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HobbesTheDog

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How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« on: September 03, 2020, 05:14:25 PM »

My mom says all boys grow into their 20s, but I don't believe her.

Some say boys stop growing at 16, but I've grown maybe a little under an inch since 16. Others say 18.

I've noticed a lot of people I met at 12, 13, 14 years old were really shocked when I told them how old I was, which of course made me feel really insecure. I could tell from my pictures in middle school I didn't really even look my age, not taking into account height, but my 19 year old brother's 8th grade photo still looks like him.

However, I think I hit my puberty "milestones" at an average or slightly late average rate. My growth spurt started at 12 and a half, started growing hair in certain areas at slightly after 13 1/2, and a voice change at almost 14. (Not sure when it started, it was gradual but no signs at 13 1/2, and at 13 and 11 months a friend who hadn't seen me in 6 months commented on my voice change which was a huge confidence boost). I started gaining muscle at 15 1/2 but that's also when I started lifting. I still have little facial hair but I feel that might be normal for an Asian, however I look a lot like my dad who has a lot of hair for a Chinese man.

So I probably am not going to finish early, hopefully I'll finish growing late. I'm almost 17 1/2 and may or may not have grown a quarter inch, but I'm worried it might be measurement error. I measure multiple times a day.

How much have you grown since 17? Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 05:34:49 PM »

I stopped growing at 15 I guess.

My teenage period sucked, I'll make a post about that.
My brother is legit the best growth-period person I've ever seen. That mf grew on a year basis. Regularly. Like 4 cm + 4 cm + 4 cm + 4cm. He's like 186 cm now. Fkn lucky guy..
When I was 14, I had a growth spurt where I became 5'7.5. Then I grew another 1 or 1.5cms. Now, I'm still at the same height.
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 05:37:41 PM »

It's about when you entered puberty, Look at the growth plates, you have a chance to grow a little longer if not closed
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 06:34:34 PM »

1.5-2 cms I think, at 18.
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 08:57:53 AM »

Between 17-18 i had gain just 1 cm ,most of my friends also 1-2 cm or even nothing
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 09:05:30 AM »

also this fairy tales about growing in early 20s are hilarious.
I have never seen anyone was growing taller at 18 y/o (i was care about height since 17) just fictional articles from the internet ect
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2020, 09:12:50 AM »

Boys active grow phrase continues until 16 y/o between 16-18 boys also growing but much slower ,some of them who didnt have noticible grow spurt before 16 can have it in 16-18 period but its rare cases,growth at 18 or older this is extremelly rare (95% of male population is not going to have even a cm at 18)
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2020, 12:38:44 PM »

I stopped getting taller at 15.
My body changed a lot until 20yo, my back became wider and generally I became wider with bigger bone structure but my height didn't change at all. Many boys get taller till 17 yo, after that the change will be minimal (1-2 cm max) or most of the times zero.
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2020, 01:35:14 PM »

I don’t know for sure, but I think I stopped growing between 16 and 17.
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2020, 01:45:14 PM »

since 17 i grew 2 cm after.  17-18 is where you become your near adult height it seems. 14-16 seem to be the years guys grow a lot if they will grow much. some guys who will be like 6ft plus will be taller from early childhood and continue. People say guys can grow until 21 i think this is rare. Check your growth plates and you'll know.
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2020, 03:31:59 PM »

My growth spurt started at 12 and a half, started growing hair in certain areas at slightly after 13 1/2, and a voice change at almost 14. Not sure when it started, it was gradual but no signs at 13 1/2, and at 13 and 11 months a friend who hadn't seen me in 6 months commented on my voice change which was a huge confidence boost. I had a "cute" voice before then that I was very self-conscious about. I started gaining muscle at 15 1/2 but that's also when I started lifting. I still have little facial hair but I feel that might be normal for an Asian, however I look a lot like my dad who has a lot of hair for a Chinese man.

Does this sound like normal progression or slightly late?
I remember at 12-14 everyone would uniformally think I looked younger. Don't know if that was entirely height related or also face/physical progression related.
Being 4'5" in 6th grade was super tough. Everyone else was much taller, even the ones who thought that they were "short".
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2020, 07:40:55 PM »

i think i stopped growing by 16
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2020, 07:41:47 PM »

after that is was only horizontally :')
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2020, 12:13:11 AM »

It's over Ethan. Sorry to break it to ya. Just mentally prepare for LL in 5-6 years, that's all you can do.
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2020, 12:43:47 AM »

Ghkid, could you please check PM's (maybe you didn't notice the notification, sorry)

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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2020, 05:14:29 PM »

3 inches, all due to LL.  :(
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2020, 05:40:35 PM »

I think I might've grown a little, since surprisingly a lot of people I knew when I was 17-18 ish towered over me back then, and when I met them much later, the difference didn't seem so big anymore or they were almost my height. It might been my increased self-confidence compared to back then, that made me think of myself as taller, subconciously.
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2020, 05:44:28 PM »

Maybe 1 or 2 cm height increase (spine).

I think I might've grown a little, since surprisingly a lot of people I knew when I was 17-18 ish towered over me back then, and when I met them much later, the difference didn't seem so big anymore or they were almost my height. It might been my increased self-confidence compared to back then, that made me think of myself as taller, subconciously.

How tall are you now?
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2020, 08:16:42 PM »

No idea, I haven't measured myself in years. I once, in slightly higher winter boots, stood next to a guy slightly shorter than me, who in a photo stood next to another guy (who was about 10 cm taller than him), who in another photo stood next to Donald Trump and was about the same height as him. So you figure it out. :D
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Re: How much do you think you've grown since 17?
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 04:43:38 AM »

It's over Ethan. Sorry to break it to ya. Just mentally prepare for LL in 5-6 years, that's all you can do.

To be quite honest I think I might still be growing. I didn't want to keep bothering my parents about the x-ray, but it appears I'm at least a strong 163 now where I was 162.xx during my HGH appointment 2.5 months ago (sadly the endocrinologist said it was far too late for me to do it). I measure 1 to 3 times per day.

Although hopeful, my goal is to get to 165 (night) naturally so I can be 173 post-surgery. 171 wouldn't be bad though, at least I'd be breaking 5'7 and both my parents.

P.S. I think my mom lied/was sorely mistaken about being 5'4 despite repeatedly saying she's never been unhappy with any aspect of her body. This January I had a physical where I was measured at 161.xx/5'3.5 and told them I thought the measurement was messed up and that I was sure I was at least 5'4 since I knew I was taller than my mom.
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