You have asked a very important question. Your son is short for his age of 16 years and also his voice is still rather high pitched at times causing him to be teased by the other boys his age. He is having a difficult time at present.Boys can continue growing to the age of 17 or 18 years so there is still time to help your son a lot.He may be a candidate for growth hormone treatment but will require special hormone tests and a simple test to determine what his bone age is to see if he still has the potential to grow taller. He should be seen by a paediatric endocrinologist as soon as possible. These specialists are often in academic hospitals in the main centres in SA.In the W. Cape there are endocrinologists at Tygerberg Hospital,at the Red Cross Children's Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospitals for example.
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