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what are the signs of a growth spurt for teenagers

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Varies: Pre-pubertal growth spurt can start as early as 9-10, with pubertal growth spurt following by about a year, and growth continuing even after pubertal ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
Smoking is bad: While delayed puberty is usually associated with a taller stature (testosterone closes the bone's growth plates), smoking is associated with stunted g ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Getting taller: Getting taller is the primary thing. Can be associated with increase in appetite in children. The key is to see linear growth in proportion to inc ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chhaya Chakrabarti
49 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Height increase: Increase in height and voice change in boys. Facial hair, increased muscle mass, acne. In girls breast development.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Growth: After puberty a male has more hair, grows taller and has more musculature.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
A growth spurt: is an increase in the rate of height growth from baseline. Most children from age 5 on will grow between 2-2.5 inches a year, often gaining a little m ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Tanner stages 2-5: In boys, tanner 2 usually begins at ~12 years of age: the scrotum (the pouch containing the testes) will begin to thin and darken/redden; the testicl ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Growth spurt: Growth spurt is most evident as an increase of one's height and weight. Boys manifest increased appetite, tiredness or increased energy, increased sle ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parisa Khorsandi
28 years experience Pediatrics
Puberty: The first sign is enlargement of the testicles in volume, then comes facial hair, under arm hair, voice change , rapid growth. Lots of teenage kids s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Typically: Children eat like a horse drink like a fish and lose weight rapidly...Like 10 pounds in a week for type 1 diabetes. Being overweight can lead to typ ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
5 Stages: 1 Male hormones become active, but few outside signs of development. 2 Testicles/scrotum enlarge, but not penis. Increase height/change in body shape. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Growth and more: Growth hormone in concert with sex hormones (estrogen in girls) is responsible for the pubertal growth spurt. It also has positive effects on bone acc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Degree of puberty: Usually men stop growing one to two years after growth spurt, when thety are late in puberty. Slow growth or lack of growth in a male who has full adu ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brendan Rice
17 years experience Family Medicine
Five stages...: These are the general stages: 1. Growth of testes/scrotum, fine pubic hair. 2. Rapid body growth, continued increase in pubic hair. 3. Penis grow ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Growth spurt : Growth spurt comes around age 12 for girls and 14 for boys.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
47 years experience Pediatrics
Puberty: I am not sure what you mean by "correct" puberty as there can be quite a bit of variation in pubertal progression in both sexes. Good descriptions and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
On web: Research on web. All the Best.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Way more than this: Allows to write! increased testosterone leads to more confidence and in some aggression. Puberty for both boys and girls involves huge hormone surges ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Growth spurt : Growth spurt comes around age 12 for girls and 14 for boys.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
PUBERTY: The young teenager starts to be conscious of changes of puberty like breast growing, pubic and axillary hair and menarche. She starts acting lady-lik ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See link: Adult add/adhd is becoming more prevalent, and much research has been taking place in this area. The following link provides a good basic review of s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Extreme rare: Ovarian cancer is so rare in teens that I hesitate to even say there are symptoms that are common to it, because it just never happens. If it did ever ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Early puberty: It usually starts before age8y of age. If it early breast development the child will be monitored for other signs of puberty. The reason to follow clo ... Read More

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