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Does masturbation affect growth and cause bad effects on health?

Hi, I wanna ask that, masturbation stops height? Actually I m doing this from 2 years daily 1 time, I am 17 now and 5 ft 10.5 Ich height, I was tall enough according to my age before starting this but now i think my height is not growing like before, So now its 10 days i totally stop it and i m feeling good like i m quick, more power and taller too. Actually my question what are the bad effects of masturbation on health?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
There is increase in height in boys and girls during puberty due to rapid bone growth.
By the end of adolescence the ends of the bone fuse and the incraese in height ceases.
So, by 17 the bone ends have closed/ fused. This is the cause of height being static not mastrubation.
Masturbation is a harmless habit however, over indulgance may interfere with normal routine.
This should be avoided.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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