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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

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


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What are the signs that shows a boy had start puberty?

What are the signs that shows a boy had start puberty?

Axillary odor +: Axillary odor, breast changes, hair in pubic area or arm pits. Voice changes. Sudden growth spurts. ...Read more

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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a growth spurt for males after puberty?

Growth: After puberty a male has more hair, grows taller and has more musculature. ...Read more

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At what age will symptoms of hypogonadism manifest in men?

At what age will symptoms of hypogonadism manifest in men?

Typically 40s & olde: Hypogonadism is medical speak for low testosterone. Symptoms are non-specific. In other words, you might have something else if you're depressed, can't think straight, no interest in sex, loss of erectile function, loss of muscle mass, increase in fat, etc. While this can occur in younger men, this constellation of symptoms increases in frequency in our 40s and older. ...Read more

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At what point does puberty end for boys?

At what point does puberty end for boys?

Around 18-20 yrs: It is around 18-20 years, could be later in some. It coincides with reaching their final adult height. ...Read more

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At what usual age does a woman start noticing the early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

At what usual age does a woman start noticing the early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Older: The older a woman becomes the risks of breast cancer can increase there are no early symptoms of breast cancer. Early breast cancers are only seen on mammogram and are too small to feel and cause no symptoms. Start yearly mammograms at age 40 and have yearly physical exams. ...Read more

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Which symptoms do autistic children have, say at the age of 2?

Which symptoms do autistic children have, say at the age of 2?

The M-CHAT screen : (firstsigns.Org) captures qualitative impairments in social reciprocity: joint attention, gaze monitoring, pointing at items to share interest. Atypical social communication may be absent language, words mixed with bizarre jargon (e.g., "digga-digga") or deviant (saying the alphabet before "mama, dada, & bye-bye). Stereotypies, repetitive non-functional movements, may be hard to spot before 3. ...Read more

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At what age do teen males usually start shaving?

At what age do teen males usually start shaving?

Whenever....: When they need to!there is a wide range of ages considered to be normally starting rarely at 11-12 years old. ...Read more

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At what age do boys start producing sperm?

At what age do boys start producing sperm?

At puberty: Spermatogenesis begins with puberty. In the US, the average age for starting puberty for boys is around 10-11yo. ...Read more

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Typical age for girl to hit puberty? What is the average age that girls begin puberty? How long does it last? What causes some girls to start extremely early and some to start extremely late?

The : The average age of puberty and menstruation (first period is called menarche) has steadily declined over the last 30-40 years. Now, menstruation normally begins between the ages of 11 and 13 years old. Menstruation is the defining moment of puberty for women, but there are events that happen first...Breast bud development, pubic hair development, rapid growth, etc. Genetics plays a large part in when puberty occurs as well as exposure to environmental Estrogens and other hormones. ...Read more

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When does a teen girl reach the 3rd stage of breast development?

When does a teen girl reach the 3rd stage of breast development?

At 12 years of age: Average age to reach the tanner stage iii breast development is 12.2 (normal range 10-14.3) years. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with early onset of puberty have?

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 which means premature activation of puberty triggers in the brain. The girl usually has premature breasts (age of normal onset depends on ethnicity). She can have spurt in growth rate and advanced bone age. Also appearance of pubic hair, odor, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any theories of what can cause Borderline Personality disorder ? When symptoms start showing at a young age

Are there any theories of what can cause Borderline Personality disorder ? When symptoms start showing at a young age

Yes, & they are very: complex. Research is finding genetic factors that influence biological vulnerability to BPD triggered by chronic stress & parental inability to recognize & respond to the child's distress. > 8,000 genetic disorders are associated with BPD.Deficits in specific brain functions on neuropsychological tests & abnormalities in specific areas of the brain on MRI's are found in people with BPD. ...Read more

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At what age r drs at their peak or is there no age?

At what age r drs at their peak or is there no age?

No right answer: Being a great doctor means hard work, dedication to patients and continuous learning, and knowing when to ask for help from others in the health care team. Age has little to do with it. Younger doctors on average have more current facts in their brains, while more experienced doctors have the wisdom of experience as well. ...Read more

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At what stage of puberty does a male's voice break?

At what stage of puberty does a male's voice break?

Variable: Some boys will experience a gradual change in their voice and for others the change will be rapid. This occurs during puberty with a range of about 10 to 15 years old. For many it occurs around ages 12 to 13 years old. ...Read more

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Does tourette syndrome worsen at the age of eighteen?

Does tourette syndrome worsen at the age of eighteen?

Usually, no.: Tourette's syndrome usually peaks in mid-adolescence and improves in the late teens and adulthood. 10-15% of affected individuals will continue to have symptoms into adulthood. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more