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Have short height. Is it true that excessive masturbation can increase testosterone level and close growth plates early?

As from age 15male i started doing excessive ejaculation and at 16 i went for a bone age and my growth plates had been fused.I have a short height and i am feeling guilty that it has been remained short because of my this bad habit i did in my growing year and i have became so depress by reading this comment of a doctor who said excessive ejaculation or masturbation can increase testosterone level high which would prematurely or early close the growth plates(long bone) restricting further height growth or restrict ultimate height.Plz explain me this scenario what this doctor has said is it true plz explain.God bless you.Very depressed sir help
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Masturbation is considered as a part of normal human sexual behaviour and is very common among young males in their teenage. It does not have any bad effects on health and does not lead to any medical problems.

Some people have many wrong ideas about masturbation - that it causes ill effects on health like nervous weakness, reduced energy, etc. or growth problems or sexual problems like impotence in the future. All this is not true and these are just myths and misconceptions.

Since you seem to be having severe anxiety and depressive ideas due to your worries, excessive guilt and even suicidal ideas, I would advise you to consult a psychiatrist for professional help.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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