Will I grow taller?

Patient : Will I grow taller at age 13? My period started a year ago
Doctor :   Thank you for your question. Height is primarily determined by genetic inheritance from your parents, with minor contrib uting factors including nutrition, and environment. At 13, females are going through the process of puberty, and during this time, you will notice many changes in the body and will experience some growth. How much taller you will grow is difficult to determine however, at your age it is expected that you will continue to grow up to the age of 18-20, when the epiphyseal plates (growth plates) in your long bones (i.e. legs) fuse, preventing continued growth. Thank you for choosing Askthedoctor.com

Related Q&A

Q: I have an unstable spondylolisthesis. Over the last year and a half I have been hitting the bottle pretty hard to de...

Q: I had a PET scan and the results are in but my doctor is on vacation. Can you help?

Q: Two weeks ago I have a large ulcer on my right tonsil, it has since healed and can no longer be seen. I religiously r...

Q: My son has pyogenic granulomas can you tell me what it is please it's on the middle of his chest it's always bleeding...

Q: I have a question. I went in to the doctor for a general physical and did the normal blood work. Everything came bac...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon