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how to delay puberty in girls

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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Can't: No healthy way to do naturally. If extremely early ("precocious puberty") is done pharmaceutically.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Multiple causes: Delayed puberty results from disruption of the hormones regulating periods. Often delayed puberty is familial, with a family history of later periods ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience Family Medicine
No: Gymnastics is just another way for children and adults alike to obtain regular exercise and be physically fit. It should not cause problems as you hav ... Read More
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Average age 12: Growth spurt follows breast and pubic hair development and precedes menstruation.
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not specifically: In puberty, growth centers have some potential for more growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but specia ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
24 years experience Pediatrics
10-15 yrs: Puberty happens at a wide range of ages and there are several stages. Most boys notice testicles getting bigger around 12-13 yrs (some sooner, some la ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
When growth plates : of the long bones close, usually around age 17, the bones cannot get any longer.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: According to your inheritance, your ultimate height is determined by the timing of closure of your bones growth plates. The longer to growth spurt, t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
12-14: Boys usually start puberty around the ages of 12-14.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Growth: pretty much stops by late puberty.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physiclly active.Not ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Growth spurt: most boys get their growth spurt between the ages of 10-14.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
It varies: It varies from male to male, community to community, race to race, and is based upon numerous variables. There is no one right answer. As you have alr ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not specifically: In puberty, growth centers have some potential for more growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but specia ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
The fact: That her ovaries start producing increasing amounts of estrogen.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Growth: If you are continuing to grow into adulthood, you need to be evaluated for excessive growth hormone.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yearly exams: Your pediatrician will usually be able to anticipate/predict when young men are due to hit their growth spurts.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Most stop at 15-17, or about 2.5 inches after their first menses. The open growth centers of the long bones permit continued linear growth.The hormone ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Once you have a regular menstruation and breast and pubic hair take shapes of adult's, pubertal changes are through.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Menses + 2.5inches: The process is a bit variable but most girls will get about 2.5 inches (5cm) taller after their first menses. Some get there quicker than others. For ... Read More
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A 40-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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