Did I stop growing?

Posted by vamp14 @vamp14, Aug 8, 2021

I’m 14 years old and have been 5’6 for about a few months now and I’m not sure if I should be worried or not. I hit my first growth spurt back in 4th grade when I was 4’9 and grew, by the time I was in 6th grade I was 5’1 . Then 7th grade came and I grew 5 more inches. By the time the pandemic started I was 5’6. I started 8th grade and finished 8th grade (currently about to go to 9th) and still haven’t grown a single inch. The doctor says I have a lot of testosterone and should be exercising more so I did but no signs of growth yet. Is there a certain exercise or medication or any remedies I can take to increase my height or maximize it?

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@yofy

Thank you, but could I also know why when visiting my mother's country, Colombia, I grew but when I came back nothing changed and I was still the same height. Any reason perhaps?

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@yofy

Children .. some up until young adults .. have growth spurts. Some actually have pain during these spurts.

Your genes that you inherit from your parents and long line of ancestors play a part on how tall you may grow.

If you have concerns talk with your parents and your doctor.

Here is a link to an article that may help you understand a bit more about growth and if you should be concerned. https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/growth-hormone.html

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hey guy ! I'm just wondering if im done growing. Im 16.4 and around 5'6.5 to 5'7. my dad's 6'1 and my mom's 5'5. when I was younger, I was average height are in the top percentile but now it's like I'm on the very bottom of the list. i started puberty around 11 im pretty sure. i had a growth spurt of four inches at 11. i havent had anouther since. i started growing facial hair at 14 and chest and arm hair at 14 to 15. my voice hasent really changed. i have alot of uhhhh pubic hair lol. my facial hair grows really fast. i havent grown in 3 years . im not the most athletic person but ive always stayed in healthy shape never over weight. ive had diffrent answers from alot of diffrent docters so i just dont know if ill grow. one docter said i should be 5'11 plus. one said maybe half an inch. one siad im still growing sicne in 16. one said at the least 5'8. i heard growth plates have alot to do with it and one docter said there just about closed are almost somthing along those lines. but she saud she seen people still shoot up. im just so sad about my height and just wanna be atleast 5'10 but im not sure if ill ever grow. Thanks for reading.

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Hi @jaymirwilsonn, I moved your question to this existing discussion:
- Did I stop growing? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/did-i-stop-growing-at-14/

I did this so you can read the helpful posts from @astaingegerdm @fourof5zs @loribmt and connect with other teens like @vamp14 @yofy and others.

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Hello everyone, I am turning 16(male) tommorow and I feel like I've stopped growing at 5'6. My dad is 5'5 and mom is 5'3, but my oldest brother and second oldest brothers are near 5'9 and the same goes for most of my male cousins. My grandpa was 5'2 and grandma were 5'0 on my dads side, and my grandpa was 5'5 and grandma were 5'1 on my moms side (I am of south asian descent) is there a chance I will also be able to grow to 5'9?

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@ammarr12334
Hi!
After you have read earlier posts, including the link to an excellent article on teen growth,
let us know if you if you have further questions. It is a complicated subject as you can see.

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i just turned 14 in january and i got my period when i was 10. since i was a teeny 4 year old ive always been taller than other kids but lately i havent grown and im still 5"6. I havent kept track but i know its been atleast 6 months or a year. maybe even 3 but im bad at keeping track.
my voice still sounds like a 12 year old so does that mean i might grow taller since im not done with puberty yet? im also still a 34a and my chest hasnt grown in awhile

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@jailiilynn

i just turned 14 in january and i got my period when i was 10. since i was a teeny 4 year old ive always been taller than other kids but lately i havent grown and im still 5"6. I havent kept track but i know its been atleast 6 months or a year. maybe even 3 but im bad at keeping track.
my voice still sounds like a 12 year old so does that mean i might grow taller since im not done with puberty yet? im also still a 34a and my chest hasnt grown in awhile

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@jailiilynn, welcome. Fellow member @ammarr12334 @vamp14 @yofy and other members ask a similar question in this discussion of the same name:
– Did I stop growing? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/did-i-stop-growing-at-14/

Be sure to read the helpful posts from @astaingegerdm @fourof5zs @loribmt.

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Im a 15 year old male who hasn't had a period of fast growth like my peers. As at 12 I was 5ft3 and now at 15 I'm 5ft5 and I dont believe that I am a late bloomer as I'm developing side burns. Is it possible for teenagers to grow at later teenage years. Also I have a father who is 6ft2 and mother who is 5ft2 aren't you not supposed to grow closer to the taller parent if male.

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@kebablad616

Im a 15 year old male who hasn't had a period of fast growth like my peers. As at 12 I was 5ft3 and now at 15 I'm 5ft5 and I dont believe that I am a late bloomer as I'm developing side burns. Is it possible for teenagers to grow at later teenage years. Also I have a father who is 6ft2 and mother who is 5ft2 aren't you not supposed to grow closer to the taller parent if male.

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@kebablad616, adolescents are often concerned about their growth. I get it. I moved your post to this discussion where you can connect with others as well as read some of the helpful posts from mentors. Check it out here:
– Did I stop growing? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/did-i-stop-growing-at-14/

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I'm 15 & haven't grown in 5 months. Am I done growing? I'm a male and I just turned 15 yesterday. I am 5'7. My dad is 6'0. My mom is 5'4. My brother is 5'11. I exercise frequently, eat fairly well, and I get decent sleep. I have not grown AT ALL (not even a millimeter) in 5 months. I am very worried that I'm done growing. Although I am ever so slightly higher than the WHO average height (50th percentile) for 15.0 year olds, the fact that I haven't grown in 5 months concerns me.

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