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is it normal for an 8 year old to masturbate

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
My child masturbates: I am sure many parents have had this experience or something close to it. Humans need to explore their bodies. Humans are curious, and let's admit ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: It means that the girl had to have started puberty by the time she was 5-6, most likely. Precocious puberty is defined when pubertal development begin ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No!: There are several causes of clay colored stools in an 8 year old, but the focus of my answer is to remind you of the power you have in the doctor/pati ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on how taken: A normal temperature for an 8 year old is the same as an adult: 98.6 degrees, fahrenheit if taken orally. An axillary temperature (under the arm) tend ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Masturbation: Masturbation is a regular part of normal adolescence. Most young teenagers discover that masturbation is sexually pleasing and recognize that self-sti ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Normal behavior: Beyond infancy, sexual behaviors increase as toddlers become more aware of their body parts, including their genitals, sensations deriving from their ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Children of both sexes begin exploring themselves during the first years of life. Once puberty has arrived, a majority of girls enjoy their bodies in ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Friendship includes many features. Certainly one can have friends of different ages.The older is often a mentor or information source for the younger. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: That is not unusual.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Male height: Yes. In some families, boys can continue growing into their early 20s. Don't despair!
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
25 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bottom line, yes: There are a lot of changes that affect libido/sex drive, ranging from shifts in hormonal balances to changes in our experience of ourselves and clarif ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
OH yes: I see that all the time.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
No, it is not normal: Even for a woman actively suffering from menopause, she should not have "hot-flashes-nonstop" hot flushes are caused by imbalance of the autonomic (sy ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Masson
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Very normal and typically a good indicator that his body fat is not too high.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Penile erection age: There is no specific age when it an happen. It can even happen in infancy.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: The large majority of boys and many girls have already started. This is natural and if you try to interfere, you'll be making a mistake. Only an ideol ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Possibly: Delayed eruption is not uncommon. But have you dentist take x-rays to establish if everything is normal also some medical conditions can cause delaye ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
? Podophilia?: If you are actually a 14 year old boy - than an adult should submit your question. If you are 19 years old - then be aware that this might represent f ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes & No - Reasons?: Perhaps a bit usual; also exploring self. Probably the larger issue is the reasons. While there is no evidence that mastubation is harmful (despite ol ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unclear : I am not sure what you mean by abnormal forms? I will assume that you mean that sperm was not normal. If that is the case then IUI intrauterine insemi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
No: This is the time when he is entering puberty with all the hormonal changes that typically occur. During this time, there is curiosity and increased aw ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes!: This is a completely normal developmental process. Girls can start menstruating very early, and the timing depends on many factors. Be aware that gir ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Too young: You're too you to ask questions, get a grown up to ask on your behalf. Good luck.

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