Secondary sexual characters are features that appear after puberty in both males and females. These occur due to hormonal changes in the body. In males, there is a development of wide shoulders, narrow hips, heavy muscle mass, enlargement of the voice box, maturation of testis, hair growth in the chest, and enlargement of adam's apple. There is a development of rounded hips, breast development, matured ovaries, initiation of ovulation, and menstruation in females. Secondary sexual characters are formed due to the production of testosterone in males and estrogen production in females.
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Query: Hello doctor, My age is 25 years. My height is 5'10" and I weight 78 kg. I am suffering from muscle twitches and extreme muscle weakness and muscle pain from last one month. I went to a neurologist and he says reflexes are normal and asked me not to worry and he put me on tablet Remylin-D. I am curr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:Muscle twitches, muscle weakness and muscle pain since one month could be due to calcium deficiency. Has serum calcium level been evaluated? Associated dehydration along with anemia requires evaluation. At least 6-8 liters of ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 14 years old. She is 5'2" height and her weight is usually between 110 and 115 pounds. She has not started her period yet and I am a little bit worried. She started puberty growth when she was 11, so it is almost three and a half years now. She has all the symptoms of preme... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The need of an investigation is necessary only if she neither menstruate at the age 15 or does not develop breast or pubic axillary hairs at the age of 13. So, if she has developed secondary sexual characters at present, then she still have to wait for six months. I must ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. I have problems with my beard. My beard grows in patches, only in certain parts of my face. The remaining areas are clear without any facial hair. It makes me look awkward. Does any supplement encourage hair growth and solve my problem. Is that possible doctor? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Beard and mustache are said to be secondary sexual characters. Some people may not get the full area of beard distribution at a young age. The area and thickness of facial hair increases as you grow. Repeated shaving also increases the possibility of hair growth and... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old male. My voice is like a girl. But hair growth pattern in my body is like a guy only. What is the remedy? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Beard, mustaches, pubic and axillary hair are named as the secondary sexual characters. If your secondary sexual characters are properly developed you need not have to worry. Your voice sounding like a girl can be corrected. This can be corrected throughspeech the... Read Full »