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    How much do girls grow after starting their periods?

    My neice (age 10, 11 in December) just started her period this week. My sister and I were wondering how much more she would grow. I remember reading something somewhere that girls pretty much stop growing when their period starts. My niece is 4 ft 10 inches. We come from a very short family, so this could be it. Does anyone know?

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    It depends on the girl. I asked the pediatrician this question because my DD is REALLY tall and I hope she stops at the period.. I was told some can squeek out a few more inches..


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    DD's doctor said that it is typically a year after when their period starts. DD started fairly late (almost 15yo). Most of her growth was 15-17yo so it was about 2 years after she started. She may have now reached her full height (she will be 18 in December).
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    Interesting, I never knew there was a link for some girls. I started my period late (almost 15) and was a very small girl; everyone always assumed I would be a petite woman because I was so tiny. Little did everyone know that I'd become the tallest out of all my sisters (my brothers are slightly taller than I). I kept growing until I was 18-19-ish. I know this because my first military entrance physical listed my height as 5'7". The next time my height/weight was checked (which are adminstered immediately following a physical fitness test), I was 5'7.5". And then for the rest of my time in the military, I was 5'8" - which is my full adult height. Height matters because the amount of weight you're allowed depends upon your age and your height. So I was very well aware of what my height was so I could monitor my weight. No one wants to weigh-in overweight in front of their entire unit, so that's why this sticks with me. And during this time, I had to change size jeans, from 8 Reg to 8 Tall.

    So I would say she might not be done yet. I certainly wasn't.
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    I always thought that in general girls will grow roughly another year after their periods start, and then should be their adult height. That was true in my case; I started at age 14 and over the next year grew about another inch.
    I was also told by our ped that typically the shorter kids will have a longer/bigger growth spurt during puberty and the taller kids will experience a bit less of a growth spurt.
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    I didn't grow at all after starting AF. I reached my full height 5'10" at 10 years old! I was the tallest for so very long, then hit high school and the boys caught up.
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    Some stop as soon as they get it, most within a year.

    I was 21 before I was finished growing. I was 5'2" when my first child was born when I was 19. When my daughter was born 2 years later I was 5'5".

    Now my DD, I hope she gets some more height even though she has started her period. I mean, she is blessed with her 5'8" already (at age 12), but I was hoping for her to get a couple of more inches before she stops.


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    I could be wrong but what I remember was that you grow 3 inches at the most after you get your period.


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    Our ped told me girls usually grow for 2 more years after starting. Of course that's an average, but I've seen it hold true for both my girls.
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    My 1st DH's cousin was the same height for years. At the age of 21 a few months before she was getting married she grew like 4 inches!

    I heard that women can grow to the age of 21.

    She had her dress altered but was just alittle bit short on her.
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