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What if you had early puberty?

What if you had early puberty?

How early: Puberty is earlier than in the past. Breast development at 7 is no longer considered early. If you have concerns about early signs of puberty, talk to the child's pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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What are your thoughts about early puberty causes?

What are your thoughts about early puberty causes?

Precocious puberty: Environmental exposure of some kind may spark it. I believe hair products like shampoos or gels may contain Estrogens which make the hair look good but induce puberty to begin. Weight gain in girls has been proven to lead to early puberty. ...Read more

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Possible that early puberty stopped me from achieving my height potential?

Possible that early puberty stopped me from achieving my height potential?

Yes : One of the side effects of early puberty is more rapid maturation of growth plates. That causes the growth plates to fuse sooner. Early puberty is defined by breast tissue in girls younger than 8 and by testicular enlargement in boys younger than 9. ...Read more

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Can stress cause early puberty?

Can stress cause early puberty?

Am not familiar with: Any literature indicated that increased stress would lead to accelerated puberty. ...Read more

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Does early puberty affect menopause?

Does early puberty affect menopause?

No: No, the age of onset of puberty is not an indicator of the onset of menopause. Menopause is defined as no period for 12 months, most commonly occurring around the age of 51. ...Read more

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Could masturbating cause early puberty?

Could masturbating cause early puberty?

May reverse...?: It may be more logically to state: could early puberty cause masturbating? Reaching puberty denotes acquiring the ability to reproduce through testicular growth and testosterone production to transform into adulthood. But the age of puberty can vary among individuals. ...Read more

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Is early puberty associated with early menopause?

Is early puberty associated with early menopause?

Not necessarily: Early puberty signals the onset of sexual organ maturation sooner than the average age. While this can occur, it does not necessarily mean that menopause will occur sooner. The number of reproductive years reported is an average, as every woman is different. ...Read more

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My daughter is experiencing early puberty anything I can do about it now?

See a specialist.: There are many causes of premature pubertal development. You should take your daughter to a pediatrician for a physical exam. There may be need for a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist (hormone specialist). ...Read more

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Are there similarities between the symptoms of early puberty & perimenopause?

Are there similarities between the symptoms of early puberty & perimenopause?

Sure: Both of these life stages involve huge shifts in the hormone levels in a woman's body. Hormonal balance is critical to a woman's moods, as well as a number of other physical symptoms. So moodiness is the key similarity, also sleep disturbances and changes in energy levels. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause early puberty?

Possibly, but rare: So far the fda has received only 16 case reports of this.All had been on Risperdal for 2-5 years and the largest group was being treated for autism. It is hard to use these reports to infer cause and effect, but it is possible. ...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