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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
Question: 9 yr old son w/non-growing penis
|A060201 - Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:18 pm||
I am concerned that my 9 year old son's penis doesn't seem to have grown at all since he was an infant. I'm his mother & embarrassed to ask but I'm concerned b/c this will affect him when he gets older. My son was 10lb 10oz at birth & extremely heavy for his age (113 lbs). Should I be concerned? Is there anything that can be done?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:32 pm||
Penile growth primarily occurs during puberty. Before this there is only slight growth. The beginning stages of puberty in boys is growth of the testis. Puberty begins in boys generally between 9 and 14 years old.
Your son's pediatrician can evaluate for any problems with development. If there are testosterone deficiencies or other problems that are suspected a pediatric endocrinologist will be helpful.
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