Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 9 years ago

Worried that my growth has been permanently stunted?

I'm 16, and I was diagnosed with crohns disease around the age of 12. At the time I was severely underweight. For the past few years i've grown a bit, but i've had so many issues with my crohns that it seems like my growth is permanently stunted. I am very small for my age. I've been trying to gain more weight lately, so i'm hoping that this weight gain will help me to grow some more. My mom is 5'11" and my dad is 5'10", and i'm only 5'2". Do you think that I still have a chance to reach my full potential? Or could my growth actually be permanently stunted? This is really stressing me about because it's absolutely terrible being so tiny. I look like i'm 13.


My body is very disproportionate as well. My arms and legs are super long, so it seems like I would still have some growing to do. Do you think I will just stay disproportionate because of the malnutrition?

2 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    If you are a girl you have probably reached your peak height already. Any further height growth from 15-21 is insignificant in most cases.

    If you are a guy you will probably peak at 5'4 at 18. Any further height growth from 18-25 is insignificant in most cases.

  • kinzer
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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