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No erection, good testicular growth, harmonal level normal, 4 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My 4 year old son does not have erections. He is a big boy for his age at 80 pounds. Worried about hormone levels and normal developement. Has been checked and testes seem normal however he has a fat pad above his penis. He is active and full of energy but we feel he is heavy for the amount and type of food he eats. Any suggestions?
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Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here. give me a couple of mins to read your query
Doctor :   does your son have any other problems?
User :   None
Doctor :   no erections does not mean any hormonal imbalance before 8 yrs of age, so you need not worry about the hormones
User :   Tks
Doctor :   if the testicular growth is good , the hormonal levels will be expected to be normal.
Doctor :   it is too early to expect erection problems in a 4 yr old, give it time.
User :   Had him checked by a urologist thats a friend and he said they seem mormal
Doctor :   ok, that must be fine
Doctor :   let him grow , and wait for the changes
Doctor :   once he is 8 you can check his hormone levels if needed
User :   Just concerned as we are in the Health and Fitness Ind and watch his food intake worried about weight
Doctor :   any family history of similar problems
User :   He is adopted and we did not meet the father but his mother was tall and she said his father was over 6 ft
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is fine , nothing to worry, as you have already got him examined, he must be growing normally .
User :   May just be a big fellow!
Doctor :   yes, as long as he is doing fine , no worries.
User :   Tks for your time.
Doctor :   pleasure here.
Doctor :   i hope i answered all your questions
Doctor :   are there any more questions?
User :   Feeling much better will calm down his mother!!!!!
Doctor :   yes, do not worry.
User :   Will check back later if needed
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   sure, you can chat with us 24/7
Doctor :   Bye for now
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