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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)

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

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 it normal to have a vaginal discharge every day? I am a female and 13. I havnt started my period but I have started puberty (underarm hair, pubic hair, acne, and small breast buds). I don't masturbate but the discharge comes out frequently (so much my u

Is it normal to have a vaginal discharge every day? I am a female and 13. I havnt started my period but I have started puberty (underarm hair, pubic hair, acne, and small breast buds). I don't masturbate but the discharge comes out frequently (so much my u

Hi,: Hi, leukorrhea is cloudy, white or slightly yellow vaginal discharge that is normal in females that have undergone puberty. The thickness or amounts can change at different times (like when a female ovulates or gets pregnant). There can be more if estrogen is out of balance (which can happen when a girl is just starting to get periods). It sounds like your discharge has a mild odor after you have it for a while and is very light yellow. If you have darker colored discharge, it is thick (like cottage cheese) and it has a bad odor, that can be signs of an infection, especially if there are symptoms like vaginal redness, burning, itchiness or pain with urination. ...Read more

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Can all girls get breast buds?

Can all girls get breast buds?

Breast Development: They should. The pediatrician examines and gives a tanner stage of development of which there are ranges of normal (like a growth chart). Failure to develop is rare and be one or both sides. Let the pediatrician know about concerns to see where the girl is in development and go from there. Private message me if you need to. ...Read more

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How do I stop male breast buds quickly?

How do I stop male breast buds quickly?

You don't: Breast buds affect ~1/3 males in early puberty and may affect one or both sides concurrently. The process reflects an awakening of the body to hormonal changes. It generally persists for a year or less & disappears gradually as puberty progresses. Rare cases can become prominent. Being overweight tends to make the process more notifiable. ...Read more

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When do girls all start to grow breast buds?

Girls puberty: Puberty in girls starts around age 8-9 with hair on lower legs usually first, getting taller next, breast buds next and typically last is pubic hair although that varies. This can all take a few years and some are slower to develp than others. Normal would be first needing a bra from age 9 to 15. Monthly cycles can be normal to start in those age ranges also. ...Read more

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Breast buds. Dad question wearing bra at 8. What can I tell him?

Breast buds. Dad question wearing bra at 8. What can I tell him?

Breast buds: Girls are maturing earlier now than previous generations with menstrual cycles in the 9 yr range not uncommon. Breast buds can occur at this age also. If dad is concerned, he should attend the next pediatrician visit and speak with the doctor directly. ...Read more

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I'm 18, and in the 5th grade I noticed that I had breast buds. I'm a 34c now and the "bud" is about the size of kiwi and my breast hurt all the time.?

I'm 18, and in the 5th grade I noticed that I had breast buds. I'm a 34c now and the "bud" is about the size of kiwi and my breast hurt all the time.?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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Do breast buds go away?

Do breast buds go away?

There is more: Developoing to go. Please see this excellent article: http://www. Buzzle. Com/articles/developing-breast-stages-development-teen-girls. Html. ...Read more

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Do breast buds stay forever in a man?

Do breast buds stay forever in a man?

Not necessarily: With your age, perhaps waiting another 1-2 years and see if their are any changes. I have had a few patients I have referred to plastic surgeons to do their work. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your breast buds to hurt?

Yes,: During adolescent, it is quite common to have some pain in your breast. ...Read more

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How long does it take for breast buds to grow?

Varies: Breast buds are one of the first signs of puberty. Usually the time from start to finish in puberty is about 3 - 4 years. This can be prolonged though in people with lower estrogen. Girls under physiologic stress would see this. Very thin and "over exercised" would fit this category. Puberty then often starts late and takes longer. High levels of exercise in girls is not so positive! ...Read more

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How long for breast buds to grow into bosooms?

Breast growth: From the start to the final result can take several years. No hurry. You can start with a sports/training bra and keep it 2 yrs or need new ones in 6 months. Everyone develops at their own pace. ...Read more

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How do you know if they are breast buds or boobs?

