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A 18-year-old male asked:

I am 18 with delayed puberty. which testosterone therapy method is most effective to achieve full male development?(penis growth, facial hair ect.)

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
No single best way: No testosterone therapy is best for all. Each one has its pros ; cons. Can you tolerate shots? Are you allergic to adhesives? Is fertility an issue? (i'm referring to men in general) are you sure you're just delayed as opposed to some other cause? Doc who diagnosed you w/delayed puberty ie one who did complete evaluation to rule out other causes, should also discuss treatment options w/you.
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Dr. Alvin Lin commented
Geriatrics 32 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.
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