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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can I stop growing taller?

im so tall and insecure.. some of my relatives and 'friends' tease me bout it. i wanna be shorter. if there is a way!!! or stop growing!! im 14, girl, 5ft7.5 i wont stop... my dad is like 5ft10-11 my brother is the same height as me he's 18. my mom is 5ft 5. i wanna be that!!! <<<
Thu, 11 Sep 2014
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I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with gaining too much height. This is not something you have control over. Your father and mother's genetics will determine your height. You are in your growth spurt age and should stop growing soon . Girls have their growth spurt earlier than boys but they will catch up later.

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