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Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Very Late Puberty (Overview)

Very late puberty is the appearance of sexual characteristics (pubic hair, breasts, etc.) much later than normal.


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Typical age for girl to hit puberty? What is the average age that girls begin puberty? How long does it last? What causes some girls to start extremely early and some to start extremely late?

Typical age for girl to hit puberty? What is the average age that girls begin puberty? How long does it last? What causes some girls to start extremely early and some to start extremely late?

8.5 -13 years: First sign of puberty is breast development. Normal age range is 8.5-13 years. Once puberty starts, it takes about 2.5-3.Years before having your first period. Early puberty in girls is common and is usually idiopathic and benign. There is a large list of causes of late puberty which would be too hard to talk about in this forum. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
88 doctors shared insights

Very Late Puberty (Overview)

Very late puberty is the appearance of sexual characteristics (pubic hair, breasts, etc.) much later than normal.


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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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What is the workup for late puberty in boys?

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

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In my late puberty i was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?

In my late puberty i was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?

Side effects: Yes, testosterone can cause excessive hair growth. I would advise you to see your pcp for additional recommendations regarding this issue. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there treatments of late puberty?

Yes: Yes, but very unusual to need them. Unless there is a serious hormonal deficiency, nature does take it's course.For those kids with hormonal deficiencies, replacement hormonal therapy managed by the approprite specialist is available. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dandruff (during puberty)?

How can I get rid of dandruff (during puberty)?

Dandruff: There are soecific shampoos available for dandruff. Anti-fungal shampoos are also available which can be used since the cause of dandruff is usually fungal in origin ...Read more

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How to naturally prevent excess breast growth during puberty for 12 year old girl who has just got her first periods 5 months back?Excess growth seen

How to naturally prevent excess breast growth during puberty for 12 year old girl who has just got her first periods 5 months back?Excess growth seen

Look at intake: Her breast size and growth could be genetic. If women in your family have large breasts, then she may be as well. I recommend looking at the types of foods she is eating and what is in them. Stay away from foods (especially meats) that have added hormones and steroids. Read the labels and try to limit fast foods (they are notorious for using meats with hormones). ...Read more

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Does a boys voice get deeper in late puberty?

Yes: It gets deeper in puberty---period. This is often referred to as "his voice is breaking from singing treble to singing bass". ...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