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What causes delayed growth and less facial hair in men?

Okay I m 21 and still feel I can get taller... I had one of my Growth Spurts I believe in 11th Grade (17 years old). I did not grow facial hair until I hit the eleven grade.... I did not start wearing deodorant until 8th grade, so yeah is there any chance I can still get taller. For some reason my legs are so short lol, like I can Bend and touch my toes and also partof the floor with my fingers no issues, this is why I feel I should probably get taller... I think Im growing slower than other friends because they have cheek hair and I dont? It s quite weird. So I got this pediasure stuff (yeah I think it ll work) just because of what it say. But idek
Tue, 29 Nov 2016
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Endocrinologist 's  Response
Hi

Delay in onset of puberty and growth spurt can be a physiological problem (not a disease really). Whether you will gain more height or not depends upon your growth potential which is assessed by bone age.

So you can consult an Endocrinologist, get relevant x-rays done. If your bones are still unfused at their ends (which in my opinion is very less likely at 21 years of age), you may still grow further.

Hope I am able to help.
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