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What is wrong with my 16yo if he has little body hair and is very short?
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Delay vs. Abnormal
Can be delay because you and or the father have family history of delay or can be some medical conditions that need evaluationmake sure that your child gets evaluated by a pediatric endocrinologist.

In brief: Delay vs. Abnormal
Can be delay because you and or the father have family history of delay or can be some medical conditions that need evaluationmake sure that your child gets evaluated by a pediatric endocrinologist.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Delay vs. Abnormal
The 16yo boy should be well into obvious pubertal changes.
Some kids can have a family pattern of delayed maturity, which growth records and a bone maturity study should help define. Thease kids may finish growing in their early 20's. However, lack of any change could be a significant hormonal problem & should be assessed by your physician.

In brief: Delay vs. Abnormal
The 16yo boy should be well into obvious pubertal changes.
Some kids can have a family pattern of delayed maturity, which growth records and a bone maturity study should help define. Thease kids may finish growing in their early 20's. However, lack of any change could be a significant hormonal problem & should be assessed by your physician.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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