Simplifying Science Descipher Logo   
Menu
S T E M
S T E M

Disease or Condition — Hormonal, Nutritional, Metabolic, and Immune Disorders:
delayed puberty

Information displayed below is a subset of the entire knowledge base and may be incorrect, or incomplete intensionally or inadvertently. If you detect a serious error or want access to the complete knowledge base, please contact us.

Description

Delayed puberty is a condition in which a person experiences a delay in the physical changes associated with puberty. This includes the development of secondary sexual characteristics such as breast development in girls, and facial and pubic hair growth in boys. It can also include a delay in the onset of menstruation in girls and the growth of testicles and penis in boys. Delayed puberty can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic disorders, chronic illnesses, and certain medications. Treatment for delayed puberty depends on the underlying cause and may include hormone therapy, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

Detailed Disease and Condition Information (use the search buttons below to find details on these topics)
All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site:

S