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Does having early puberty and facial hair means you stop growing earlier?

Does having early puberty and facial hair means you stop growing earlier?

Not necessarily: Puberty is a complex process involving multiple hormones and structural changes.In males the process may span from 2 to 5 years with a kids eventual height dependent more on how the bones are affected than other structures. As long as the bones have open growth plates there is room for a kid to grow taller. A bone age assessment (xray) can help gage potential for more growth. Discuss this with doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Precocious Puberty (Definition)

Precocious puberty is a medical condition in which development of secondary sex characteristics (breasts, testicular enlargement) occurs before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. Often times, especially in girls, the cause is unknown and not harmful to the child. However, all children with precocious puberty should see a doctor to rule out harmful causes such as cancer. Furthermore, early puberty can stunt growth due to premature closure of the growth plates. Early detection and intervention can prevent ...Read more


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People say if u hit puberty earlier u will grow less i hit puberty when i was 14 and i started a bit facial hair im a boy is this true.....

People say if u hit puberty earlier u will grow less i hit puberty when i was 14 and i started a bit facial hair im a boy is this true.....

Depends on variables: Skeletal maturity determines the duration of linear growth. If the bone maturity is ahead of a persons age, they finish growing sooner. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for open growth centers. If they are closed you are finished growing taller.Most males are done at 17-18, a few with delayed bone maturity continue to grow slightly. ...Read more

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Im 18 and I have no facial hair. Does this mean i'm still growing and going through puberty?

U r male?: I am assuming you are worried since you are a male. Yes boys go through puberty later than girls if you are worried have a check up. ...Read more

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If i am 20 years old and i'm still currently growing my facial hair , does that mean i'm still on puberty ? Does it mean i can still grow in height?

If i am 20 years old and i'm still currently growing my facial hair , does that mean i'm still on puberty ? Does it mean i can still grow in height?

No: There is not much connection between ongoing growth of facial hair and puberty, which is defined by other physical features such as onset of menstruation, voice changed and growth spurts, which are generally complete by 15-16 yrs for girls and 17-18 for boys. Feel better?? ...Read more

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I am 18 and can't grow facial hair.. Delayed puberty?

Possibly: But facial hair growth is genetically determined. Pure-blooded american indians, for instance, don't have much facial hair at all. Delayed puberty is diagnosed by other criteria, such as sexual development and bone age. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm male 19yo and barely have any armpit hair and little facial hair. Is my puberty not over? Can I still grow some more?

Delayed puberty. : You need to consult an endocrinologist to do work up for yor hormons, & bone age, this would have been more helpful if it was done much earlier good luck. ...Read more

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Started puberty at 12. Turned 19, and have just grown one inch, lost 15 lbs, facial hair, and grew in other area below Seemed to restart puberty, why?

Started puberty at 12. Turned 19, and have just grown one inch, lost 15 lbs, facial hair, and grew in other area below Seemed to restart puberty, why?

Hormonal imbalance?: Please see your family doc and he/she may refer you to an endocrinologist to have your hormones checked. If you are saying you have had unexplained weight loss, facial hair stopped growing this is the kind of doc to see. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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