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12 Year Old Male Puberty
See below: At thirteen the average male is 61 & 1/2 inches (156cm) at 14 he is 64&1/2 inches (164 cm). ...Read more
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
Define sex: There are many instances where teens or adults have used children of either gender as sexual objects. The methods and activities varied, but all are sexual abuse and exploitation. As sick as this is, it does happen in cultures around the world.Often the perpitrators were victims of such abuse in some form as kids. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Most 15 yo are near the end of their linear growth and can expect about 2 more inches. If they entered puberty later than their friends, they may finish later, but most are done at 17.An xray of the wrist and hand can show if more growth is likely by showing open growth centers. ...Read more
Improbable...: I'm not sure what your question is here, but apparently you think you have "hormonal imbalance" at age 14. Of course you do - that is what is normal in the teen years. Nothing is in the right proportions yet, levels change constantly. That's why you have acne, are moody, have wet dreams, voice cracks. Sounds like you are the most normal teen i've heard from this week! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
80 -115 lb: Any weight outside of 80 to 115 lb would be reason to have a discussion with your pediatrician. Early adolescents may have body image issues that are affected by weight. Your pediatrician or adolescent health specialist can help determine a healthy diet and exercise regimen. ...Read more
Healthy weight: At your age you should be seeing a Pediatrician at least once a year. The doctor will record your height and weight and graphs will be drawn to see where you are on the growth curves. Make sure you get a copy of the graph. If you are doing OK - relax and enjoy!. If not your doctor will advise you. ...Read more
Variable: Ideal body weight should be a range not a specific number. It can vary based on a number of issues such as race, ethnicity, physical characteristics... Weight is only one aspect to consider. Body mass index is another and bmi should range from 18 to 25. An acceptable range for a 5ft 3 in female is 105-140 pounds. ...Read more
Height affect weight: The average weight for a 9 1/2 year old boy is approximately 66 pounds . However, a child's weight is also dependent on how tall the child is in height. If a child's height is greater than the 50%, the weight also may be greater than the 50% (average) and still be an appropriate weight for the child's height. ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not : You provided no information for a real analysis, but a 3 year old can be autistic. ...Read more
Have you seen a dr?: If you have regular intercourse during the time of the month when your wife is ovulating for one year without conceiving, that is considered a fertility problem. I recommend you see a fertility specialist if possible. The problem could just be with the timing and frequency of sex, but if that is not a problem, then there could be an issue with either or both of you. Sometimes it is simple. ...Read more
It depends: There are a lot of factors that can influence weight. It's difficult to suggest an "average" weight as it depends on genetics, family, height, geographical location and lifestyle amongst other factors. If you are concerned about being overweight, other measurements such as BMI, body fat composition, etc. may be better assessment and measurements ...Read more
So extremely rare: I am not going to say "never", but the incidence is close to that. Anytime there is breast tissue present, there is a theoretical risk of breast cancer. However, lumpy breast tissue is an early adolescent is so much likely to be something else - most commonly fibrous breast tissue. If there is extreme worry a simple ultrasound could set mind at ease, but it is probably overdoing it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You have time: Energy in = energy out i ask you how many calories make a pound? If you do not know research it. Depending on how much extra weight you are carrying it may take some time to carve off the pounds. Check out body mass index to see where you are. Then check out the mirror. Get your camera take a picture. Then get moving and think green vegetables! you can do it! ...Read more
Is it normal that my 12 year old daughter's waist is curvier than the other side?? Is it because of puberty?
What other side?: I am not clear on your question. Are you asking if one side of her waist being curvier than the other is normal? If that is your question, then she definitely needs a physical exam to evaluate this asymmetry that you are noticing. It could possibly be a scoliosis deformity that we want to define and watch over time. ...Read more
Is it normal that my 12 year old daughter's one side of the waist is curvier than the other side? Is it because of the puberty?
Time for a visit: To me an uneven waist suggests she is developing scoliosis.This is most common during periods of more rapid growth as the vertebrae get taller and may not stack up correctly. Catch it early and sometimes therapy/bracing can prevent the need for surgery later on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is your opinion on my very active, athletic 12 year old son using protein powder ? He has not been through puberty yet. Thank you.
Ok so my 12 year old daughter is always tired and mopey. How much sleep should she get? Or is this just puberty. (has breast buds and discharge )
Sleep needs: A pubertal child should never get less than 9hr sleep/night & during a growth spurt may need more. After she hits her final height /stage she can get by on 8. The sighs you mention suggest she is entering a rapid growth phase. If she is getting good sleep & is still tired she needs an evaluation. Sluggishness at this age can be caused by a variety of issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. Please see a dermatologist for other options. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My daughter is 12 years old and 5'3" she weighs 162 she is just starting to go through puberty. How much should she weigh?
Weight: Your daughter should weigh in the range of 110-120 ...Read more
Hey is 1.5 inch (not erect) 2.5 inch (erect) a normal penis size for a 12 yr old (not into puberty yet)
Yes: Relax, you have plenty of time yet. ...Read more
MY 12yr old son has a lump on his breast, it was painful but now he says its not. he is adhd and on concerta. I been told its puberty. Is it?
Breast lump.: All lumps are not the same. Several factors determine the urgency of the lump. If it involves both sides, it it more likely to be related to hormonal changes with puberty. I would recommend a formal consultation or evaluation with primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost 12yo son has small lump behind one nipple. Nurse said not to be concerned, most likely hormones/puberty. Just looking for reassurance.
Totally normal: I can easily reassure you . A little bit of asymmetric breast tissue right under the nipples in this tween , early puberty age group of your son is quite normal . ( called gynecomastia) The other side might soon be involved . Nothing to worry about though some boys don't like the look under t- shirts so gently discuss solutions for him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a 13 year old male going through puberty. Ever since i started going through it, i had anxiety. It would be on going. Some days it was bad, someday?
Relax this is normal: Talk to your pediatrician .they should be able to explain the how's and whys and guide you through what to expect and put your mind to rest.Do not be afraid to ask anything at all.we understand ...Read more
17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?
During the last month my arm's hair doubled in number becoming thicker and darker, i'm a male of almost 20 year old, is this normal puberty ?
YES : This normal and mostly genetic and familial. ...Read more
I am a average bodied 28 year old male with gynecomastia from puberty. I want to reduce/remove it, but not through surgery. Can tamoxifen help?
Maybe/not: There are a few research studies that suggest it might, but the side effects of hair loss and loss of libido may slow adoption. Most studies involve recent onset cases due to meds, or other triggers rather than long term stable cases. Finding someone willing to use it in an unapproved indication may be difficult. ...Read more
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