Growth Cycle

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At what age does the growth cease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not able to grow for the last three years. I am 18 years old now. I have never taken any medication before. But I masturbate a week thrice, and I have a lot of pimples on my face. I was very fair when I was ten years old, but later I started getting dark. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. During childhood and puberty, there is the highest rate of growth seen in teenagers. As the age increases, height does not increase as fast as it used to during puberty. It increases but at a slow rate. You can try exercising daily, which ...  Read Full »

Why is my child having issues with balancing?

Query: Hello doctor, Age of the child: 20 Months Gender: Male Weight: 12 Kilograms Height: 30 inches Started Walking: 15 Months Started Sitting: 5 months Started Crawling: 12 months Problem: My baby has started walking at the age of 15 months and is very active. He runs, jumps, rolls, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, let me appreciate you for describing whatever your child has appropriately. As you have said that the baby has just started walking about 5 months ago, the problem with balance could be just his learning curve. Kids normally do fall while learning to walk, am...  Read Full »

What is the reason for shin pain in a 6-year-old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 6-year-old son who complains of shin pain in the left foot once in every month before going to sleep. He is generally hyperactive. The next day when he wakes up he tells me that it does not hurt anymore. We did x-rays and blood tests all are fine. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sumeet Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Lower limb pains in growing children are usually benign. Normal blood tests and normal x-ray reports also point towards the benign nature of pain. Most probably your child is having growing pains. Can you please recall anything that is common before the pain starts l...  Read Full »

Kindly look at the x-ray and tell whether there is a possibility of growth?

Query: Hello doctor, My son was told that his growth plates are mostly closed. I would like someone else to view his X-ray. He is pretty much done growing standing five feet tall and four inches and 1/4. I find it so hard to believe and he is devastated. I want to to know if there is a possibility for two...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and your report attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), nowhere it has been mentioned that his growth plates are fused indicating a possibility of further growth normally. Secondly, he is not short-statured according to this...  Read Full »

Can the adult palate narrow due to age or hormonal factors?

Query: Hi doctor, Can the adult palate narrow or change shape due to age or stress or hormonal factors?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, definitely. Age changes occur in all our body, including our bone shape and density changes. The bone depth and density decrease with age in our jaws, causing gaps in our teeth, exposing more of our root part of teeth sometimes and it includes narrowing of the pala...  Read Full »

Can a teenage boy grow taller than his parents?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a boy and my height is 5.1 feet, my father's height is 5.0 feet and mother's height is under 5 feet. So, can I grow 5.6 feet? Because my head is bigger than my body so I look awkward. Kindly help me, please.  Read Full »

Dr. Sreerag B. Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Being a teenager, your body is actively growing in length and you will probably grow more until your bone's growth plates fuse. Taking both your mother's and father's height as 5 feet, the expected height is roughly 5'4'' with a little room for changes either way. Vi...  Read Full »

I am a teenage girl. Will my height increase further?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a girl. My height is 5, but my parents are much taller. My mom's height is 5'6" and father's 5'8". Will I grow or is it my final height? When I went to a doctor in my city he said that I stopped growing. Is it true? I have already had a period for a year and a half?  Read Full »

Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern very carefully. You are worried about your height. It is an important issue of everyone’s life. Usually, growth occurs up to 18 years. After that growth ceases. Growth depends on various factors like familial, nutritional, pathological. The high...  Read Full »

Please explain the growth cycle of a female child.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is nine years old. She had body odor in the armpit. I was alarmed because it smelled like an adult body odor. She had sweating. A few days ago, she told about her nipple that one nipple looks normal and the other one looks hard. I want to know whether she has reached the pube...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is normal to have these findings now because a few kids have it. Normal growth cycle follows these ways. The first one is thelarche. In this, there is a development of the breast. The second one is pubarche. In this, there is a development of pubic hair. Then the nex...  Read Full »

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