See your doctor: Breast buds are made of breast tissue. In a medical sense they are one in the same. See your doctor to know if you are developing normally, why continue to worry? ...Read more

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Is there a quicker way for breast buds to pop up?

Please don't rush: Your child's development, it may cause lasting psychological trauma as feeling "abnormal." if she is very chronologically late at entering puberty, then you should discuss w/her pediatrician, as a reproductive endocrinological evaluation may be indicated to be sure no medical issue present. ...Read more

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What is different between breast buds and breasts?

Same: Breast buds are just early breast tissue. If biopsied and put under the microscope you could not tell them appart. ...Read more

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Do breast buds go away in men or are they permanent?

Normal: Breast buds are the first sign of puberty (passage into the adult form of te species) in humans. Both genders get them. In males, they degenerate becoming just normal male nipples. In women hey continue to develop into breast tissue. Rarely, breast tissue persists in males, leading to a condition called gynecomastia. This also goes away, but occasionally needs treatment. ...Read more

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What are breast buds like, and are they hard inside?

Breast buds: Breast development begins with the nipple-arroela starting to bulge out a little with soft tissue, it progresses to a slight darkening ot the color and fuller breast cones will gradually spread out in all directions with the nipple usually centered until the girl reaches around 16-18 yrs when fully mature. The age varies but full develpment takes years. Hardness is normal. ...Read more

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What are breast buds like, and are they hard inside?

What are breast buds like, and are they hard inside?

Round: Breast buds are round and firm. Like wooden nickels under the nipple. Yes, they are the consistency of wood. They may only occur on one side. They may be of different sizes or levels of tenderness. ...Read more

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Why do men have breast buds and what are they made of?

Why do men have breast buds and what are they made of?

Breast tissue: During puberty, adolescent males develop transient bilateral breast buds (made of breast tissue). Breast tissue is hormonally senstive so it is likely to change during the time of puberty. If a 'breast bud' persists and is unilateral (one side only)-- it should be evaluted. Young men may develop breast cancer (usually those with brca1/2 gene abnormalities). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Breast buds?

What is the definition or description of: Breast buds?

Breast buds: Breast bud is associated with Tanner stage 2 breast development = thelarche = early development of breasts as puberty starts. ...Read more

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I have breast buds, how long will they take to grow into actual breasts?

Depends.: Your age, menstrual history, and duration of buds are the important factors here. Within a year or two your breasts should be blossoming, if not check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can a guy get rid of breast buds?

How can a guy get rid of breast buds?

Surgery: You are referring to gynecomastia. Breast tissue beneath the nipples enlarges causing nipple protrusion. Surgery involves an incision along the lower 1/2 border of the pimented areola surrounding the nipple and excision of the enlarged glandular tissue with electrocautery. ...Read more

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Why do some of my daughter's breast buds appear swollen?

Buds: Some? There should be only two, one behind each nipple area and the swollen look is normal for the early development phase. You can google tanner stages and see images typical of the stages so you know what to expect. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible for a girl not to have breast buds?

Can you explain if it's possible for a girl not to have breast buds?

Depends on variables: Failure of any female to have breast buds by age 13 would need a proper evaluation by your doc or a pediatric endocrinologist. This would not be normal and may indicate a problem in one or more significant areas. ...Read more

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My NEARLY 16 yr old son was diagnosed with breast buds with they go away and when (He's 5'4 3/4, 125-130 LB?

Male breast buds: Unlikely to be breast buds unless he is taking hormones, more likely to be male adolescent gynecomastia which will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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17 years old and I still have breast buds and getting breast development a lot more intense lately. What's wrong?

17 years old and I still have breast buds and getting breast development a lot more intense lately. What's wrong?

Probably nothing: Everyone goes through puberty at different ages and with different rates of physical change. Some begin as early as 11 or 12 some are delayed until later teen years. Its a great sign that your breasts are changing now, it means you are releasing estrogens and the body is changing as expected. If there isn't as much change or things don't seem right see a gynecologist they can check hormone levels ...Read more

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What are the differences between breast buds and breast cancer?

