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Try not to care: We don't go around measuring penises. Maybe we should? There's always issue of measuring flaccid or erect. Check out http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271647.php. Luckily for you, BJUI just published data on more than 15,000 men. Check it out here http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bju.13010/abstract. For Tanner staging, we measure testes, not penis (http://goo.gl/2YxHQn). ...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
Nature vs culture: I've always thought it sad kids got all the physical parts & urges of adulthood long before the wiring in the brain finished. Reproductive urges probably did humans well thousands of yrs ago when people seldom lived past 40. Now the society u live in wants u to wait & recognize the good/bad choices for what they are. No body owes u a living or easy access to sex.Welcome to the real world. ...Read more
Is it true that every guy who reaches puberty will have erection and get ejacluated at some point before having sex?
Yes: We get erections through childhood but they get more intense at puberty. Unless he has intercourse or some other sexual contact as soon as physiologically possible, junior will ejaculate. Most boys discover masturbation around the time of puberty, or are taught by their friends. The rest will have nocturnal emissions. It's great if dad gives junior a little guidance here. ...Read more
Generally after 14: Generally, if a boy hasn't started puberty by 14, it is worth seeing a physician to discuss it. Everyone develops at his own pace, though that's usually little comfort for those who start developing later. Most kids have annual physicals for sports or school, and part of that exam is checking for normal growth and development. It's a good time to ask those types of questions. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I am a small guy and skinny. Am i hitting puberty late, anything i can do about it?
Hard to say: An x-ray of your wrist and hand can determine if your bone maturity is delayed for age, which would mean you could continue to grow after others your age stopped.A balanced nutrition, proper rest and exercise can support growth.If your bone maturity is that of a 17-18 yo or later, you are done.Supplements, special exercises or diets will not increase height. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It often does: Around 1/3 &1/2 of males will respond to low levels of hormones in early puberty with nipple enlargement & a small amount of spongy breast tissue just under the nipple.It may affect one or both sides & last about a year in most cases before gradually going away.Rarely it can last longer. ...Read more
Nothing if grown: For a fully mature male, constitutional delay in puberty should be resolved. For the adolescent boy experiencing constitutionally delayed puberty, maturation occurs later. However, if still not in puberty by age 14 yo, then he may be eligible for testosterone induction of puberty. ...Read more
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