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  • Endocrine System for Teens


    The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. It is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, metabolism, and sexual function, among other things.

  • Growth, Hormones & Diabetes for Teens


    This section has information on conditions that can affect how we grow, as well as diseases that relate to the body's endocrine system, like diabetes or thyroid problems.

  • Fibromyalgia for Teens


    Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain in a person's muscles, joints, and other soft tissues. Find out how doctors tell if a person has fibromyalgia and what can be done to treat it.

  • Irregular Periods for Teens


    Wondering whether it's normal to have irregular periods? Get the facts about this common problem.

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) for Teens


    If periods aren't regular it's usually because a girl's body is still developing. But sometimes, changes in blood flow can be a sign of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB).

  • Growth Problems for Teens


    In most cases, teens who are small are just physically maturing a bit more slowly than their friends. Occasionally, though, there's a medical reason why some kids and teens stop growing. Find out about growth problems and how doctors can help.

  • Turner Syndrome for Teens


    Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects about 1 in every 2,500 girls. Learn more about the condition and how doctors treat it.

  • Constipation for Teens


    Constipation is a very common problem that usually happens because a person's diet doesn't include enough fluids and fiber. In most cases, making simple changes can help you feel better.

  • Hives (Urticaria) for Teens


    Hives cause raised red bumps or welts on the skin. They're pretty common and usually not serious. Find out what to do about hives in this article for teens.

  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) for Teens


    A good, stable connection at your hip joint is what lets you walk, run, make that jump shot, and shake it on the dance floor. But in some teens – particularly those who are obese – the hip joint is weakened by slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).