The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

Hi,

I'm 17 and I haven't grown much. I had a growth spurt at 14, when I grew 5 inches, but since then I've only been growing a quarter of an inch a year, sometimes I grew 1/2 an inch a year, and one year, when I was either 15 or 16, I grew two inches. My question is: Will I still have another growth spurt? I'm 5'4 and I would like to be 5'7 or 5'8. This past year I've only grew a 1/2 inch. I went from 5'3.5 to 5'4.

Please reply. Thank you.


Answer

I would need to know what stage you are in your development, but it sounds like you are still in stage 4 because you are still seeing some growth. Typically a guy grows 1 to 3 inches during stage 4 and that growth tapers off until it stops. I doubt you will get much taller than you currently are given what you've told me.