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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Precocious Puberty (Definition)

A condition in which development of secondary sex characteristics (breasts, testicular enlargement) occurs before age eight in girls and age nine 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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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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If a girl goes through precocious puberty, will she go through menopause before 40?

If a girl goes through precocious puberty, will she go through menopause before 40?

Puberty: There are no studies I'm aware of that show an association between precocious puberty and early menopause. ...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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Very early puberty?

What is the definition or description of: Very early puberty?

Very early puberty: Initial phase of puberty and/or precocious puberty -puberty occurring earlier than normal before age 10 in girls and age 12 in boys. ...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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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

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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?

Maybe/maybe not: Hopefully we all go through puberty and the same hormones that push it forward eventually tell the growth centers to close. If your hormones come out too strong and early (precocious puberty) you would cut off some potential. If you entered puberty at the approximate time of your buddies, you were likely just destined to be shorter than you wanted. Your parental average +2.5 in is male expectation ...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

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Does being obese as a child cause early puberty?

Does being obese as a child cause early puberty?

It depends: Overweight or obese females may enter puberty earlier. In obese males, puberty may be delayed. ...Read more

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Why do african americans have a higher early puberty rate (50%) than whites (15%)?

Why do african americans have a higher early puberty rate (50%) than whites (15%)?

Early puberty: I do not believe that the reason is known, although many researchers have studied this situation. ...Read more

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Can milk thistle cause early puberty?

It's unclear. ..: Extracts of the milk thistle plant can act like estrogen and enhance the body's estrogen effects. Extracts of the seeds do not seem to have this same effect. Those with hormone sensitive conditions (i.e., breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids) should not take milk thistle. ...Read more

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Do hormones in meat cause early puberty?

No: To reaffirm, dr. Vuguin, there is no evidence that these hormones trigger early onset of puberty. This has been proposed as a possibility and is currently under investigation. ...Read more

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Do hormones in milk cause early puberty?

Do hormones in milk cause early puberty?

Probably Not: There has been discussion that hormones in the environment may trigger hormonal changes in our children. To my knowledge currently there is no evidence supporting this concern. ...Read more

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Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

No: Not in my experience. I see the same age range of puberty in my autistic girls as I did when I practiced general pediatrics. ...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. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more