Puberty

What is Puberty?

Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilisation. It is initiated by hormonal signals from the brain to the gonads: the ovaries in a girl, the testes in a boy.

Questions and answers on "Puberty"

Hi there, i would like to know when male puberty ends, like is it the same for all guys or do some guys go through at different times? i am a little concerned about my body

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is different for all guys!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

There is no specific timeline for puberty. Others have it early while others have it later. On general it is expected that puberty would occur anytime between 13-20years. Unless it goes beyond...

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Hi, my daughter who is 14 years old, who till the age of 12 was growing normally and post her period started her growth in terms of height is stopped. what could be the reasons?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Depends on puberty

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.
Girls generally have a growth spurt at the time of puberty.
Usually the peak surge is between 10 to 14 years.
Some get this peak earlier if they attained puberty earlier.
The maximum height is usually...

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What are some of the ways early puberty can be a problem for children?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It can cause problems

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for your query.

Early puberty or precocus puberty can cause some problems in younger boys and girls such as:

1.Psychological problem
2.Physical problem(early underarm and pubic hair,early breast development)

But more important is...

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what does thymic remnant mean? it came up on my ct and no one explained what it meant

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
this is normal

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

This is normal at your age.

The thymus is an organ which would have been part of the immune system . It is a soft structure located in the chest behind the sternum.

It reaches its maximum size at some prior to...

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I took my 11 year old son to an endocrinologist because I was concerned about his penis size. It has not changed in size since he was a baby. The doctor is recommending testosterone injections 1 each month for 3 months. I am so conflicted and unsure what I should do. I have been trying to research this and it seems that all the doctors say you can not change your penis size. Yet this doctor told me it can help a little bit these injections. What is your expertise and can testosterone injections hurt my 11 year old son? Is testosterone injections done in a boy prior to puberty different then giving it to a post pubescent male? Please inform me- I am a concerned parent.
Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is useful if used for right indication.

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
It is not clear what was the indication for testsoterone injection. I presume it is for micropenis . Testosterone injection is prescribed in small dose ( usually 50 mg once a month for 3 months) to kick start...

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Hello. My son is struggling with what he thinks is delayed puberty, and thinks he's got a hormonal disorder. He's horribly embarrassed because he's not developed like others his age, and wants to take hormones. He's 16 (will be 17 in October), is 5'10.5", and weighs 135. His voice is low, but he doesn't shave yet. He wants me to do something, take him to a doctor, but I'm afraid of messing with nature. Could you please advise? Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Taking hormone is not recommended

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Some adolescent may have developmental delay in puberty. Taking hormone supplement is not recommended without thorough assessment by physician. It will definitely do more harm.
I...

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My daughter is 9 years 4 months old. Since last 6-7 months I noticed she has put on weight and her body structure is changing. She is complaining of frequent chest pain around lower ribs both left and right side. Specially while she is playing or jumping she will get this sudden pain in the same area. What are these symptoms ? Is it normal to get such pain during pre-puberty phase? Do we need to take her for the proper check up? Please guide us. Thank You

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possibly related to Puberty growth

Detailed Answer:
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Greetings of the day

Dear Ms XXXXXXX

9 to 11 years is age of pre-puberty. Lot many changes occur in a girl child. Putting on weight and change in body appearance is due to pubertal growth spurt. It is...

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Hello doctor my name is sagar and want to ask about my height my height is 174cm and want uncrease 180cm please please help me how to increse and to do any exrcise which really work please give best solution for this problem.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please see detailed answer

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the question and understand your concerns.

Please provide additional details like age, pubertal status, blood investigations done etc.

If you are before the age of puberty - usually 14-16 yrs...

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What are some of the ways early puberty can be a problem for children?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Precocious puberty.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Early (Precocious) puberty means puberty occurs before 8 yrs (girl) and 9 yrs (boy). It can lead to several problem like:

1) Rapid growth initially with early bony fusion (short height).

2) Psychological impact...

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My testicles have turned red and ache recently. I also have neck tension and cracking. I feel very different lately

doctor1 MD

Welcome to HCM

Probable infection – Epididymo orchitis?
At this age, neck problem likely from muscle spasm
Appropriate treatment demands accurate diagnosis
And diagnosis demands examination; probably investigation too; get examined
In the meantime, Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug like...

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Dear Doctor, I have so many blackheads and whiteheads on my nose and from this I have an extremely rough nose and it s feels spiky too. I always mix baking soda and water together to form a thick paste to I apply on my nose and I leave it until it gets really dry and strong then I wash it off normally with hot water and I use a scrub to finish off. Then it gets nice and smooth for the day then it will go back very rough again :/ only because it removes the whiteheads only but the blackheads are sill there it just make it smooth and clean. Despite the fact that my nose is very oily while the rest of my face is pretty normal/dry. And I have spent years trying to have a smooth nose and remove these black and whiteheads by using so many nose strips, but never worked :( I even tried natural home remedies _ never worked....what must I do Doctor? to remove this rough skin? I am so tired from it.. :( _

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Hey, my daughter has been getting hair down below and in her pitts. She has been growing breasts and this got her scared, she had a vaginal discharge. That scared her cause she did not know what was coming out of her..I told her, her body is just cleaning and getting ready for puberty Is she close to puberty doctor?

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My 91/2 year old was spotting blood yesterday and I dont know if its her period or kidney infection or something. She is on ADHD medication and I was told that it could cause her to go into early puberty. She has been breaking out and real irritable for the last few months.

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I am a 21 years old female. I had irregular periods since puberty. Three months ago I checked the doctor and I was prescribed cyclo progynova. Last week after my second package I got period on time but it was very light for 3 days. The first was light second was spotting and the third was normal. Why is that?? Is it normal?? It is the first time I have such period.

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