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what is onset of puberty

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
45 years experience Fertility Medicine
Premature Puberty: Breast development, pubic hair growth would be the too most commonly seen findings. Early menarche [first period] is usually seen later.
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
28 years experience Pediatrics
Premature changes: Depending on cause of early true puberty and gender, child can have various signs/symptoms. Usually seen in girls, 90% have central precocious puberty ... Read More
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Signs & Symptoms: In both males and females, onset of puberty is usually heralded by change in body odor, increased linear growth and physical changes (breast enlargeme ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
EnvironmentalPuberty: Premature onset of puberty is becoming more and more common. The environment plays a huge part in this phenomenon. For example, plastics contain pht ... Read More
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Not contagious: Premature andronarchy is a result of a genetic problem or acquired disease. It is not due to an infectious disease therefore, you can't catch it.
Dr. Mark Perloe
45 years experience Fertility Medicine
You won't catch it: This is not something you can catch from her. The condition is quite rare, so don't worry. She needs to see her physician and be evaluated.
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Dr. Mark Perloe
45 years experience Fertility Medicine
Don't worry: You can't catch this from your friend.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Probably not.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
Autism & Puberty: The development of autism is usually seen prior to the age of two years old when the brain is most "plastic" and vulnerable to toxins in the environme ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Puberty as a transition requires a variety of nutritional inputs to support a rapid growth rate and reshaping of various body structures. As such, und ... Read More
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Nipple pain: Could be gynecomastia of puberty. Show to his Dr.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: There are different preparations available, so it depends. For testosterone injections the dosing is 40-50 mg/m^2 monthly. Use 4-6 months. Dosing will ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Need followup: Need followup with an endocrinologist. That is a doctor with advanced training in hormone based diseases. Hirsuitism and alopecia are not curable pe ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
PCOS: You should see an endocrinologist or your obgyn for a complete evaluation. It sounds as though you may have pcos. There are medications that can help ... Read More

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