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Old 05-19-2021, 04:13 PM
 
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Hello, I'm a 17 years old male and my height is 137 cm (4ft 6in). I've always been really short, but I don't think I'm going to grow much taller and I'd like to do something about it as soon as I can. What should I do?
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Old 05-19-2021, 05:14 PM
 
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Learn to accept it. Most adult males have reached their full height at around age 16. A small percentage might continue to grow until around age 19.

This sounds very very familiar OP. Seem to recall an earlier thread about the same exact topic. The end result was the same...you aren't going to be doing anything about it.
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Old 05-19-2021, 06:10 PM
 
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Sorry, but you are destined to be a short male.
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Old 05-19-2021, 06:28 PM
 
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Hello, I'm a 17 years old male and my height is 137 cm (4ft 6in). I've always been really short, but I don't think I'm going to grow much taller and I'd like to do something about it as soon as I can. What should I do?
Unless you were very malnourished it is all genetics. Take a look at your parents to see how tall they are and expect close to what they are.

Medical concerns would arise if your parents are not short and Human growth hormone deficiency is suspected then that would be treated appropriately. That is extremely rare condition.
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Old 05-19-2021, 06:56 PM
 
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Medical concerns would arise if your parents are not short and Human growth hormone deficiency is suspected then that would be treated appropriately. That is extremely rare condition.
A friend's son was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency and treated successfully...but he was 10 years old at the time. I don't think anything can be done about height once past the end of natural growth.
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Old 05-19-2021, 07:15 PM
 
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A friend's son was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency and treated successfully...but he was 10 years old at the time. I don't think anything can be done about height once past the end of natural growth.
I think the average of growth plate closure is 15-17 years old we some people growing a little older but yeah it is at the limit.

When I was in high school my podiatrist took x-rays and said I was still growing.
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Old 05-19-2021, 08:27 PM
 
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I think we've had this before.
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Old 05-19-2021, 09:55 PM
 
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See an endocrinologist t
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Old 05-20-2021, 01:59 AM
 
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Hello, I'm a 17 years old male and my height is 137 cm (4ft 6in). I've always been really short, but I don't think I'm going to grow much taller and I'd like to do something about it as soon as I can. What should I do?
How tall are your parents?
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Old 05-20-2021, 04:46 AM
 
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How tall are your parents?
They are both about average height
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