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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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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

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