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What do I do if my child is 16 and has still not gone through puberty?

What do I do if my child is 16 and has still not gone through puberty?

Call Doc ASAP: No matter what, this is delayed and needs immediate assessment. For either sex, for any reason, 16 is delayed for puberty to have not begun. Call your doc asap... ...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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I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors for years now can I still grow in height and my penis I can get my hormones sortedI never had the growth spurts everyon

I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors for years now can I still grow in height and my penis I can get my hormones sortedI never had the growth spurts everyon

No help without : Seeing your doctor, you need to be evaluated right, after physical exam, blood tests and x-rays would tell how your bone age is and whether you need some hormonal treatment to achieve puberty and adolescence, your doctor would refer you to a specialist, mainly an endocrinologist. Don't delay any further, goodluck, ...Read more

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Where a person fails to go through puberty and appears as a child throughout adulthood?

Where a person fails to go through puberty and appears as a child throughout adulthood?

Hormonal failure: Failing to go through puberty implies a failure of action of the sex hormones. This can result from a problem with the hypothalmus or pituitary gland in the brain, absence or failure of the ovaries or testicles or failure of the body to respond to appropriate levels of sexual hormones. Proper diagnosis of the cause allows us to provide the appropriate treatment course to bring sexual maturation. ...Read more

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Does being overweight affect the height of a child during growing through puberty?

Does being overweight affect the height of a child during growing through puberty?

Final Height- No: Unless you are malnourished , or have a chronic disease or syndrome, your final height is genetically dtermined, regardless of obesity. ...Read more

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I am 17 male. My puberty started at 15 and i still look like a small child. How can i speed up puberty process?

I am 17 male. My puberty started at 15 and i still look like a small child. How can i speed up puberty process?

Nothing can rush it: You can not rush puberty. If your father went through puberty late you probably will too. At this stage I would at least see your pediatrician to determine if your growth is ok. They may order blood tests, a wrist xray, or make a referral depending on how your previous growth was. ...Read more

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I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors ?

I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors ?

Courage: Doctors see all sorts of things and when you go to the doc he/she will diagnose what is going on. You MAY have an hormonal imbalance that can be dealt with more easily than you think. Please do see your doctor. It will give you peace of mind and help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I still grow 2 more inches at age 16? I went through puberty already but I am still small.

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

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I am 18 but look more like 14. I started puberty when i was 16 and it still isnt completely through. Why do i look so young? Is anything wrong with me

More info: Did puberty arrest, or is it still going on? Are periods regular, did they start and then stop, or did they never start? Any family history of late puberty? You might want to see a gynecologist or endocrinologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I lose weight or am I still going through puberty?

Impossible to say: You have provided no useful information upon which to base the answer.When using the site, submit basic information like height, weight, ailments if any, etc. Then ask a question. The public site is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked and site docs do not have access to your profile,other than age and gender. ...Read more

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