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I have been experiencing a late puberty, I am 19years old

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Hi, I have been experiencing a late puberty, I am 19years old now.
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Customer: 19 year old boy, no chest hair, beard, penis is not growing but I do have pubic hair.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

some people are less likely to grow chest hair, facial hair

pubic hair is a good sign.

you should see a doctor and get blood testing to check your testosterone levels and check your LH and FSH levels to see if your pituitary gland is working properly or not.

do you have a doctor you can see who can do some blood testing for you? to check on your puberty stage?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been visiting a doctor since i was 17, they gave me testosteron. However I don't feel like it is working.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

what is your testosterone level?

what dose of testosterone are they giving you? you might want to ask for a higher dose of testosterone.

how often are you getting testosterone injections?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They gave me 50% of a normal dose, of which I am not sure of the size.
I stopped taking these doses to measure whether my testosteron level is normal without any artificial help.
Last month I did a blood test and the result was positive: my testosteron level is at a normal level for someone who is 19.
However the only thing I noticed in the last two years is that I grow from 1,60meter to 1,71 meter and that I got pubic hair.
Penis never grew (as far as I can remember) with a flaccid size of 2,3inch and erection size of 4,7inch.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

that is good your testosterone levels are normal

you need to also ask your doctors to check your growth hormone levels

if you have pituitary gland dysfunction and your pituitary gland is not making enough TSH thyroid stimulating hormone levels, or not enough growth hormone and not enough ACTH cortisol adrenal hormone

these all need to be checked.

your pituitary gland makes all of these hormones

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