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Offline letsgethippy

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Mtf Hip growth after puberty
« on: March 02, 2017, 05:35:05 pm »
I started puberty at 8 (full armpit hair and pubes), and my last growth in height was at age 13. I'm now 17, I haven't grown since, and the doctor said I am done growing height wise. Since I haven't grown in 4 years, does that mean my hips are probably hardened by now and hip bone growth will be minimal? (PLEASE BE BRUTALLY HONEST!!) I'll still be happy :)

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Re: Mtf Hip growth after puberty
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 05:43:51 pm »
I started puberty at 8 (full armpit hair and pubes), and my last growth in height was at age 13. I'm now 17, I haven't grown since, and the doctor said I am done growing height wise. Since I haven't grown in 4 years, does that mean my hips are probably hardened by now and hip bone growth will be minimal? (PLEASE BE BRUTALLY HONEST!!) I'll still be happy :)

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Re: Mtf Hip growth after puberty
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 06:40:44 pm »
Welcome to Susan's Place. I don't have a clue. There are some indictions that the hips may be able to grow even beyond the teens but I don't have anything I can point to in order to prove it. What can and does happen is fat is deposited in that area and you can see hips get wider in the upper leg region and fat can be added to the rear. Though I was a late starter, my bottom is reasonably feminine as long as you don't look at my rear. Some how or another I failed in that department.
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Re: Mtf Hip growth after puberty
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 07:34:23 pm »
Hello Letsgethippy.

Your doctor is likely correct that you won't get any taller. The growth plates in your longbones, the legs and arms slow down when puberty kicks into high gear. Girls usually start puberty a year or more sooner than boys so boys get more prepubescent and early pubescent growth. Somehow the level of human growth hormone also plays into height growth.

Here's good news for you. The 3 bones in your hips do not fully fuse until the mid twenties for most people. Some may not fuse until near 30. So there is a really good chance that on HRT your pelvis will at least partially widen your hip bone placement.

Here's one thing I still haven't gotten a clear answer from doctors about though. One doctor told me most bones get their shape in utero. So some bone shapes are determined before birth. Hormones however can still effect the growth plates and final position.
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Re: Mtf Hip growth after puberty
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 03:55:24 am »
I started HRT at 19 and like someone else said the hip bones usually don't fuse until the mid twenties or until your 30. I personally have had some hip growth with the bones actually. Honestly though if your hips widen, and mine could still be widening too, it's a process that will take a few years to actually finish. It might not be noticable at first then one day you're walking and you hit your hip on a corner cause it's bigger lol.







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Re: Mtf Hip growth after puberty
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 05:53:05 am »
There is only one way to tell for certain. Xray on an xray your growth plates will show up as brighter white along the ends/edges of your bones. They really stand out against the normal bone color. If there is some growth plate left, then you can have some minor changes. If not, then no bone change for you.
  The only hope i can give you is that i still had growth plates left at 17. By 20 i had grown 1 inch everywhere. So there may still be time

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Re: Mtf Hip growth after puberty
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 08:39:51 am »
The 3 bones in your hips do not fully fuse until the mid twenties for most people. Some may not fuse until near 30

I would be curious to read the science behind it. Any links, studies that have shown this conclusively? Hearsay personally doesn't convince me.

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Re: Mtf Hip growth after puberty
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 08:55:00 am »
Your hips generally fuse by age 26 give or take a couple of years, up until that point you can get some widening of the hips

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Re: Mtf Hip growth after puberty
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 08:08:20 am »
I would be curious to read the science behind it. Any links, studies that have shown this conclusively? Hearsay personally doesn't convince me.

Good question. I know x-rays showing young kids bones and older adult bones are easy to find. I don't know if images can be found for healthy people in early twenty's easily. Most adult x-rays publicly on the net are either illness or injury. As far as the hearsay, I've seen some doctor responses on those question web sites pop up that say mid twenties usually but an individual's rate of osification is different from anyone elses.
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