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Leukemia and sex organs

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this is embarrassing to discus with my parents they know but I'm worried because of my sexual organs are not developing like my younger brother , is it to late to do something? I know i had leukemia when i was 3 1/2 yrs i do not remember anything
my parents have not many means i live in Mexico. what should i ask my parents to do and how can i help my self

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replied July 9th, 2009
Leukemia Answer A6913
Unfortunately, there is a lot of individual variability in the development of the male sexual organs, even between members of the same family.

If, at the age of 16, you have already developed pubic hair, and hair in your armpits, then you probably have normal testicular function (if you have not developed these "secondary sex characteristics," then you may need to see an Endocrinologist to be tested for hypogonadism (decreased sex hormone secretion by the testicles)).

Also, at the age of 16, your body is still actively developing, and, therefore, the current state of your genital development may still "progress" over the next few years.

If you can find a male pediatrician who specializes in the care of teenagers, this might be a good place to begin.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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