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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes delayed puberty in case of nephrotic syndrome?

Doctor, my son was nephrotic syndrome patient from the age of 6 to 17 years. since almost two years there is no relapse for him. now he is going to be 19 in Feb. his puberty is delayed. he has not matured as a man fully yet (our genes also to be blamed i believe since my brothers also got mustache after 18 years only i heard). since he has consumed steroids periodically all these years, what suggestions you have for him? he should meet a endocrinologist? for his kidney infection what precautions we should take so that he will not get any relapse in future. now he is on a normal diet but very strict about his diet (less oi, very rare outside food, no junk food etc.)
Wed, 31 Jan 2018
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welcome to hcm ..please see that as per rule chronic conditions as nephrotic conditions cause delayed onset of puberty
you should see an endocrinologist
he will order the required harmonal profile
and he is better qualified to advise you according to this
with regards dr varinder joshi
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