Does Puberty Affect Fertility?
I am a 20 year old girl. I am a dilemma with the shape of my body, the article I am dominant puberty like men “. my shoulders widen, grow hair on my legs and hands, I also have Adam’s apple even though my voice is not heavy, my breasts are also very small, my hips are also not widened, and I have clitoromegaly, and I menstruate at the age of 14 years, every menstruation I am very too much blood coming out. I’m afraid that in the future it will affect my future to get offspring. What should I do besides consult directly with the doctor? thank you
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Changes in body shape at puberty and also the menstrual cycle are greatly influenced by hormonal conditions in a person's body. In a teenage boy, the growth of secondary sexual features (widening of the shoulder, increased muscle mass, changes in voice, growth of facial and body hair, enlargement of the testicles and penis) are influenced by the hormone testosterone in the body. Meanwhile in a young woman, the growth of secondary sexual characteristics (breast enlargement, widening of the hip, addition of body fat, body hair growth) is influenced by the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
If you are currently experiencing a growth of secondary sexual characteristics that are incompatible with your gender, you do have to see yourself directly to the doctor. Examination should be done to the pediatrician since puberty lasts, but because now your age is past puberty, you can check yourself to the obstetrician. Your doctor will most likely do a hormonal examination for you, as well as an ultrasound to see the condition of your internal reproductive organs (your uterus and ovaries) to see whether there are certain abnormalities in your hormones and reproductive organs.
Meanwhile there is nothing you can do and you are also strongly discouraged from taking certain medicines without going through a doctor's examination first.
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