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Very late puberty. Getting worried. So would growth hormones help?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Puberty

Whether a boy as late as 14 or a girl as late as 16, a consultation with an endocrinologist is very important to determine why puberty is late in onset.
If growth hormone deficiency is established, growth hormone will definitely help. However, if there is something wrong with the testes or ovaries, treatment will be different.

In brief: Puberty

Whether a boy as late as 14 or a girl as late as 16, a consultation with an endocrinologist is very important to determine why puberty is late in onset.
If growth hormone deficiency is established, growth hormone will definitely help. However, if there is something wrong with the testes or ovaries, treatment will be different.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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