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I am 17 and done with puberty, if I take testosterone, can I still increase the width of my shoulder bones?

I am 17 and done with puberty, if I take testosterone, can I still increase the width of my shoulder bones?

No: Once you're done growing, that's all she wrote for bone growth. However, muscle growth can continue with proper workouts and resistance training. ...Read more

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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 signals the body stop puberty ? Stopping bones from growing and penis growth to stop ? I took one shot of testosterone could that of stopped it?

What signals the body stop puberty ? Stopping bones from growing and penis growth to stop ? I took one shot of testosterone could that of stopped it?

Most men stop by 18: If you are 19 you are probably done with puberty and done growing. Testosterone shots (usually 4-6) are often given to boys with late puberty (after age 14) to trigger its onset but i don't think that one shot of testosterone would have stopped your growth. ...Read more

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I have constitutional delayed puberty.What can testosterone shots do to my bone structure?When will my testicles be able to produce enough naturally?

I have constitutional delayed puberty.What can testosterone shots do to my bone structure?When will my testicles be able to produce enough naturally?

18 is too old: A prepubertal 18 year-old is long past the diagnosis of constitutional delay. A pediatric endocrinologist really ought to evaluate such a patient. In younger boys with delayed puberty, the fda approves the use of long-acting testosterone injections to "jump start" the system. When done properly there is usually no loss in final height potential from treatment. ...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 dose of testosterone should be used to start the onset of puberty by ribcage expansion and shoulder widening in delayed puberty if testis is 15ml?

See your doctor: Please see your own doctor -- and/or an endocrinologist -- about your concerns. Trying to manipulate your own body with online or other testosterone could be dangerous to you. ...Read more

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Will testosterone replacement increase bone thickness a little bit on a man with low t at age 21?

Will testosterone replacement increase bone thickness a little bit on a man with low t at age 21?

Here are some ...: For a 21-y-o man, testosterone supplement should not be used for restore low male hormone related sexual dysfunction because its use will knock off sperm production in turn affecting fertility. So, seeking other options to boost testosterone is preferred. More? Ask the treating doc or other specialists - endocrinologist. ...Read more

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18y.Constitutional delyed puberty.What testosterone dose and for how much time should I take to start puberty.When will my 15ml testis produce its own?

18y.Constitutional delyed puberty.What testosterone dose and for how much time should I take to start puberty.When will my 15ml testis produce its own?

YOU decide!!!: I see that you are already under treatment. When you feel that you are ready emotionally, and you have reached the height with which you're satisfied, take the dose that your personal physician who knows you recommends. There is no hurry. There will be many new joys, stresses, and responsibilities. Cherish the experience when you are ready. ...Read more

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Could testosterone cause false bone marrow signals?

Perhaps: This has not been well documented, but a consequence of testosterone therapy is a physiologic erythrocytosis (often mistaken for polycythemia). This increase in Hgb & Hct can confuse the bone marrow into reducing it's reticulocyte count. The medical literature is unclear of this result or it's consequences. ...Read more

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Can taking testosterone boosters cause early puberty?

Can taking testosterone boosters cause early puberty?

Why?: There are no testosterone "boosters" except good health and nutrition and exercise. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. All those supplements are garbage worthless and potentially harmful. ...Read more

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If take a herb that stimulates testosterone and estrogen can it stunt bone growth ? Please help

If take a herb that stimulates testosterone and estrogen can it stunt bone growth ? Please help

There are: no such herbs. Don't get your medical information from friends, TV or internet scams. ...Read more

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If someone has seemingly completely gone through puberty but his voice hasn't deepend yet, can testosterone boosters help his voice deepen?

If someone has seemingly completely gone through puberty but his voice hasn't deepend yet, can testosterone boosters help his voice deepen?

Unusual use of testo: That will be an unusual use of Testosterone ...if it will work...dont really know. I dont if a lot of doctors will feel comfortable prescribing Testosterone for this purpose. ...Read more

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Do testosterone injections for micropenis work after puberty or only before ? Dr says I need to give my son before puberty and I'm hesitant.It is 4 cm

Do testosterone injections for micropenis work after puberty or only before ? Dr says I need to give my son before puberty and I'm hesitant.It is 4 cm

Hesitant: Yes, you are correct to be hesitant and I strongly recommend that you see another doctor about this. They may each give you the same answer, but I would not be surprised if that is not the case. Please keep me informed! ...Read more

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Can testosterone cream be use for people with delayed puberty?

Not advised: Something with more accurate dose measurement would be a patch or long acting testosterone injection. Creams and gels get on clothes and sheets so also expose others to the hormone. Inadequate hand washing following application may also expose others ...Read more

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Please tell me, could taking testosterone supplements increase bone density?

Please tell me, could taking testosterone supplements increase bone density?

Yes: Yes but it also can be dangerous if not being using for the correct medical condition, testosterone deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the proper procedure for testosterone cypionate injections for males with delayed puberty problems?

Varies: The injections can be given in various doses: 50-200 mg, various intervals: 1-4 weeks. The exact approach is driven by the clinical response monitored by exam and blood work. ...Read more

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If all growth plates in long bones are closed, can your spine still grow? Will testosterone lengthen the spine if it can grow?

If all growth plates in long bones are closed, can your spine still grow? Will testosterone lengthen the spine if it can grow?

Likely not: Your stated age of 19 would suggest that your growth in height is complete. There may be open growth plates yet but these do not contribute to height. ...Read more

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Can testosterone make your bones grow thick?

Can testosterone make your bones grow thick?

Yes, well stronger: Osteopenia & osteoporosis is loss of bone density leading to weakening of the bones. One of the main causes in men is loss of testosterone. Studies show that giving testosterone to a man who's level is low will help make his bones denser & stronger. ...Read more

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As a 16 year old man, would testosterone speed up my physical development during puberty?

No: Unless you have a deficiency, it shouldn't. And a true abscence would lead to non-formation of male genitalia. The presence of testosterone should be pretty clear with the deeper voice, facial hair, acne, sex drive. Let your body do it safely on its own. Low testosterone is typically diagnosed in older men, and people who previously used so many Anabolic steroids their body shut down production. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more