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Delayed Growth

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  • Posted By: Gerbal
  • January 12, 2008
  • 07:17 AM

I am nearing the half way point of my Senior year in high school and am currently 17. My problem is I look like I am 2-3 years younger than I really am. Although I am almost 6 feet tall my muscles still have not hit puberty stages. I took a good look in the mirror and am abnormally skinny. On top of that I have a really fast metabolism and seems that I cannot gain weight no matter what. As one can imagine the emotional stress this must cause for a pre-college student, it really is unbearable. I went to the beach this past summer and did not swim because the thought of being made fun of. My face still looks like that of a 13 year old yet have a really deep voice. This all seems so strange whats going on, is there something medically wrong with me? I am almost certain it has something to do with my thyroid gland. What do you guys think? I don't think this is something I can bring to attention to my pediatric since my parent is present and don't feel comfortable talking about it with them unless its something more serious.

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  • I am nearing the half way point of my Senior year in high school and am currently 17. My problem is I look like I am 2-3 years younger than I really am. Although I am almost 6 feet tall my muscles still have not hit puberty stages. I took a good look in the mirror and am abnormally skinny. On top of that I have a really fast metabolism and seems that I cannot gain weight no matter what. As one can imagine the emotional stress this must cause for a pre-college student, it really is unbearable. I went to the beach this past summer and did not swim because the thought of being made fun of. My face still looks like that of a 13 year old yet have a really deep voice. This all seems so strange whats going on, is there something medically wrong with me? I am almost certain it has something to do with my thyroid gland. What do you guys think? I don't think this is something I can bring to attention to my pediatric since my parent is present and don't feel comfortable talking about it with them unless its something more serious. Gerbal, I had a similar problem, I was 21 but my whole body looked like 14 years old. Short and sweat, they diaganosed my paturitry gland was not producing enough growth hormone resulting in delayed purberty. Why this happened I don't know. A course of Human Growth Hormone injections got things moving within a year. But I did not have a deep vioce. But everything else you state sounds similar.
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  • I am nearing the half way point of my Senior year in high school and am currently 17. My problem is I look like I am 2-3 years younger than I really am. Although I am almost 6 feet tall my muscles still have not hit puberty stages. I took a good look in the mirror and am abnormally skinny. On top of that I have a really fast metabolism and seems that I cannot gain weight no matter what. As one can imagine the emotional stress this must cause for a pre-college student, it really is unbearable. I went to the beach this past summer and did not swim because the thought of being made fun of. My face still looks like that of a 13 year old yet have a really deep voice. This all seems so strange whats going on, is there something medically wrong with me? I am almost certain it has something to do with my thyroid gland. What do you guys think? I don't think this is something I can bring to attention to my pediatric since my parent is present and don't feel comfortable talking about it with them unless its something more serious.Dear delayed Growth:Have you had your pituitary checked? That is where the growth hormone and all of that comes from.There are tumors (virtually all of them noncancerous) that can grow on the pituitary that can affect just the thing that you are talking about.Good Luck!Carole
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