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hi doctors, can you tell me what is precocious puberty and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Precocious puberty: Precocious puberty is pubertal development before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. The causes are too many and complex to review here, but are divided into gdpp) early developmental signals from the brain, and gipp) abnormal steroid production, such as from tumors or ingesting hormonal medication. Over 80% of gdpp in girls is idiopathic, meaning no cause is identified.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are environmental causes of precocious puberty?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Precocious puberty: Precocious puberty is pubertal development before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. The causes are either gdpp) early developmental signals from the brain, or gipp) abnormal steroid production such as from tumors or ingesting hormonal medication. Environmental causes would fall under gipp, such as ingesting drugs or material containing sex-steroid hormones.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is precocious puberty and what are the causes?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Precocious puberty: Precocious puberty is pubertal development before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. The causes are too many and complex to review here, but are divided into gdpp) early developmental signals from the brain, and gipp) abnormal steroid production, such as from tumors or ingesting hormonal medication. Over 80% of gdpp in girls is idiopathic, meaning no cause is identified.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is there a treatment for precocious puberty?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: If central precocious puberty requires treatment, typically pediatric endocrinologists use either injections of depo-lupron which are given monthly (some will use even longer lasting) or the supprelin implant which lasts about a year before it needs to be replaced.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is precocious puberty a disease?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: This is a potentially serious disease and should be evaluated by your phyician.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is precocious puberty and what are the symptoms in girls?

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Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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 closely is so height is not prematurely affected, thus the child would be shorter than predicted.

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