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Old 04-21-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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OK, so I'm 20 and I'm 5'3. I'm worried no girl will want me because of my height, and I would think I've stopped growing. Though, I heard you OFFICIALLY stop growing at 21, which I turn in August, and I don't think I'll grow an inch in 4 months. Could I still grow a few more inches?

 
Old 04-21-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Could I still grow a few more inches?
Probably not.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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I don't want to give you false hope, but people can grow well after 21. I married my first husband when he was 22. We were both about the same height---about 5' 7". We divorced 3 years later. About 15 years later, I ran into him at a little cubs (elementary school) football game. Both of our kids were playing on different teams. He was TALL. I'm talking VERY TALL. He had to be at least 6'.

Don't put all of your hope in growing. One of the greatest guys I ever dated was 5' 2". Personality is what really matters.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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If you're that concerned about your height, then go see an endocrinologist and get your growth hormone levels checked. Otherwise, just accept that you're a short guy. You might grow a little more (it's not as if you have a timer that completely shuts down growth at midnight on your 21st birthday,) but you're not going to shoot up a foot.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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I mean like 1-3 more inches.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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Read this: Delayed puberty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My ex-husband probably had delayed puberty due to malnutrition (he grew up very poor) or constitutional delay.

If your parents are short, you probably will be too.

If they're not short, go to an endocrinologist like fleetiebelle recommended to find out for sure so you move to accepting it.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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My mom is 5'4, and my dad is 5'8.

Though, I WAS born six weeks premature.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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Read this a few times:

Long-term Height Gain of Prematurely Born Children With Neonatal Growth Restraint: Parallellism With the Growth Pattern of Short Children Born Small for Gestational Age

It takes some time to get what they are saying, but it sounds like a trip to the endocrinologist might be a good idea.

Also check out this stuff:

A Plus Side for Human Growth Hormone

Google Search: premature babies and adult height "growth hormone" treatment

I don't know if it's too late. Just see an endocronologist.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Just keep in shape and don't get fat, and your height won't be a problem. I used to work with a guy about your height, and he went to the gym and lifted weights, many taller guys would have killed to have his body. He didn't have any trouble on the dating scene for sure.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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OK, so I'm 20 and I'm 5'3. I'm worried no girl will want me because of my height, and I would think I've stopped growing. Though, I heard you OFFICIALLY stop growing at 21, which I turn in August, and I don't think I'll grow an inch in 4 months. Could I still grow a few more inches?
oh my gosh - this again? seriously??

How many times DO you plan to ask this question on City Data?

Longhorns, you are like a broken record my friend. This is all you ever seem to post! And people have answered you over and over again, but you keep asking.

I am not trying to be rude, I just do not get it.

Are you not seeing the other answers people have given you in other places you've asked this question or what?
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