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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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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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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?

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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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?

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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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

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Will early puberty lead to early baldness?

Will early puberty lead to early baldness?

No: No, early puberty has no bearing on future hair loos potential. Genetics plays a big role, look at family members for guide to what kind of hair loss you might expect as you get older. ...Read more

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Can taking testosterone boosters cause early puberty?

Can taking testosterone boosters cause early puberty?

Why?: There are no testosterone "boosters" except good health and nutrition and exercise. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. All those supplements are garbage worthless and potentially harmful. ...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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Is early tooth loss related to early puberty?

Is early tooth loss related to early puberty?

No: Tooth loos is usually associated with periodontal disease, which takes many years to manefest itself, and for the most part can be treated. ...Read more

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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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Does early puberty change your mind about the health benefits of soya products?

No: Most of the bad press that we read about soy is due to the genetically modified version of soy. Most soy in the us is genetically modified. If we look at countries where soy is consumed in abundanced, we don't see the negative health issues as we see in the us. Soy is a phytoestrogen, that's true, but the receptors that are infuenced by soy are actually non-stimulating. ...Read more

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My daughter is 10yrs old 90lb is very active and is going into early puberty. Can I give her high quality adult multi vitamins?

My daughter is 10yrs old 90lb is very active and is going into early puberty. Can I give her high quality adult multi vitamins?

Yes: We usually use about 90 pounds as a starting weight for adult dose medications. If she is in a growth spurt, good nutrition is important. ...Read more

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Can periodic (like female reproductive bleeding) rectal bleeding since early puberty be a symptom of intersex condition in an adult male?

Can periodic (like female reproductive bleeding) rectal bleeding since early puberty be a symptom of intersex condition in an adult male?

Doubt it: Common things are usually common. Periodic rectal bleeding in adult males is usually due to a fissure in the anal skin or hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I got early puberty when I was 9 and a half so it affect my body development and growth. Now I am 17.My father is 5.8, mother 5.3. I am 5.1.

I got early puberty when I was 9 and a half so it affect my body development and growth. Now I am 17.My father is 5.8, mother 5.3. I am 5.1.

Short Stature: You have what is defined as short stature and there are a number of reasons that can happen. These range from hereditary to lack of growth hormone, in your case likely early puberty. At your age you need to get an x-ray to check for your bone age to see if your bones have finished growing, if they have not then tests can be done to see if their are any treatments. Get in to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter is nine years and six months. She is 134cm tall. She is showing signs of early puberty, like growth in underarms and a few pubic hair.

My daughter is nine years and six months. She is 134cm tall. She is showing signs of early puberty, like growth in underarms and a few pubic hair.

Non specific: Odor/underarm hair & darkening of genital hair are signs of hormonal effect from the adrenal glands rather than estrogen. Having these at 9.5y is normal. Nipple enlargement is the first true sign of female pubertal change & generally precedes menses by 2-3yrs. ...Read more

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Is it true that fluoride makes breasts grow faster than normal, accounting for early puberty in pre-teens?

Not True: Yet another old wive's tale. There is evidence that this occurs, as my colleagues have noted. ...Read more

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Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Possibly but...: There is evidence that girls who consume relatively high levels of dairy ; meat have earlier puberty but it is not clear if organic dairy ; meat would affect this; it might be due to the protein increasing growth hormone, but it might also be related to pesticide residues that have estrogen-like effects. I advise eating organic for other reasons- see http://huff. To/1byvjbz
; http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...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