Why haven't I grown in 8 years?

Patient : Worried about my rate of growth. I'm 17, closer to 18. I got my first bra when I was 10, started my period when I was 13. Just tried on the first bra as a refference as how much I've grown, it still fits perfectly, so my breasts and chest haven't changed in 7/8 years. I also have marks on my wall as a sort of growth chart and my height matches the one plotted age 13. I have never had a growth spurt either. I don't see how a person can be fully developed by age 10 or 13 with no growth spurts, I'm also rather short and have little breast mass, why am I not growing if people are supposed to be done by age 18? I realise people can change up to 21 but can there be significant changes without gaining weight?
Symptoms:  N/A
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, over the years I have had bouts of IBS. I have had blood tests, endoscopy and colonoscopy all clear. I had my las...

Q: I was wondering if you can help me with some (mostly neurotic) questions pertaining to some dysplastic nevi which I w...

Q: I had my first pap last week in 5 years. The pap said it was not normal results because I had no endocervical cells....

Q: My sister in law who is staying with me has displayed a few small behavioural changes over the last week or so, incr...

Q: Dear Doctor: 2 months ago, I was diagnosed with a very tiny hiatal hernia. My chiropractor found my stomach pushed...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews