Thanks for your question. Many people have questions about how their body changes during puberty. For people born with male genitals (a penis and testicles) most people start going through … read more
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I’m 13, and my legs have been hurting a lot. They seem to hurt more at night. The pain has even woken me up, it’s been so bad. My mom calls it “growing pains.” Is this a real thing? Is there anything I can do to help it not hurt? Mom rubs them, which helps some.
Thanks for your question. Growing pains can be normal in kids and adolescents. The pain usually affects both legs and occurs in the evening or nighttime. Some people can even … read more
I’m 18 and I still don’t have any chest hair. I have body hair grow everywhere else except on my chest. Why? And should I be concerned?
Thanks for your question. Body hair, in sex-assigned at birth males, is mostly affected by genetics and androgens (which are hormones such as testosterone). If you have body hair in … read more
I just turned 17 a month ago, I have shown all signs of puberty except penis growth and facial hair, should I see an endocrinologist. I am very worried that I will be stuck like this. It is very depressing.
Thanks for your question. During puberty those who are sex-assigned at birth males will notice their testicles (or testes) becoming bigger, pubic hair development, and penile growth (length and width). … read more
My penis hasn’t grown, I have little pubic hair, no facial hair, I am very short, and my voice hasn’t broken… why haven’t I gone though puberty correctly?
Thanks for your question and congrats on wanting to make sure you’re healthy. Lots of different things can influence puberty, including genetics and nutrition. While everyone can go through puberty … read more
I am a 13 year old male, and one of my nipples is maturing while the other one is staying the same. Should I be concerned or will it take time?
Thanks for your question. During puberty, your body changes in lots of different ways. Sometimes this can mean that one nipple can grow faster than the other. They should become … read more
I’m 13 and I’ve grown a couple inches of back hair. Should I be concerned?
Thank you for your question. It is common for young men to develop back hair during puberty. During puberty your levels of certain hormones (including testosterone) increases. This leads to … read more
I have had wet dreams for the last three nights. Is this normal?
It is completely normal to have wet dreams every day. Other guys have them a couple of times a week or just once in a while or not at all. … read more
I’m 15 and have shown all signs of puberty like body hair and a deepened voice. But my penis still hasn’t grown, or at least it doesn’t look like it has. Is there still hope or should I seek medical help?
It is difficult to know exactly when your penis will stop growing. During puberty, a young man’s testicles begin to grow larger, followed by the penis. On average the penis … read more
I am 16 years old. I have Idiopathic Short Stature and I’m a late bloomer. I have started to see some changes; testicle growth, pubic hair and voice cracks, yet my penis has seen little growth. When will it start to grow?
Thank you for your question! It’s a very common one we hear, and it’s very normal to be curious about this topic. First, for those who may not know, “Idiopathic … read more