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What is the workup for late puberty in boys?
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Late puberty
Overall check of health -- lab tests including blood chemistry, cbc, sed rate, thyroid, celiac screen, urine, growth hormone screen, prolactin level, , pubertal hormones, possibly chromosome study.
X-ray of hand called bone age radiograph. The main question is whether the boy. Is just a "late developer" or has a more serious health issue. See a pediatric endocrinologist.

In brief: Late puberty
Overall check of health -- lab tests including blood chemistry, cbc, sed rate, thyroid, celiac screen, urine, growth hormone screen, prolactin level, , pubertal hormones, possibly chromosome study.
X-ray of hand called bone age radiograph. The main question is whether the boy. Is just a "late developer" or has a more serious health issue. See a pediatric endocrinologist.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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