Allison asked in HealthWomen's Health · 3 years ago

Could a female still be growing at age 19?

I'll be turning 19 in a few weeks, but I still get growing pains pretty frequently in the backs of my calves and knees at night. I've heard that males can grow into their early twenties, but aren't females supposed to stop at like 15? I'm 5'10" right now and my mom is 6'2" so I'm hoping my body isn't going to try to make up that 4 inch difference. I already wear a size 11 shoe and I don't want my feet to get any bigger. Thanks.

2 Answers

  • MissA
    Lv 7
    3 years ago
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    It's unlikely but not impossible.

    In causes of leg and calf pain there's also:

    -Musculoskeletal issues

    -Dietary deficiency, particularly potassium


    So maybe consider those as options too.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Very, very rare, most are done by 16.

    Ask your dr about your growth plates.

    Growing pains are a bit of a fallacy btw; they often are nothing to do with growth

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