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Can another growth spurt be expected?

im 17 and 5 4 and i want to grow to 5 8 0r 5 7 my parents are both 5 2 but my older sister is 5 7 and my cousins are all tall even the ones with short parents both my parents have tall brothers, i had a growth spurt at 14 where i grew 5 inches and i thing i grew two inches one year but since the beginning ohigh school ive only been growing a quarter to a half an inch a year will i grow more
Tue, 19 Aug 2014
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Hello,
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
It is highly unlikely to have another growth spurt once you cease to grow.
The long bone have plate that grow, once they calcify and fuse then the height growth stops.
Children mostly resemble their parents in height, some may resemble a distant grandparent called atavism. But height is gained continuously in those cases.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care.
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