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Slow male development

Hi out there. I need some advice. My son is 12 and his penis size has not changed since he was an infant. I have asked my Ped. if this is normal at 3, 5, 7 &9 and each time he tells me not to worry about it. At 12 I've had enough and need some answers. My son is just now starting to get nervous about it and I don't know what to tell him. Was anyone else in this situation and did it work itself out as your son went through puberty?

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Asked by FrumMoma at 12:37 AM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Kids' Health

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    In certain children, puberty either begins very early or very late. This is considered to be within the normal range for boys. However, boys should be evaluated by their doctor if they begin puberty before age 9 or if there are no pubertal changes by age 14."



    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:43 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • That seems like a good answer that sleepingbeautee gave you. Good luck, I hope you get the answers you are looking for.

    Answer by Peajewel at 9:15 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • everyone develops differently. I wouldn't worry until he was 14 or 15

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:42 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I'd give it a year or two more myself....when puberty hits, YOU will know it, HE will know it and, if things don't start progressing, that's when I'd check with a doc.

    Good luck, mama!

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 4:30 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Have you taken him to a different doc to get a second opinion?

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 9:36 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • id get a second opinion

    Answer by tonyalynn at 9:32 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Get a 2nd opinion

    Answer by sstepph at 9:05 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

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