The right hormone treatment will cause puberty to start and may restore fertility. If the condition begins after puberty or in adulthood, symptoms will often improve with treatment.
Early menopause (in females)
Low bone density
Low self-esteem due to late start of puberty (emotional support may be helpful)
Sexual problems such as low libido
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if:
Your child does not start puberty
You are a woman and your menstrual cycles are irregular
You have lost armpit or pubic hair
You are a man and you have lost muscle mass
Styne DM, Grumbach MM. Puberty: Ontogeny, neuroendocrinology, physiology, and disorders. In: Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 25.
Shehzad Topiwala, MD, Chief Consultant Endocrinologist, Premier Medical Associates, The Villages, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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