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Old 08-05-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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Testosterone therapy for delayed puberty?

Hi,

I'm a 19 year old male who suffers from constitutional delay of growth
and delayed puberty. I began puberty only at 17 or so, and even now
I'm still delayed in it; Although I do have pubic hair, I have little
armpit hair, no chest hair, and no facial hair, as well as very little
hair on my arms and legs (genetically I should have these since every male
in my family does). As well, I look like im 16...People sometimes even guess lower than that

I keep reading that testosterone is usually given to males at around
the age of 14 who show no signs of puberty to begin the process of
puberty itself. However, if I took it at this age and at this stage of
puberty, would it have any effect on me? Would it help me finish puberty
quicker, or even catch me up to where I should be?

Thanks,
Ben

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Old 08-06-2005, 06:45 PM   #2
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Re: Testosterone therapy for delayed puberty?

hmmm....how tall are you? how tall are your parents?..I'd give it a wait because we all know how puberty can hit..I grew 4 inches in one SUMMER.

 
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:11 PM   #3
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Re: Testosterone therapy for delayed puberty?

Yea, that's why I want the testosterone, so I can also grow that much in one summer!

 
Old 08-08-2005, 07:36 PM   #4
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Re: Testosterone therapy for delayed puberty?

Get an appointment with an endocronoligst that specializes in hormones. He can tets your blood for male & female hormones to see what is the imbalance. He then can recommend either more testosterone, HCG to help the testicles get started, or a tablet to lower the estrogen.

A pituitary gland problem can cause the imbalance or it could be genetic. A few blood tests can get you on the right track. Always get a copy of all your tests for your personal medical records.

 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:17 AM   #5
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Re: testosterone....facial hair?

hmmmm, I'm guessing that someone who's 25-26 wouldn't be able to get more testosterone, being way over the puberty stage already? Well, I think I hit puberty when I was supposed to and all, even though I would've liked to grow a bit more. I'm about 5'11'' and weigh about 185-190, so I'm not complaining too much, but the facial hair sucks. It grows back fast, but grows in so crappy looking, that I dont even wanna let it grow, I keep shaving it, because when I let it grow in, it's a little patchy and just looks terrible, and it doesn't seem to wanna grow past a certian length(which isn't much), at least for now! So I don't know if there's anything that can help with this problem or not.
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