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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

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 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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Can a girl have a very late puberty at age 20?

Can a girl have a very late puberty at age 20?

Not normal: Puberty generally ranges from 9-14 years old. If it is delayed beyond that, there is an hormonal problem that must be evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Very late puberty so would growth hormones help?

Very late puberty so would growth hormones help?

Gh: Not really related unless you are short. You may have adult gh deficiency. Too late to get any height. But it could positively affect your metabolism. ...Read more

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Very late puberty. Getting worried. So would growth hormones help?

Very late puberty. Getting worried. So would growth hormones help?

Puberty: Late puberty is likely due to benign delayed growth. In rare cases it can be due to pituitary problems or thyroid disorder. Systemic disease can also cause delay. ...Read more

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At 12 I was avg. Wgt (45kg). Over next few years I got very skinny, still had fat tho, just no muscle development. Had very very late puberty?? 18 now

At 12 I was avg. Wgt (45kg). Over next few years I got very skinny, still had fat tho, just no muscle development. Had very very late puberty?? 18 now

Late puberty: You should see a primary doctor as soon as possible!

(Spent 27 years in Sydney before coming to USA. Visited QLD only once and had a good time. Now I am 72 and still working hard and enjoying life.) ...Read more

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I am experiencing small testes. The following also describe me: Very late puberty and Abnormally small penis. What should I do?

I am experiencing small testes. The following also describe me: Very late puberty and Abnormally small penis. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: One's regular pediatrician, a pediatric endocrinologist, or an adolescent medicine doctor all have experience with the normal development of boys to men. One concern is whether or not there is low sex hormones. Sometimes, a smaller penis is normal or may run in the family. Chromosomal analysis is sometimes done to see if there is a genetic cause. A pediatric urologist can also help. ...Read more

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Any treatment for precocious puberty?

Any treatment for precocious puberty?

Yes: A child with precocious puberty needs to see a pediatric endocrinologist. Treatment is contingent upon the nature of the precocity. Knowing which gland started it guides which treatment, if one is necessary, to pursue. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for precocious puberty?

Is there a treatment for precocious puberty?

Yes: There are two broad classifications for types of precocious puberty, and there are multiple causes within each category. There's not room to even list all possibilities, but 'yes' there are treatments for many causes of precocious puberty. Some do not require treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for delayed puberty?

What is the treatment for delayed puberty?

Rx delayed puberty: If a girl hasn't started breast development by 12-13 yo, a full endocrine work up is necessary first. Generally, estrogen would be started if necessary to induce puberty. Boys after age 14 yo may be eligible for testosterone induction of puberty following a full endocrine evaluation for a boy who is still prepubertal by age 14. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for precocious puberty in kids?

Is there any treatment for precocious puberty in kids?

Yes: Depending on the cause of early puberty, treatment is available. Treatment is normally provided by pediatric endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any treatment for precocious puberty?

Please let me know if there is any treatment for precocious puberty?

Yes: Yes they are, but a proper diagnosis is needed prior to starting them. I would recommend you look for a pediatric endocrinologist or reproductive endocrinologist in your area. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical treatment for normal vaginal discharge since puberty?

Is there a surgical treatment for normal vaginal discharge since puberty?

WHY?: If your discharge is "normal" why would you want to undergo surgery? (which by the way doesn't exist for this "disorder") check with your gyn. ...Read more

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My 11.9 yo son is in stage 4 of puberty. He's 5'0" (has had 2 yrs of 4" growth), bone age 13.5-14. We are concerned about height. Treatment options?

My 11.9 yo son is in stage 4 of puberty. He's 5'0" (has had 2 yrs of 4" growth), bone age 13.5-14. We are concerned about height. Treatment options?

I would recommend: You speak to your son's pediatrician who knows him and his medical history better than we do here. Additionally, you can consider seeing an endocrinologist, who can also better advise you and recommend further evaluation and possible treatment, if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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If your daughter has precocious puberty, should you take her to the doctor to get treatment?

Take her to her: Pediatrician first. If your daughter had her first period or breast growth before age 8, (s)he will refer her to a pediatric endocrinologist who will evaluate her for an underlying medical cause & advise treatment based on the results of the evaluation. See http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/precocious-puberty/basics/risk-factors/con-20029745. It is important for her health & safety. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 y.o. male. I am 6'2". I haven't undergone puberty. My penis has not grown at all. I also have very minimal pubic hair. Is there a treatment?

I'm a 23 y.o. male. I am 6'2". I haven't undergone puberty. My penis has not grown at all. I also have very minimal pubic hair. Is there a treatment?

Need full eval: Any male who has not started to go through puberty by age 15 should have a full evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist. Your local doc can call ahead to see if a pedi or adult endo would be best for your case. Hormonal and genetic studies are needed and your local doc might be able to get some started before your consultation. Treatment would depend on what is found. ...Read more

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My sister (17y) is experiencing Acne since puberty. Various doctors gave acne treatment creams. No difference so far. What's the best treatment and remedy you advice? What about Laser Acne Treatments? So far there's no significant improvement.

My sister (17y) is experiencing Acne since puberty. Various doctors gave acne treatment creams. No difference so far. What's the best treatment and remedy you advice? What about Laser Acne Treatments? So far there's no significant improvement.

Lots of options: After working with one's primary care doctor and a dermatologist, a patient will have gone through several types of medications and can fine a combination of drugs that work for her. Options include gels or creams such as: benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, erythromycin, retinoids, dapsone, etc...; and oral drugs such as: erythromycin, tetracycline, retinoids, combination hormones (OCPs), etc... ...Read more

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I'm 19 yo going on 100ml/week testosterone cypionate for delayed puberty. Treatment end has not set but how long could I expect to be fully developed?

See comment: It is hard to make a comment. Delayed puberty is somewhat vague term. Is your organ underdeveloped, your hormone panel below normal?
Any problem with sexuality?
I like to see more data ; information to make a comment or suggestion
incidently, after the treatment, do you feel better, or improved? ...Read more

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I'm26y, no erection (impotence) since puberty. I made (C-DDPU) result poor blood perfusion no venous leakage cavernosal artery normal. Why & treatment?

I'm26y, no erection (impotence) since puberty. I made (C-DDPU) result poor blood perfusion no venous leakage cavernosal artery normal. Why & treatment?

Impotence: Have your doctor order the labs related to low T. Then have your doctor refer you to a urologist who will examine you, review the labs, and then proceed to your best treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if a girl has completed pubertal development? I have PCOS and undeveloped breasts at age 19 (almost 20). Is there any treatment?

How do you know if a girl has completed pubertal development? I have PCOS and undeveloped breasts at age 19 (almost 20). Is there any treatment?

See endocrinologist: When a girl has developed axillary and pubic hair, had spurt of growth, full breast development and started menstruation that shows she completed puberty development. Your diagnosis of PCOS and undeveloped breast at 19 years of age shows there is harnone deficiency. You should consult GYN and endocrinologist doctors for investigation and treatment ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Very Late Puberty (Definition)

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