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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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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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Are there treatments of late puberty?

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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I have hypogonadism and was wondering what hormone replacement therapy would do to a 17 year old male, entering late stages of puberty (started late)?

I have hypogonadism and was wondering what hormone replacement therapy would do to a 17 year old male, entering late stages of puberty (started late)?

Pediatric endocrine: Hopefully you are under the care of a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in exactly the kind of issue you are having. Based upon the hormones that your body is already producing, an endocrinologist can determine exactly where your hypogonadism is coming from, and tailor hormonal treatment to correct it. Early therapy can create normal hormone levels and resume normal sexual development. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Very Late Puberty (Definition)

Very late puberty is the appearance of sexual characteristics (pubic hair, breasts, etc.) ...Read more