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Delayed Puberty Side Effects
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
I am 19 being treated for delayed puberty what are the negative effects putting androgel on my penis? (genitals are underdeveloped) possible growth?
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
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
Needs evaluation: The underlying cause (s) should be sought first, e.g. Chromosome abnormality. ...Read more
Depends on age: If you have no signs of puberty by the age of 13 (for girls) or 14 (for boys), you might have delayed puberty and would want to see a physician to discuss. Otherwise, people start developing at different times, and though that can be frustrating, it's completely normal. If you are having specific symptoms or can let us know your age/gender, it would help be able to answer more specifically. ...Read more
Possibly: The only way to figure that out would be to know if you've completed genital development. And, we often get an x-ray of the left hand to confirm where a patient is with respect to biological development. Hopefully you're just blessed with youthful genes! If so, you'll appreciate it some day when you're much older. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Delayed puberty results from disruption of the hormones regulating periods. Often delayed puberty is familial, with a family history of later periods. Weight loss, low weight or intense exercise causing low body weight can disrupt hormonal balance. Occasionally it can be a genetic issue like turner's syndrome. If the delay is significantly past 12 to 13 y old, then a workup is in order. ...Read more
No: There is no association between the two. ...Read more
Sometimes: If the growing plates of your long bones are still open. ...Read more
Yes: Gymnast due to the strenous excersice do have delayed sexual maturation because your body postpones functions that are not necesary for life sustenance. The same thing happens in women marathon runners. In men this does not apply. ...Read more
Hi, I think I have issue with delayed puberty, or we can say low testoterone so can you please suggest me solution for this. Thanks?
I am 19 on androgel but not working for me due cost, convenience, spreading ect. Are there other effective trt for treating delayed puberty?
Complicated answer: The first thing is to make sure you have a correct diagnosis. You need to know why you have delayed puberty to know the correct treatment. Typically, we use testosterone replacement for a short time to induce puberty. The longer you remain on it, the less likely your own system will work normally. Testosterone can be given by injection instead of gel, but this can be worse if not done correctly. ...Read more
What to do if I was extremely thin as a child, and didn't begin puberty until about 15. Can being skinny cause delayed puberty or is it unrelated?
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