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What are the effects of delayed puberty?

What are the effects of delayed puberty?

Delayed puberty: Really no bad effects. People with delayed puberty are taller than rest of us because growth plates close late too. That's it! ...Read more

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Puberty (Definition)

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


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I am 19 being treated for delayed puberty what are the negative effects putting androgel on my penis? (genitals are underdeveloped) possible growth?

I am 19 being treated for delayed puberty what are the negative effects putting androgel on my penis? (genitals are underdeveloped) possible growth?

Not correct: If your testosterone level was normal before you started androgel, using this med will not help you. Androgel should be applied to the upper body, shoulders, not to the penis. Applying it on the penis will not work correctly. ...Read more

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What are adverse effects of very execessive masturbation on testosterone, lh, FSH and oestradiol?Can it cause delayed puberty or effect bone structure?

What are adverse effects of very execessive  masturbation on testosterone, lh, FSH and oestradiol?Can it cause delayed puberty or effect bone structure?

Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more

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Can delayed puberty affect my height? Is it an advantage or disadvantage for me?

Genetic potential: Constitutionally delayed puberty is a variation of normal occurring more in boys than girls. Although expected to reach genetic potential, final height may still be compromised to a small degree within that range because there seems to be a faster transition to pubertal growth spurt once puberty starts, curtailing the duration of pubertal spine growth. ...Read more

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Why does delayed puberty occur?

Why does delayed puberty occur?

Many reasons: Delayed pubertal development can be caused by many things. A child can merely be a late bloomer, he or she can have an underlying chronic illness that delays pubertal development, there can be a defect in production of pubertal hormones or a resistance to these hormones or there can be an underlying genetic disorder that is associated with pubertal delay. This is not a comprehensive list however. ...Read more

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What can happened with delayed puberty?

What can happened with delayed puberty?

Delayed puberty: Most cases are because kids can be "late bloomers." no breast development by 12-13 in girls or no testicular enlargement by 14 in boys is diagnostic. Other conditions can cause this, but are less common. Many patients in this situation might be referred to a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of delayed puberty?

What are symptoms of delayed puberty?

Girls/boys: Delayed puberty: for girls- failure to begin breast development by age 12-13, for boys- no testicular enlargement by age 13-14. ...Read more

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What is the most common/proven trt drug and form of administration for delayed puberty?

Extensive work up: Delayed puberty requires an extensive workup and is not as simple as giving testosterone. Schedule a visit with an endocrinologist for an exam, testing and to design a specific plan of care. ...Read more

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What are solutions for delayed puberty?

What are solutions for delayed puberty?

It depends: Girls 13 + or boys 14+ who do not yet have breast or testicular enlargement have delayed puberty. Most often these kids are just late bloomers. Treatment depends on factors like, underlying illness, underweight, family history, psychosocial issues for the child given the delay. If we need to jump start the process, girls receive small doses of estrogen and boys get tesosterone for a limited time. ...Read more

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What could cause delayed puberty?

What could cause delayed puberty?

Different causes: The most common is normal variation of puberty. There is usually a family history of late blooming in this case. Other causes of delayed puberty include radiation, chemotherapy, problems with the pituitary gland development or structural problems in the brain part that controls the pituitary gland or in the pituitary gland itself. The best thing is to see a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Very Late Puberty (Definition)

Very late puberty is the appearance of sexual characteristics (pubic hair, breasts, etc.) ...Read more


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