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Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

No: Not in my experience. I see the same age range of puberty in my autistic girls as i did when i practiced general pediatrics. ...Read more

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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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Is there any correlation between autism and early onset of puberty?

Is there any correlation between autism and early onset of puberty?

Autism: Puberty can be thought of as a river being held in check by a dam. Negative or inhibitory impulses hold back puberty from starting early. Any "crack" in the dam can bring on puberty earlier by canceling these inhibitory impulses. Tumors, trauma, seizures, or even neuro chemical imballances may do this. ...Read more

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Both my girls was born with really short bilacords can that cause heath issues like autism I have 4 year old and 5 month old?

Having a short : Umbilical cord is associated with a higher incidence of developmental delays, but not specifically autism. Call child find of your local school district for free developmental assessment of your 4-yr.-old & early intervention of your state health division for free assessment of your 5-mo.-old, for peace of mind. If your pede doesn't routinely screen development, use the aap's healthy child app. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of puberty in girls?

What are the symptoms of puberty in girls?

Puberty: Puberty generally starts earlier for girls, some time between 8 and 13 years of age. For most girls, the first evidence of puberty is breast development, but it can be the growth of pubic hair. As her breasts start to grow, a girl will initially have small, firm, tender lumps . After 1 to 2 years after that , growth spurts start. Followed by menstrual cycles in girls . ...Read more

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What are the sympthons for girls during puberty?

What are the sympthons for girls during puberty?

Many: During puberty a girl will experience a change in the shape and physical characteristics of her body. Hips will widen, breast tissue develop, hair growth will occur in pubic and axillary areas as well as legs. Menses will begin and hormonal changes will result in mood swings, irregularity in periods, eventual stabilization of ovulation and, about a year after the period starts growth will stop. ...Read more

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What can cause delayed puberty in girls?

What can cause delayed puberty in girls?

Multiple causes: Delayed puberty results from disruption of the hormones regulating periods. Often delayed puberty is familial, with a family history of later periods. Weight loss, low weight or intense exercise causing low body weight can disrupt hormonal balance. Occasionally it can be a genetic issue like turner's syndrome. If the delay is significantly past 12 to 13 y old, then a workup is in order. ...Read more

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Does gymnastics stunt growth or delay puberty in boys or girls?

Does gymnastics stunt growth or delay puberty in boys or girls?

Competitive: Gymnasts are often small people. Some studies argue that a chronic calorie deficiency compounded by an extraordinary amount of exercise may stunt growth, while others don't. We do know that delayed puberty is common among gymnasts, swimmers and runners, particularly in girls. Hypothalamic amenorrhea is often seen in these girls. Kids in less competitive gymnastics may not have problems. ...Read more

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Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

More to come, likely: Most people continue to grow through their mid to late adolescence, and some can continue to grow into their early 20's, but the is unusual. Likely you have a ways to go still before you stop growing. ...Read more

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Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Female puberty: As in boys, one of the first signs of puberty is body odor. The development of the hourglass body configuration also starts at the same time. Then comes breast enlargement. Appearance of axillary and pubic hair follows later. After about 1 to 2 years into puberty, the first menstrual period arrives. After a few more years of physical and psychological changes, a lady is born. ...Read more

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In puberty, do girls' voices change?

Yes, definitely: Girls voice boxes respond to steroid production during puberty just like boys. Wouldn't it sound silly if adult women had children's voices? ...Read more

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How to delay puberty in girls naturally?

Can't: No healthy way to do naturally. If extremely early ("precocious puberty") is done pharmaceutically. ...Read more

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What causes precocious puberty in girls?

Not sure: Puberty is occurring earlier - we think because girls are heavier. True precocious puberty may be due to many factors. If you have a girl child who is growing breasts or having a menstrual period ahead of her peers see a pediatric endocrinologist now. ...Read more

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Drinking water from a warn or cold water-botton will make puberty come earlier for girls?

Drinking water from a warn or cold water-botton will make puberty come earlier for girls?

Myth: No such thing, for your safety, please don't drink from unknown water sources, drink only known potable water, good luck ...Read more

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Why does girls and guys hit puberty younger but if they have sex before 18 they get in trouble?

Why does girls and guys hit puberty younger but if they have sex before 18 they get in trouble?

Nature vs culture: I've always thought it sad kids got all the physical parts & urges of adulthood long before the wiring in the brain finished. Reproductive urges probably did humans well thousands of yrs ago when people seldom lived past 40. Now the society u live in wants u to wait & recognize the good/bad choices for what they are. No body owes u a living or easy access to sex.Welcome to the real world. ...Read more

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Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Usually not: But check w/your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Can girls that don't eat meat tend to hit puberty later due to not ingesting hormones and steroids from meat?

Can girls that don't eat meat tend to hit puberty later due to not ingesting hormones and steroids from meat?

Possibly but...: There is evidence that girls who consume relatively high levels of dairy ; meat have earlier puberty but it is not clear if organic dairy ; meat would affect this; it might be due to the protein increasing growth hormone, but it might also be related to pesticide residues that have estrogen-like effects. I advise eating organic for other reasons- see http://huff.To/1byvjbz ; http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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How to know if you've finished going through puberty for girls?

See below: Once you have a regular menstruation and breast and pubic hair take shapes of adult's, pubertal changes are through. ...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