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HomeAnswersPediatricsheight gainHow can I estimate my child's potential height?

From parents' height please suggest the probable height that can be attained.

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Published At January 26, 2018
Reviewed AtDecember 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My sister is 14 years old. She is 4 feet 10 and weighs 77 pounds. She started her period when she was 12. Our mother is 5 feet 2 (157 cm), and our father is 5 feet 8 (172 cm). How tall will she be? Will she still grow taller? Are there any ways for her to grow taller?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Her expected height will be from your parents' height. Yes, after 12 years of age, the growth rate is slow. But, she will grow. Meanwhile, she can do stretching exercises to enhance her height. Chronic illness can halt growth; I am sure she might not have such an illness. Ask her to look after her nutrition, especially vitamin D, calcium, and protein requirement. Her BMI(body mass index) is in the higher range. This can also affect the growth rate. Try to maintain around 20 to 22.

Do an X-ray of the wrist with fingers to assess the need for Growth hormones.

Try these options and review SOS.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati
Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati


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