What are the differences between breast buds and breast cancer?

Breast definitions: Breast buds are a description of developing breasts. Breast cancer is a malignant growth stating in the breast. ...Read more

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How to tell if breast buds are to appear? And my nipples feel sensitive to the clothes I wear what does it signal?

How to tell if breast buds are to appear? And my nipples feel sensitive to the clothes I wear what does it signal?

You'll feel lumps: I am assuming you are taking feminizing hormone therapy, hopefully under supervision of a doctor! By starting estrogen therapy you stimulate the formation of breasts. Usually within a few months you will notice the nipples raising slightly and breasttissue develop. Nipple tenderness is very common just as when going trough puberty! there is some individual variation in when exactly this occurs. ...Read more

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How do I hide my breast buds? I don't want to wear a cami, training bra or anything else. I tried bandaids but they only cover my nipples.

How do I hide my breast buds? I don't want to wear a cami, training bra or anything else. I tried bandaids but they only cover my nipples.

Breast Buds: It is not really something you can continue to hide, they will continue to develop. You have already found that bandaids don't work. Talk with someone you trust about clothing that does not draw attention to your development but makes you feel more comfortable. This could be an older sister, cousin, aunt or your mom. This is all normal especially the feelings you are having. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 17 and I'm starting to grow facial hair pretty fast now, but my breast buds are getting bigger and I have Brest development. (Tanner 4)?

Breast development: Breast development in boys at puberty is common. It is called gynecomastia and often gets better on its own after months. Other causes of gynecomastia are prescription drugs or illegal drugs. Marijuana is one common offender. ...Read more

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My child is 6. 5 yrs I notice her chest is not flat. She don't fit either stage i, II on the tanner scale. The area feels soft behind the nipple no firm bump. Could this just be fat not breast buds?

My child is 6. 5 yrs I notice her chest is not flat. She don't fit either stage i, II on the tanner scale. The area feels soft behind the nipple no firm bump. Could this just be fat not breast buds?

Possibly: It depends on the weight of your child, the heavier they are the more likely it would seem that they would have extra fat tissue in the chest. Consult your pediatrician or a pediatric endocrinologist with any further concerns. ...Read more

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10.5 year old daughter complains of pain in left nipple area. She found a pea sized hard lump. Other breast normal. Breast buds? Please advise!

10.5 year old daughter complains of pain in left nipple area. She found a pea sized hard lump. Other breast normal. Breast buds? Please advise!

Thelarche: Thelarche is the onset of secondary breast development, usually occurring at the beginning of puberty in girls. Thelarche is usually noticed as a firm, tender lump directly under the center of the nipple (papilla and areola). Thelarche is also referred to as a "breast bud", or your doctor may refer to tanner stage 2. ...Read more

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My daughter develop breast buds and axillary hairs at age of 6.5years. Her estrogen, LH, FSH prolactin 17oh p and usg scan is normal pl suggest?

My daughter develop breast buds and axillary hairs at age of 6.5years. Her estrogen, LH, FSH prolactin 17oh p and usg scan is normal pl suggest?

Early budding: Your daughter may have a condition of premature telearchy. That means she is showing early signs of breast budding and ancillary hair but her estrogen, fish, and prolactin levels are normal see a pediatric endocrinologist for further evaluation and care. ...Read more

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My daughter is 12 she has pubic hair in her private area no underarm hair no discharge but she has had breast buds for a really long time?

Your question is?: I assume your question has to do with when to expect menses, as this is the most common one I get. Most girls will start 2-2.5 years after breast buds. A little light discharge in the months before starting is common. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Lumps Under Baby's Nipples (Definition)

Newborn boys and girls both have lumps of enlarged breast tissue beneath the nipple, which have been stimulated by the mother's hormones. These disappear within a ...Read more


Breast Buds (Definition)

Breast bud is associated with Tanner stage 2 breast development = thelarche = early development of ...Read more