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A 16-year-old male asked:

I'am considering testosterone therapy. i have little body/facial hair. and feel behind on development and want to be taller and stronger. advice?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see your doctor: You "feel" behind in development but it's not clear that you've been "diagnosed" as behind in development. Sure, most people want to be taller & stronger. Might as well throw in rich & beautiful, too. Anyway, testosterone therapy is not a do-it-yourself project. Go see your doctor for diagnosis & treatment options. Check out http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/295067-what-makes-people-grow-taller/.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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My personal bias is to start w/your family doc (or general internist). S/he can order appropriate tests to make diagnosis & then refer you as appropriate. S/he can also oversee your overall health/care, not just make you taller & stronger.
Jun 23, 2013

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