficult to be specific.
The most accurate prediction can be offered by Pediatric Endocrinologists. They often do an X-ray of a wrist to see if the growth plates are closed or not. They also calculate your final growth by looking at your family as a whole.
We always like when we get updates from our members- even if it’s in a year or more!

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Very much appreciate the kinds words and information, will definitely continue to update!

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To those hoping to grow more or less, don't give up hope because growth is so individual. My mother was 5' 7" and my father was 6' 0". My two brothers ended up 5' 10" and 6' 5". Both stopped growing around 19. The one that was 5' 10" was always the smallest kid in his class (but the best athlete) and several inches shorter than me for years even though he was 2.5 years older. When he was 14, he was only 4' 10". He said he used to pray that he would at least make it to 5' 0". Suddenly in high school he just started taking off and grew another foot in just 4-5 years. The day he outgrew me, his little sister, was the best day of his life. I was so happy for him.

I'm female and when I was 11, I was the tallest girl in my class at 5' 3". There was one other girl that was 5' 3". When I ran into her in college, she was still 5' 3" and I was 5' 8.5". I was so surprised, but then I remembered she was the only girl in 5th grade that really needed a bra so I guess she just matured and grew up early.
So this was my growth by age:

11 - 5' 3"
13 - 5' 6"
14 - 5' 8"
15 - 5' 8.5"

My cousin who was the same age as me and always 2" shorter suddenly passed me up. She was 5' 6" at 14 and 5' 9.5" at 15.

Some people just grow faster than others. My son was always the tallest kid in his class and ended up 6' 3" when he stopped growing at 18 or 19. Again, I'm 5' 8.5" and his dad is 5' 9". So you just never know. Stay healthy, get lots of sleep, eat well, exercise reasonably and you'll fish your wish! But also remember that height doesn't define who you are so be happy however tall you end up. 🙂 My brothers were 7" apart and one was just as successful and happy as the other.

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I’m 14 almost 15 and I’m 5’7. My dad is 6’4 mom is 5’7, and my older brother (19) is 5’11. I grew a pretty standard rate from grade 7 until now grade 9. I never hit a growth spurt where I was growing like crazy for a period of time before. Only one small spurt last summer for like 2 weeks. I haven’t grown a lot since then maybe about an inch all school year. Now knowing my factors, genes, and growth patterns, will I grow anymore?

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I am 15 and almost turning 16. I'm 5'10, my dad is 59, and my mom is 5'3. Do I have the chance to grow 6'+? I still don't have facial hair,but I have public hair and a little underarm hair.

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