# Do you think I’ll grow more?

Last updated on February 14, 2024

## Question:

Hello!

I have a question regarding my growth pattern and whether you think I’ll grow anymore at all. (Keep in mind that these heights are to the best of my knowledge, and, unfortunately, I have not regularly measured my height.)

12: 5’3
13: 5’6 – 5’8
14: (When I turned 14, I was 5’9, and shortly after that, I grew to 5’11)
15: 6’1
16: 6’1

I have done the Tanner stage calculator a couple of times while attempting to answer the questions to the best of my ability, and I have gotten numbers ranging from 4.3 – 4.7. For this question, I will say that I’m at stage 4.6. At this point, do you think I’ll be able to grow anymore? I am also 16 old. My weight is a little under 140 lbs or around 63 kg.

For your information, my parents are 6’2 ” and 5’9 “, respectively. (For what it’s worth, my brother is 6’4 “).

It appears that you were in stage 3 between 12 and early 14. So, I would assume that sometime during age 14, you entered stage 4. You gained two more inches, but your growth in height has since drastically slowed down. You might grow a fraction of an inch more, but I would not expect much.

Boys in a family can vary up to ten inches, even though they have the same parents. For example, there is an 8-inch difference between the shortest brother and the tallest brother in my family.

## Question:

Thanks for the answer!

Interestingly, he’s my half-brother; we share the same father. His mother is significantly shorter than my mother, and to my knowledge, she doesn’t have any particular tall individuals on her side of the family. Though I understand genetics can be weird like that, of course. Is my low weight and the same body composition that I’ve had since at least 12 years old just a consequence of “fast metabolism,” or are other things going on in puberty that are causing it? Also, I think I maintained the same height from 11.5 to about 12.5, but I would assume that, in this case, it wouldn’t have made that much difference either way.