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Doctor insights on: Male Hormones During Puberty

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Can hormone levels rise during puberty?

Can hormone levels rise during puberty?

Yes : There is an elevation of hormone levels during puberty that originate from brain stimulation and end organ response. A new set point in the circulating levels is created from a meager baseline production during childhood. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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What hormone is most abundant during puberty?

What hormone is most abundant during puberty?

Sex hormones: in addition to cortisol and growth hormone (the latter mostly during peak growth phase) ...Read more

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Aside from the hormones involved, is puberty the same in males and females?

Puberty = a process: of physical maturation during which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction. Hormones in the brain signal the gonads - ovaries in girls or testes in boys, to begin the maturational process. Growth plates of long bones are fused by the end of the process & adult height is reached. ...Read more

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Can sex hormones interfere with bone growth during puberty?

Can sex hormones interfere with bone growth during puberty?

Confusing question: Sex hormones signal the growth centers to accelerate and complete the linear growth. In a sense, the sex hormones are just a normal part of the growth process.Without them, a person would continue to grow at a slow but steady rate, but would not gain muscle mass and sexual maturity. ...Read more

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Is it possible to increase hormones that increase penis growth during puberty?

Is it possible to increase hormones that increase penis growth during puberty?

Hormones in puberty: Testosterone leads to a physiologic growth in penis size during puberty. If the testosterone is appropriate, the adding more will not increase penis size. If the testosterone is inappropriately low, then evaluation is needed to find out and correct the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What hormone affects body hair during puberty?

What hormone affects body hair during puberty?

Adrenal androgens: Hormones that are not cortisol but are produced by the adrenal gland are responsible for hair growth in pubertal development. 17 hydroxy progesterone, DHEA and DHEAS. ...Read more

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Do spider veins caused by hormonal irregularities during puberty ever go away after puberty?

Do spider veins caused by hormonal irregularities during puberty ever go away after puberty?

Sometimes: Often they will but many times they persist. If they do you can wear medical compression stockings but I would recommend seeing a vein doctor to get an ultrasound and evaluate you for venous insufficiency ...Read more

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Could you tell me what hormone makes your uterus grow and develop during puberty?

Estradiol: (which is commonly referred to as "estrogen" but is really one of many Estrogens (i.e. Estrogen is a class of hormone, Estradiol is a specific estrogen). ...Read more

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I have hypogonadism and was wondering what hormone replacement therapy would do to a 17 year old male, entering late stages of puberty (started late)?

I have hypogonadism and was wondering what hormone replacement therapy would do to a 17 year old male, entering late stages of puberty (started late)?

Pediatric endocrine: Hopefully you are under the care of a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in exactly the kind of issue you are having. Based upon the hormones that your body is already producing, an endocrinologist can determine exactly where your hypogonadism is coming from, and tailor hormonal treatment to correct it. Early therapy can create normal hormone levels and resume normal sexual development. ...Read more

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I have constitutional delayed puberty.I masturbated more than couple of times during age 12, 13.Can that effect puberty, bone structure, hormones etc.?

I have constitutional delayed puberty.I masturbated more than couple of times during age 12, 13.Can that effect puberty, bone structure, hormones etc.?

No, it does not...: 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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I'm a 19-year-old female. No family history of acne, no hormonal imbalance (my pimples dont flare up before or during puberty), can i grow out of acne?

I'm a 19-year-old female. No family history of acne, no hormonal imbalance (my pimples dont flare up before or during puberty), can i grow out of acne?

Often, acne largely: resolves for some people - but not for all. Evaluation by a dermatologist may provide more insights. Take care. ...Read more

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How do male hormones change the body?

How do male hormones change the body?

Body change: Your question does not provide enough information to give you a reasonable answer. Can you please provide a bit more info! ...Read more

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What's the link between mood and male hormones?

Depression/ anxiety.: I have treated men with low testosterone who were depressed, anxious, had low sex drive & poor energy levels. When testosterone levels improved -so did their emotional symptoms. ...Read more

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Will taking male hormones make me more aggressive?

Will taking male hormones make me more aggressive?

Male hormones: I presume you are a female. Do not take male hormones unless to genuinely want to undergo identity change. I do not see identity change patients unless they are referred by a Psychologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for older women to start having male hormones ?

Is it normal for older women to start having male hormones ?

Hormones and Gender: All men and all women have the other gender's hormones to some degree. The predominant hormone present helps determine gender. But, do not be surprised to learn that the human condition includes some level of both estrogen and testosterone. Some disease and some genetic situations increase these hormone concentrations and can cause trouble. So, if there are problems please ask for help. ...Read more

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Will taking male hormones stop a woman's period?

Will taking male hormones stop a woman's period?

Testosterone: Can alter menstrual cycles. More importantly, why would a 35 year old woman want to take testosterone in the first place. It is rarely indicated and can have dangerous side effects. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a low level of low male hormones means low level of sperm counts?

Does a low level of low male hormones means low level of sperm counts?

Could be: The only way to know is to check the sperm count. Not everyone with low male hormones has a lw sperm count. ...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


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more