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When does puberty usually end for girls?

When does puberty usually end for girls?

Age 15-17: There are 5 stages of puberty. The landmark for girls is menstruation which on avg starts at age12-13 at late stage 3, early stage 4. After that height growth slows, but breasts and hips become fuller by stage 5. Which is considered mature adult. Some girls start puberty 2-3 years earlier or later, and are still healthy. Often, there is a familial pattern. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Can i tell me how i can hit puberty fast for girls?

Can i tell me how i can hit puberty fast for girls?

I assume you mean: for a pre-pubertal girl, not yourself. You have to let nature take its course. If the girl is in her late teens, ask her pediatrician if her puberty is delayed. The doctor will know what lab & X-ray tests to do or refer her to a pediatric endicrinologist. ...Read more

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In puberty, do girls' voices change?

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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Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

No: To the contrary to the general belief, linear growth of overweight children is generally enhanced. ...Read more

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Late puberty compared to the other girls. Is my growth normal? Will my chest catch up?

Late puberty compared to the other girls. Is my growth normal? Will my chest catch up?

GROWTH: Every person has a different growth pattern or percentile but are all normal.A 10 th percentile child is smaller than a 75 th percentile. Pls. Consult your peds. ...Read more

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Is it true that overweight children are likely to experience puberty later than their underweight peers?

Is it true that overweight children are likely to experience puberty later than their underweight peers?

Quite the opposite: Children who are overweight and and or obese are often early bloomers and go through puberty earlier than their normal weight peers. Some of the signals that lead to the start of puberty are tied to body weight, in particular a body weight or amount of body fat that signals the brain that the child is of an age when puberty should start. Some, but not all children who are underweight will have delayed growth and puberty. ...Read more

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I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

By adolescence: Hi. The tallness is noticed by adolescence. The height increase only occurs in females with 47, XXX until the growth plates in the long bones fuse (which occurs relatively later in 47, XXX females than in 46, XX). Once the growth plates are fused, there is no increase in linear height. ...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?

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?

8.5 -13 years: First sign of puberty is breast development. Normal age range is 8.5-13 years. Once puberty starts, it takes about 2.5-3.Years before having your first period. Early puberty in girls is common and is usually idiopathic and benign. There is a large list of causes of late puberty which would be too hard to talk about in this forum. ...Read more

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How is vaginitis in young girls diagnosed before puberty?

Swab: Without needing to do a true internal exam, i small swab of the discharge can be obtained and examined under the microscope to determine the cause of the vaginitis and initiate specific treatment. ...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