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Growth and the teenage state of development

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I am a male, 16 years old, 5'7 tall and like 125 pounds I estimate, although i havent weighed myself in a while. I was wondering whether I will grow any taller. My dad is 5'8, my moms 5'4. I have a good diet and I do exercise. I still am not a man yet, as in I have small hands, feet, wrists. I was wondering whether I will continue to grow taller or whether I will remain the same height and just grow "horizontally". I mean, my dad grew up 50 years ago where they didn't eat great food and weren't that healthy, wouldn't it make perfect sense that I would grow taller than him considering how much better we eat nowadays? (also considering all the hormones in the food nowadays). Thanks.


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replied July 13th, 2009
Teens Answer A6928
Your potential for growth is related to your state of development. If you have not yet started to shave, have little pubic, and armpit hair, you may be concerned, but it seems likely that you probably have a lot of growth potential.

If you are shaving and have a mature body hair pattern, you have less potential for growth. I recommend that you see your doctor for a wellness exam and discuss these issues with him; you can address all your other issues as well. You probably will be glad that you did.
LJGMD



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