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What are the best websites for girls to know what is going on with their body during puberty?

What are the best websites for girls to know what is going on with their body during puberty?

American Girl: www.americangirl.com has a lot of great info and books about all the changes that come with puberty. Their "care and keeping of you" book talks about the physical changes, but they also have books about emotional and social changes as well. You can get the books from the library, too. The other websites to look at are www.Healthychildren.Org and the mayo clinic website. Good luck! ...Read more

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

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

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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...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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Does being overweight affect the height of a child during growing through puberty?

Does being overweight affect the height of a child during growing through puberty?

Final Height- No: Unless you are malnourished , or have a chronic disease or syndrome, your final height is genetically dtermined, regardless of obesity. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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

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