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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

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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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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What drugs treat delayed puberty?

Delayed puberty: Treatment can only be started after the doctor has taken a medical history. done a physical exam, reviewed height and weight growth curves, and appropriate lab tests. Then the doctor will decide the diagnosis and possible need for further evaluation or medication. ...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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Is it possible to fix my delayed puberty at age 24?

Is it possible to fix my delayed puberty at age 24?

Needs evaluation: The underlying cause (s) should be sought first, e.g. Chromosome abnormality. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i fix my delayed puberty at age 24?

Please tell me, could i fix my delayed puberty at age 24?

Bone age: Chances are that at age 24, you have finished puberty even if it was delayed. The best way to tell is to do a bone age Xray of your hand- it can tell if there is any growth potential left. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have delayed puberty (or something else)?

How do I know if I have delayed puberty (or something else)?

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

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I'm 18 but I look like i'm 14.... Could it be because I have delayed puberty?

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

Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Very Late Puberty (Definition)

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