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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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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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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

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