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very late puberty. getting worried. so would growth hormones help?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Puberty: Whether a boy as late as 14 or a girl as late as 16, a consultation with an endocrinologist is very important to determine why puberty is late in onset. If growth hormone deficiency is established, growth hormone will definitely help. However, if there is something wrong with the testes or ovaries, treatment will be different.
Answered on Jul 2, 2012
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Puberty: Late puberty is likely due to benign delayed growth. In rare cases it can be due to pituitary problems or thyroid disorder. Systemic disease can also cause delay.
Answered on Feb 24, 2017
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