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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@tap111131
Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect!
I think only a physician can give you a good answer. Onset of puberty varies so much that it’s difficult to give a good answer.
What we do know is that we’ll most likely end up somewhere close to our parents’ heights.
Have you completed puberty? When did it start?
I’m happy to hear that you are past your depression.
A doctor can order an X-ray of your wrist to see if your growth plates are still open. A doctor can also tell by a physical examination in what growth stage your genitalia are.
With this information you can get the most accurate prediction.

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@astaingegerdm

@tap111131
Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect!
I think only a physician can give you a good answer. Onset of puberty varies so much that it’s difficult to give a good answer.
What we do know is that we’ll most likely end up somewhere close to our parents’ heights.
Have you completed puberty? When did it start?
I’m happy to hear that you are past your depression.
A doctor can order an X-ray of your wrist to see if your growth plates are still open. A doctor can also tell by a physical examination in what growth stage your genitalia are.
With this information you can get the most accurate prediction.

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I started roughly around 12-13 with the typical hair growth in certain places voice cracks and stuff. My genitalia growth is probably abnormal for my height growth comparison. It’s bigger than I feel it should be compared to my height size so that is another concern for why I’m not really growing height wise. I highly doubt I’ve completed puberty but I don’t know how to tell to be honest.

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@tap111131

I started roughly around 12-13 with the typical hair growth in certain places voice cracks and stuff. My genitalia growth is probably abnormal for my height growth comparison. It’s bigger than I feel it should be compared to my height size so that is another concern for why I’m not really growing height wise. I highly doubt I’ve completed puberty but I don’t know how to tell to be honest.

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@tap111131
I don’t think you are done with puberty either. To get a better idea you should ask your physician.

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@astaingegerdm

@tap111131
I don’t think you are done with puberty either. To get a better idea you should ask your physician.

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Alright thanks. Also I forgot to mention the most important part is that I’m a male. Sorry for that lol. Thanks for the help.

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@tap111131

Alright thanks. Also I forgot to mention the most important part is that I’m a male. Sorry for that lol. Thanks for the help.

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You are welcome! Yes, I assumed you were male.

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Hi
Im Alex i am 16.2 years old,my height is 1.74cm,my mother is
1.73cm and my father is 1.82cm.All of my grandparents where relativly taller than avarage i grew 3 cm this summer but nothing like a growth spurt i also want to inform that i dont deadlift(althought i go to the gym light exercises),i dont have medicall issues and i sleep and eat well what wrong?

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I m 6'3 athletic , 17 yo i have 4 months to turn to 18 , i just want to know if my body still growing

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@fahd

I m 6'3 athletic , 17 yo i have 4 months to turn to 18 , i just want to know if my body still growing

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And i have short parent but me and my young brother are tall with difference age 2 years he s 6 '1

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Hey, im in the same situation as you, did you ever grow since 2022?

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