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What do I do if my child is 16 and has still not gone through puberty?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: Call Doc ASAP
No matter what, this is delayed and needs immediate assessment.
For either sex, for any reason, 16 is delayed for puberty to have not begun. Call your doc asap...

In brief: Call Doc ASAP
No matter what, this is delayed and needs immediate assessment.
For either sex, for any reason, 16 is delayed for puberty to have not begun. Call your doc asap...
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Schedule a checkup
By 16yrs both genders should have pubertal changes, some of which may not be obvious to parents due to the secretive nature of some adolescents.
On general exam your physician can look for signs of emerging pubertal change or begin the process of finding a reason for the delay. Some enter puberty later than their friends, but continue to grow taller thru the many years the full process may take.

In brief: Schedule a checkup
By 16yrs both genders should have pubertal changes, some of which may not be obvious to parents due to the secretive nature of some adolescents.
On general exam your physician can look for signs of emerging pubertal change or begin the process of finding a reason for the delay. Some enter puberty later than their friends, but continue to grow taller thru the many years the full process may take.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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