When other children in your locality suddenly start experiencing puberty and your kid doesn't show any sign, it is quite natural to worry. Males grow tall and develop a deep voice. In females, monthly cycles start during the onset of puberty.
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In some kids, puberty starts at the right time whereas in some, it may get delayed a bit. Parents don't need to panic during that phase. In fact, it is better to offer support to your kid who may feel low when others around are growing tall fast.
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You can also take your kid to a pediatric endocrinologist but before that, it is better to know about some basic facts about delayed puberty.
The reason behind delayed puberty could also be genetic. If you had delayed puberty, your children might have higher chances.
Generally, puberty in males could start late though it is generally expected to start by 9th year and end by 15th year.
Obesity could be the reason behind delayed puberty. If you think your child is overweight, take the necessary measures to reduce the weight.
For teenage boys, delayed puberty could be treated by health care specialists. Generally, they use testosterone injections in rare cases if no other option is available.
Only when your child is around 15 and is not showing any signs of puberty, you must approach a doctor.