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« on: June 13, 2015, 09:10:35 pm »
On May 9th, I posted this topic: https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,188366.msg1675223.html#msg1675223

Yesterday, I came back from my endo. I will be on T in two weeks so yay for that!

But he told me some bad news.. He told me that I won't be growing anymore. That I had my growth spurt already and that you basically stop growing after your first monthly - which is at age 11 for me. First time -ever- hearing that..

To be honest, I don't believe him. I just.. I just can't! My mom doesn't believe him either. Neither does my therapist. I told my therapist and he basically told me he doesn't believe that and that I would still grow. He has always said that I would "shoot up". I believe him more - not only because I want to believe him - but because he's going for his doctors, and that he knows more things that have newer information. He knows a lot of psychology, blah blah..

My endo said that I was done growing as if he knew 100%. But, I asked my female friend and she told me that she had her growth spurt -after- her first monthly.

Since I was still in female puberty, since the hormone blockers, could T make me taller? I doubt my growth plates are fused, so can/would I still grow? I'm not even mentally developed (that's a fact), so I don't think I'm done with puberty.

From what I've read, I've read that if you want to know how tall you would be when your an adult - just look at your mom (for FTMs and females).. My mom is 5'6. That's a 5 inch difference!

I feel like my endo is wrong, he acts like he knows everything. He's blunt and the first visit - he was ignorant and didn't use my proper pronouns and name.

Can/would I grow taller since I was still in puberty? I will still be taking hormone blockers with T for around 2 more years so...

(Edit) Also, I'm 99.9999...% sure that last year, I was 5'0. This year, I'm 5'1(possibly and a half).. I feel like I haven't been growing because of the hormone blockers since there's no hormones in my body to help me grow taller.

Also (again) I still have baby fat, if it makes a difference. I know because I have gone to the gym and I can't lose any weight, all I can gain is muscle.

My mom just told me that when she had her first monthly, she was for sure not 5'6.
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Re: Please Read!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 09:18:06 pm »
Second opinion sounds like is in order in regards to that. I don't by that at all. Congrats on starting T soon. Hugs
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Re: Please Read!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 09:47:55 pm »
Second opinion sounds like is in order in regards to that. I don't by that at all. Congrats on starting T soon. Hugs
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Second opinion sounds.. what? Sorry, I don't quite understand what you are talking about... I'm kinda slow, sorry. Can you please clarify? Thanks, though!

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2015, 09:49:05 pm »
Regarding the growth plates your concerned about. I would get a second opinion in regards to what the Endo said.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2015, 09:51:00 pm »
Yeah, maybe. I'm kind of scared to see what they say though XD Thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2015, 09:51:57 pm »
I know and can understand that totally, but worst that can happen is hearing the same thing. Hugs
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Re: Please Read!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2015, 09:56:20 pm »
Definitely get a second opinion. However, growth I have found is totally random based on genetics and other factors.

You know what? I really slowed down growing in my early teens, and pretty much stopped, like a girl (and I'm MTF). I've been 170cm like, forever. I have had issues with my T levels as well manifesting itself as gynecomastia and virility issues.

Meanwhile I had friends who grew well into their early 20s and even among siblings there is variation. In fact my brother is a whole 5 inches taller than me.

Don't panic I think, you're starting T in your teens so you may have a good chance.

Good luck!

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Re: Please Read!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2015, 09:56:55 pm »
Quick Google search finds this page.

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...It is true that a girl s growth slows down once she starts her periods, but it doesn t stop completely. For the next two years after the period starts, there is usually a little bit more growth, about one to three inches. There are usually not large growth spurts once the period starts.

There is a formula that we use in pediatrics to estimate the size one expects a child to be, based solely on the parents heights. This is called the mid-parental height. It does not give an accurate prediction of a child s ultimate height, but does give a range, based on genetic factors. If either of the parents had health problems as a child, then this estimate may not be accurate.

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Read more on FamilyEducation: http://life.familyeducation.com/puberty/menstruation/42264.html#ixzz3d094DomW

Also this page:

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...Myth: menarche means the end of growth is near

The reality is that the average gain in height after menarche is about 7 cm (3 inches), and it is even greater for girls who menstruate on the early side of normal...
...I think for most of us it is a futile effort to try and put this genie back in the bottle once she has tasted freedom...

--read in a Tessa James post 1/16/2017

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Re: Please Read!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2015, 10:02:11 pm »
I know and can understand that totally, but worst that can happen is hearing the same thing. Hugs
Mariah

True :P

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Re: Please Read!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2015, 10:03:10 pm »
Definitely get a second opinion. However, growth I have found is totally random based on genetics and other factors.

You know what? I really slowed down growing in my early teens, and pretty much stopped, like a girl (and I'm MTF). I've been 170cm like, forever. I have had issues with my T levels as well manifesting itself as gynecomastia and virility issues.

Meanwhile I had friends who grew well into their early 20s and even among siblings there is variation. In fact my brother is a whole 5 inches taller than me.

Don't panic I think, you're starting T in your teens so you may have a good chance.

Good luck!

True, but I don't come from a short family - on the guys side though. And I'll try not to panic - I'm an overthinker :P ! Thanks!

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Re: Please Read!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2015, 10:04:08 pm »
Quick Google search finds this page.

Also this page:

Hopefully it's true :)