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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?

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

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My husband is very tall and manly and is upset that our boy is not. Is it possible that he could be having a late puberty?

What a shame: Your boy is a boy. How can a boy be "manly" if he hasn't gone through puberty? The positive aspect of delayed puberty is that your son is still growing and will continue to grow until after puberty. Your husband needs to accept that his son will be whatever he grows up to be, be that small and thin, geeky or a jock, straight or gay. He will always be your son. Hope your husband will accept that. ...Read more

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Very late puberty possible at age 20?

Very late puberty possible at age 20?

Late puberty: Possible but unlikely. If puberty is really not completed by this age you should see an endocrinologist. There may be a pathological reason why not. ...Read more

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How can I grow taller in late puberty?

Grow taller: Height is genetically determined, but getting enough sleep and eating properly helps ...Read more

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Negative effects of having late puberty?

Some: Early onset puberty will shorten ultimate height and usually delays menopause ( menses continue later ), while delayed puberty is associated with taller height and an earlier menopause. ...Read more

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Does a boys voice get deeper in late puberty?

Yes: It gets deeper in puberty---period. This is often referred to as "his voice is breaking from singing treble to singing bass". ...Read more

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Friends say late puberty so should I go to the doctors?

HOW OLD?: You do not mention your age or what you mean by late puberty. Ask your parents at what age they hit puberty, when they had a growth spurt and when the stopped growing. Boys usually start puberty by age 12 -13 . Girls by age 10-11. With normal variables in either end. ...Read more

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Does having a late puberty growth spurt make you taller?

Does having a late puberty growth spurt make you taller?

No: Some people will experince constitutional growth delay, late onset of puberty. But, they will obtain their normal adult height, which is influenced by parental height. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Very late puberty?

What is the definition or description of: Very late puberty?

Delayed puberty: If a child does not experience breast development by age 13 (in girl) or testicular enlargement by age 14 ( in boy), her/his pubertal development is delayed. ...Read more

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Daughter is 14 and I think she might have late puberty. What tests are needed?

Depends: It depends on the exact findings on physical exam so see your doctor so that he can determine what you need. ...Read more

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Is full compensatory/catch up growth possible after late puberty? How about at age 20 if growth plates are open until 23.

Is full compensatory/catch up growth possible after late puberty? How about at age 20 if growth plates are open until 23.

Depends on: The reason for the failed growth. If a medical condition led to delayed maturation and slow growth and if the bone age is delayed compared to the chronological age, then treatment of the underlying condition can enhance growth. ...Read more

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