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What is late puberty?

What is late puberty?

Delayed puberty: The typical adolescent, endowed with the impatience and insecurities of youth, would probably insist that any nanosecond that doesn’t bring an increase in height, breast size or beard growth qualifies as delayed puberty. Medicine has its own definitions: for boys, no testicular enlargement by the age of thirteen; and for girls, no breast development by thirteen or no menarche by sixteen. ...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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What is considered late puberty?

Late puberty: No physical changes including development of pubic hair and/ or breast development by the age of 14 usually gets this pediatrician's attention. ...Read more

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Is late puberty mean I did a bad thing?

Highly doubt it: A little more information would help: girls or boys (they're different?) what age? What pubertal changes have happened, if any? Chance that it's anything you or anyone else 'caused' is unlikely. ...Read more

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How i know i am puberty or late puberty?

Puberty: Unless you have not stopped growing or or you are having period problems you should be fine. If you have any concerns it would help for you to see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Late puberty exercise and nutrition plan?

Late puberty exercise and nutrition plan?

Consult nutritionist: A number of factors affect onset of puberty, including genetics and environment. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen before and during puberty is essential for optimal development. At the peak of adolescence, nutritional demands can be twice as high as the remaining years of adolescence, so best to talk to your doctor about diet/exercise to ensure adequate nutrients and fitness. Best ...Read more

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What is the workup for late puberty in boys?

What is the workup for late puberty in boys?

Late puberty: Most cases of delayed puberty are simply variants of normal development and not cause for alarm. Half of all adolescents who experience such delays have a parent or sibling whose growth followed a similar pattern. Depending on the cause, workup will include tests for malnutrition brought on by diseases, medications or eating disorders in addition to growth hormone, testosterone and other hormones. ...Read more

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Late puberty, what's wrong? Can you help me?

More info: Certainly glad to help, but i need a little more to work with: girls or boys (they're different?) what age? What pubertal changes have occured, if any? ...Read more

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Late puberty question: why do the kids make fun of and bully me?

Late puberty question: why do the kids make fun of and bully me?

Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Tell someone you know and trust about the bullying. Keeping it inside does no good. DO NOT TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS. ...Read more

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Do I have a late puberty? I really need to know if I do and what natural products I can take.

Delayed puberty?: Puberty is delayed if secondary sexual development( breast development in girls, testicular enlargement in boys) has not started by age 13 in girls and by 14 in boys. If this is the case, you need to be seen to sort out the cause. ...Read more