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how long does puberty last for girls

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The : The average age of puberty and menstruation (first period is called menarche) has steadily declined over the last 30-40 years. Now, menstruation norm ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Female puberty: As in boys, one of the first signs of puberty is body odor. The development of the hourglass body configuration also starts at the same time. Then com ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Age 15-17: There are 5 stages of puberty. The landmark for girls is menstruation which on avg starts at age12-13 at late stage 3, early stage 4. After that he ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Breast development : Breast budding is the first symptom of puberty in girls. Pubic hair, acne and body odor are associated with puberty and sometimes occur before breast ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is con ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
4 years: Typically about 4 years from beginning of testicular enlargement, with some variation. Most boys grow the fastest at age 14 (when late in puberty) and ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
About 2 years: Then growth rate slows down afterwards and to a halt at age 18.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Generally: Two to three years. Begins about a year earlier in girls.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Five years: Generally puberty lasts about five years. The very first signs such as underarm hair or body odor start to develop in elementary school or junior hig ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
21 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Pimples-acne-are caused from skin bacteria that like to survive on the normal oils on your skin. The mainstay of treatment is to reduce the oil on you ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Usually < 1yr: Pubertal gynecomastia may effect the majority of males as the begin their pubertal transition. Most are minimal and last 6m to a year, but occasional ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Depends on what you define as a growth spurt. Usually, these may last for a few weeks to months but some people start then just continue to grow unti ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Rosh
Dr. Adam Rosh answered
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Abnormal: Thrush is abnormal and if you have it you should see your doctor. It is associated with immune compromised states and steroid use.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Time for a visit: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading.Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: All men have breast buds, and most shrink and become non apparent. Sometimes the breast bud increases in size resulting in gynecomastia, which is abno ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ovulation: Every female has a different and set ovulation. This simple app cannot teach you how to know your ovulation but there is a lot on the web. Ovulation ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
There is no easy: Answer. But realize, it will happen when it does, and there really isn't anything that will speed it up or slow it down(besides significant malnutrit ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sperm: sperm which is present in both semen and pre-cum usually hang around in the welcoming vaginal environment for around 5 days.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Menopause: Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for 1 year. The symptoms of menopause can continue for a short period of time in some wome ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
44 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Don't feel anything: The major growth spurt is one which takes place in mid puberty and which lasts about 2 years - in girls wthis is on average between ages 10 and 12 and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
44 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
It varies: In many boys pubic hair (pubarche) and testicular growth (gonadarche) occur around the same time but in my practice I have seen many boys whose pubic ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Breast development: At the start of puberty for girls, it takes about one to two years from the breast-bud time to get fully developed breasts.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
HGH: Hgh production reaches its peak during the early hours of sleep.

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