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14 years old male has not yet attained puberty. Is it normal ?

MY 14 YEAR OLD SON HAS NOT ATTAINED PUBERTY YET SHOULD I BE CONCERNED? HE HAS BROUGHT IT TO MY ATTENTION BECAUSE HE HAS NOTICED MOST OF HIS FRIENDS HAVE.
Asked On : Mon, 3 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello.Welcome.Just relax.All the people don't attain same milestones at same time.Also if your son has shown normal growth till now,he should show in future also.Good luck.
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Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
hi,
welcome to hcm
thanks for the query
In males, pubertal onset is started when testicular enlargement to a diameter of 2.5 cm or a volume of 4ml or greater or if testicular enlargement does not occur by 14 years of age, there is lack of pubic hair by age 15 years.
so the diagnosis is made by a thorough history and physical examination
its better to consult your doctor for these details.
take care

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