Q. My 10 year old boy's height is only 125 cm. How to increase his height?

Answered by
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 28, 2019

Hello doctor,

My son is 10 years old. But his height is a great concern for me as he is only 125 cm and weighs about 27.3 kg. Recently he got an x-ray of his hands to know his bone age. The x-ray revealed that it is 9.4. Please comment.

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Paediatrics Pediatric Allergy/Asthma Specialist
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I do not think you should be worried off as he is still 10 years old and has still more years left for growth. Generally, height is a genetically programmed component, it depends on both parents height. You can calculate the expected height of your child with a formula for mid-parental height. I agree he is below the normal height level for his age, you can consult an endocrinologist and get him evaluated. Meanwhile, encourage him to participate in sports and do stretching exercises. Avoid carrying heavy school bags, definitely he will start gaining height. There is much variation in growth from child to child, few have fast growth in initial years, and few have in later years but before attaining 18-21 years.


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Thank you doctor,

The parent's height are 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet respectively. Then what will be his average height?

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Paediatrics Pediatric Allergy/Asthma Specialist
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

According to the formula we follow your child's target height would be 5.56 inches and plus or minus 4-8 cm. That means he would go up to 170 cm, right now he is 125 cm and still there is scope for growth.


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