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Is it too late for a 16 year old male to grow to become tall?

If a boy is age 16.5 with a height of 5'6" that hasn't changed in a very long time (and bone age that is normal to slightly advanced), can intervention with human growth hormone, aromatase inhibitors, and testosterone induce a growth spurt to 5'10" before fusion of growth plates? This case is an anomaly especially because rate of growth has been very slow throughout the lifespan, secondary sexual characteristics are delayed (i.e. voice deepening and facial hair), and whatever height has been achieved has never been in drastic amounts (i.e. clothing from middle school is still being worn in high school) but bone age is actually advanced so constitutional growth delay is ruled out. It is known that the subject has Hashimoto's Thyroiditis but it is unknown whether it affected growth. Tests show IGF-1 and testosterone at the low end of normal, while other panels are all normal. MRI of the pituitary shows normal. No adrenal tests or HGH stimulation tests done to date.
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535822 tn?1443976780
Gals reach their full height at 18 years old ..but males keep growing for a few more years ..Their are two periods in your life when you grow more rapidly,one is after you are born to 6 months old.,the second when you reach your early teens ...Girls grow faster till they are teenagers then boys catch up and grow faster and stronger . Your head stops growing earlier than the rest of you ...So from this one can gather you still have some growing to do ..best of luck     heres a link    www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/when-will-you-stop-growing
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1791150 tn?1330129372
Hi
I think you meant to post on the doctors forums as it is not very likely anyone on here will know whether the growth hormones would work to that degree especially on someone with such a special condition.

There is nothing wrong with a man being 5' 6"  anyway!!

my son is 16 and half and is only 5' 4"  he hasn't started growing facial hair yet but has broken his voice . I hope he grows a few more inches in the next  couple of years but he isn't at all worried about not being tall like his friends.
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535822 tn?1443976780
As far as I know the endo / pediatrics forum has no doctors at present..thats why the posters are sent here...unless it has changed recently ...
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1791150 tn?1330129372
oh no  thats a shame !
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535822 tn?1443976780
I left you one link ,if you go to the search engine you will find a lot about bone age ..I have requested that we have a bone age forum on Med help and they are considering it ...
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