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12 Year Old Boys Puberty
Is it normal that my 12 year old daughter's waist is curvier than the other side?? Is it because of puberty?
What other side?: I am not clear on your question. Are you asking if one side of her waist being curvier than the other is normal? If that is your question, then she definitely needs a physical exam to evaluate this asymmetry that you are noticing. It could possibly be a scoliosis deformity that we want to define and watch over time. ...Read more
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
Is it normal that my 12 year old daughter's one side of the waist is curvier than the other side? Is it because of the puberty?
It could be from her posture or a spine curvature, leg length difference.
Get her examined to be sure its ok. ...Read more
Within normal range: It also depends on how you are measuring it. It is plenty long enough at your age. You have a lot of other things to worry about at your age that are far more important than the length of your penis unless your goal in life is to perform in porn movies. ...Read more
What is your opinion on my very active, athletic 12 year old son using protein powder? He has not been through puberty yet. Thank you.
Ok so my 12 year old daughter is always tired and mopey. How much sleep should she get? Or is this just puberty. (has breast buds and discharge)
Sleep needs: A pubertal child should never get less than 9hr sleep/night & during a growth spurt may need more. After she hits her final height /stage she can get by on 8. The sighs you mention suggest she is entering a rapid growth phase. If she is getting good sleep & is still tired she needs an evaluation. Sluggishness at this age can be caused by a variety of issues. ...Read more
Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. Please see a dermatologist for other options. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My daughter is 12 years old and 5'3" she weighs 162 she is just starting to go through puberty. How much should she weigh?
Weight: Your daughter should weigh in the range of 110-120 ...Read more
Hey is 1.5 inch (not erect) 2.5 inch (erect) a normal penis size for a 12 yr old (not into puberty yet)?
Yes: Relax, you have plenty of time yet. ...Read more
MY 12yr old son has a lump on his breast, it was painful but now he says its not. He is adhd and on concerta. I been told its puberty. Is it?
I'm 17 yo but my height is only 5'.I've attended puberty at 12 yo. I'd like to increase my height upto 5'5. Is there any solution to increase my height?
Almost 12yo son has small lump behind one nipple. Nurse said not to be concerned, most likely hormones/puberty. Just looking for reassurance.
Totally normal: I can easily reassure you. A little bit of asymmetric breast tissue right under the nipples in this tween, early puberty age group of your son is quite normal. (called gynecomastia) The other side might soon be involved. Nothing to worry about though some boys don't like the look under t- shirts so gently discuss solutions for him. ...Read more
Any insights on when does puberty usually start for boys and how do you know when it's begun? I have an 8 year old.
Between 9 and 12.: Puberty in boys usually starts between 9 and 12. The first signs are rapid growth (height) and some enlargement of the scrotum and testicles. Penile growth and pubic hair come next. If you think your 8 year old is showing signs of puberty, you should discuss this with his doctor. ...Read more
Varies greatly: There is no one right answer for this, as everyone is different. Especially around the early teen years, there is a huge variety in size due to people starting puberty at different times. It is definitely something that most stress over during that time of life, but there is nothing that can be done to increase it, so it is important to try to realize that you are normal how you are. See less. ...Read more
Boy or girl?: Since there is insufficient information to answer your question, go to http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/tips-tools/Pages/default. Aspx for CDC growth charts for boys & girls age 2-20. Plot weight & height for age in years & months. Calculate body mass index, http://bmisite. Net/bmi-children. Php? Gclid=CKiGzPuXocACFa5AMgodPXsAig. A BMI of 5th-85th%ile is in the normal range. ...Read more
I am a 20 year old female and I still haven't hit puberty, is there anything I can do about this?
My 10 year old who has already begun puberty, made suicidal comments during an argument over her behavior in a store. I am worried. Help!
Is it possible to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd I stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that I can grow 2 inches
My 10 year old son has been getting genuine hot flashes for a couple of months now. They come on suddenly & last about a minute. Could it be puberty?
I'm a 13 year old male going through puberty. Ever since I started going through it, I had anxiety. It would be on going. Some days it was bad, someday?
Relax this is normal: Talk to your pediatrician. They should be able to explain the how's and why's and guide you through what to expect and put your mind to rest. Do not be afraid to ask anything at all. We understand ...Read more
No: Any girl who has not had nipple enlargement by 13 and menses by 15 should have an evaluation done. A pediatric endocrinologist would be my referral destination, but there are some tests I would order while awaiting a chance for the patient to be seen. A bone age, hormonal studies and possible chromosome study would be a starting point. ...Read more
Growth: The only way to tell is to have a "bone age x-ray " performed. This measures the maturity and closure of the growth plates. In girls bone age 14 means the plates appear fused or closed. A bone age younger means there is extra time to grow. ...Read more