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Why Do Males Get Horniest In Their Teens
Hormones: As the pituitary and adrenal glands mature in the pre-teen and teen years, testosterone is produced by the testicles and many changes occur. Facial hair grows, the voice deepens, the penis elongates, the testicles grow and muscles get bigger. Testosterone causes the sex drive and sexual desire and stimulation. It is probably never higher than in the teen years. ...Read more
I know most males stop growing taller in teens or possibly early 20s but is it possible to gain another inch sometime between ages 23-26 or so?
No: Unfortunately, done getting taller after bone ends are closed in late teens, good luck ...Read more
I get angry a lot mostly by meanless things and i become annoyed even by myself, is normal in teens if not what kind of medical control should I make?
Yes,butF/U is recom: Teens can access emergency contraception over the counter as Plan B in some states and at some planned parenthood clinics. Follow up with a provider is always recommended and encouraged to make sure the medication was effective and that you are still not pregnant. Taking this medication unsupervised is not always a safe alternative. Please see a provider! ...Read more
See below:: Headaches in children/teens are common and are usually not serious. Like adults, they can develop different types of headaches, including migraines or stress-related (tension) headaches. They can also have chronic daily headaches. In some cases, headaches in chidren/teens are caused by an infection, high levels of stress or anxiety, or minor head trauma. ...Read more
Not really: Celiac disease, while being diagnosed much more, is still a relatively uncommon disorder in kids and teens. That being said, there are more and more kids with chronic abdominal complaints being diagnosed as doctors become more aware of the condition. It tends to be more common in kids with other immune conditions such as type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid problems, etc. Talk to peds GI for info! ...Read more
Can you have more than one growth spurt in your teens? One that could get you from 6' to 6'5 or 6'6?
Don't bet on it: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 19 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your hand can be assessed for bone maturity.If 19, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches.There are no magic solutions if your growth centers are closed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely rare: The scientific literature describes only case reports (individual cases) of esophagus cancer in teenage years, so it is possible but extremely unlikely. Factors which might increase risk include family history, certain nutritional deficiencies not likely to occur in the us or toxic exposures (lye, n-nitrosamines, etc). ...Read more
Several types...: Cancer is not common in teenagers, but when young people are diagnosed with malignancies there are some types that are seen more commonly than others. These include: leukemias / lymphomas (certain blood cancers), brain tumors, germ cell tumors, and some sarcomas. Hope that is information is helpful. ...Read more
A mix: Hodgkin's and testicular carcinoma top the list, with some of the less-common ovarian cancers and brain tumors next. Malignant melanoma, osteosarcomas, ewing's sarcoma, thyroid cancers (mostly low-grade), soft tissue sarcoma, acute leukemias (lymphoblastic and some myelogenous) and non-hodgkin's lymphoma are also relatively common among teens. ...Read more
Limited options: If your mandible is small, it is an anatomical condition. The mandible is usually positioned back so you may have a receded chin also. If the discrepancy is small sometimes braces can compensate. Some with this condition will jut their mandible forward to look more normal but this can lead to TMJ problems. Best to consult with oral & maxillofacial surgeon and/or an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great potential : Gardasil is a safe, low risk vaccination that has great potential benefit in the primary prevention of hpv, which is a cancer-causing virus. It also protects against genital warts. It is especially effective in adolescents. No major side effects have been reported. You should make every effort to get vaccinated and educate others about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer