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Breast Buds Puberty
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
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 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
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
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
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
Normal: This is normal for an adolescent.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have breast buds and I have had them since I was 11 and I'm thirteen and still haven't developed breast it's the same size as it was when I was 11 when will they grow?
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
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?
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
How can I hide my breast buds? I don't want to wear I bra. I tried bandaids but they only covered my nipples.
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
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
When will my daughter need a bra? She has breast buds and they show through her girly shirts... And she has underarm hair when to shave?
Trainer: Get her a trainer or "sport" bra to protect her dignity. Be sure it fits appropriately. ...Read more
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)?
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?
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
What to do if I had some pain in my abdomen/crotch areai have pubic hair and 'breast buds' too I'm really nervous, can someone please help me out?
What is your age?: Doesn't seem like you are 32-- are you about to start a period? ...Read more