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Dr. Zeda Amaya Dr. Amaya
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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What age do boys go through puberty?

What age do boys go through puberty?

Oh so soon!: Puberty consists of a cascade of events that occur over several years. Boys typically begin around 12 but starting as early as 9 and as late as 14 may be normal. Early clues include under arm odor and increase in size of the genitalia. Subsequent signs include growth spurts, voice changes, hair development, muscle growth, acne, and mood changes. For many, the changes start in the blink of an eye! ...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


Dr. Cindy Juster Dr. Juster
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What is the average age for boys to go through puberty?

What is the average age for boys to go through puberty?

See below.: The start of puberty in boys can range from 10 1/2 to 15 years old (average is about 13 years) and pubertal development may not be complete until the late teens. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Archer Dr. Archer
Pediatrics
15 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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At what age does the average person go through puberty?

At what age does the average person go through puberty?

9-16: Depends if you talking about boys or girls. Girls may start as early as 9 and as late as 16. Boys usually 11-18. Puberty has many different stages in terms of physical, intellectual and emotional development during these years. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What is the most common age for a woman to go through puberty?

What is the most common age for a woman to go through puberty?

Onset of puberty in : girls now ranges from ages 8-13 & takes 1 ½- 6 years to complete. In the U.S., the average age of menarche, the 1st period, is 12.6 years in Caucasians, 12.1 years in African-Americans & 12.2 months in Latinas. Thelarche, development of breast buds is < age 10 in 50% & < age 8 in 14% in Caucasians & just < age 9 & a large %age < age 8 in African-Americans. Romeo & Juliet were ~ 12 years old. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Could men go through a "second puberty" and blossom until a later age?

No: puberty is usually age 9-14 for boys. if delayed it might end a fewyears later. no known second puberty ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid Dr. Sajid
Psychiatry
25 years in practice
University of Health Sciences Lahore, Allama Iqbal Medical College
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Do boys lose there voice while going through puberty?

Voice gets manly: The boys do lose their boyish, high frequency voice, but it changes to a more manly , low frequency deeper voice. It changes to an adult male like voice. These changes are due the hormonal changes, they go through during puberty. They develop secondary sexual characteristics. These changes are mainly due to increase in the levels of the hormone, testosterone. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. K Bigelow Dr. Bigelow
Dentistry
32 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
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Is it normal to get toothaches in boys who are going through puberty?

No: There is no evidence that puberty causes tooth aches. Have a dentist check his teeth for decay, or any remaining baby teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Lowest normal age of puberty in boys?

Lowest normal age of puberty in boys?

Puberty: Earliest "normal" is 9 yrs. Most don't have any signs before10.5. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What age is average for puberty is teenage boys?

What age is average for puberty is teenage boys?

Range: male puberty: Boys can start any time after age 9 years old through about 13-14 years-old. On average, male puberty starts around age 11-12. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Grindstaff Dr. Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine
34 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Can I still grow 2 more inches at age 16? I went through puberty already but I am still small.

Still growing: you can keep growing as long as the growth plates in your bones have not closed. The only way to determine that is to get X-rays. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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At what age is normal to be going through girl puberty?

8-12: Most girls will start to develop breast tissue somewhere between age 8 and 12 years-old. Anything earlier is precocious and later may be considered delayed. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it normal for boys going through puberty to have weight gain?

Is it normal for boys going through puberty to have weight gain?

Yes: The hormones of puberty will usually speed up linear growth and make available hormones that support more muscular development. They need more sleep, eat more, and gain weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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My brother is 15 and is going through puberty.He has puffy nipples from quite sometime? Is there a cure? Does it go by age?

My brother is 15 and is going through puberty.He has puffy nipples from quite sometime? Is there a cure? Does it go by age?

Gynecomastia, benign: enlargement of breast tissue, occurs in up to 70 % of males during puberty. It is caused by a normal, transient relative imbalance between female & male hormones. It usually resolves by 18 when adult ratios are achieved. He does need to see his pediatrician for an exam to determine if there's any need for lab tests. His doctor can educate & reassure him that it should be gone by 18. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Harkins Dr. Harkins
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
27 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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At what age do boys start puberty my son is all most 13 no changes in his body but a big change with his mind what are the symptoms I should wait for?

Late bloomer: Puberty for boys usually begins between age 11-14. Axillary and pubic hair are early signs of puberty along with testicular and penal growth.His behavior may be influenced by his peers. ...Read more