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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.

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Should your pubic hair be blonde at the start of puberty?

Should your pubic hair be blonde at the start of puberty?

Not necessarily: Prior to puberty, the hair in the genital area is very fine, but may not necessarily be blond.

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What do you suggest if I hit puberty at 16. I am 17 now and about 5'6 and all the changes that occurred was some pubic hair.?

What do you suggest if I hit puberty at 16. I am 17 now and about 5'6 and all the changes that occurred was some pubic hair.?

See your doctor: Male pubertal changes can take several years. Many boys hit their peak height by 17, but some may continue to grow into their early 20's. Puberty does involve hair growth, but also changes in the penis, testicles, and body mass. If you are concerned, see your doctor.

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I began getting pubic hair at 13 (coloured) but didn't actually enter puberty until 14.5-15. I'm now 18 and still look quite young for my age???

I began getting pubic hair at 13 (coloured) but didn't actually enter puberty until 14.5-15. I'm now 18 and still look quite young for my age???

Puberty: It is a multi year process. There are many books on it. You can see an adolescent medicine specialist or an endocrinologist to help you go through the process.

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Hey, im 19 years old and im still not finished in puberty, I have pubic hair and I have to shave in the face from time to time, how can I speed it up?

Still growing?: Some boys continue to grow after high school for a year or so if they started puberty late. However, of this isn't the case, then you may merit an endocrine evaluation to make sure that your development is going normally.

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Hi is a 6 inch penis for a14 year old that has little pubic hair and has not finished puberty big? And will it grow and how much?

Hi is a 6 inch penis for a14 year old that has little pubic hair and has not finished puberty big? And will it grow and how much?

Relax and stop to...: Your current 6-inch penis is long and good, and you still expect another 4-5 years to grow since physical growth comes to halt soon reaching adulthood, for men, roughly age 18, as pre-coded and decided by genetic factors. So, stop worrying about your manifesting secondary sex characteristics, give time & patience, and you will be fine most likely. More? Seek evaluation & counseling.

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Will my 6 inch penis grow to 7 inch.14 year old that has not finished puberty with little pubic hair?

Will my 6 inch penis grow to 7 inch.14 year old that has not finished puberty with little pubic hair?

Maybe, maybe not: You may be done, you may grow more. That is life. Why the focus on your penis? You should spend more time studying and less looking at porn where workers are selected for their special talents.

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I haven't hit puberty, I am 16. I have pubic hair. One of my testicles is nearly double the size of the other which scares me.?

I haven't hit puberty, I am 16. I have pubic hair. One of my testicles is nearly double the size of the other which scares me.?

Sounds like you: Have it puberty. That's what pubic hair is all about. You probably have a deeper voice, emerging facial hair, broadening shoulders, elongation of limbs and facial bones, etc. A larger testicle isn't by itself such a big deal, unless it is painful, or causes dysfunction. But a check with your pediatrician wouldn't hurt.

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I'm 16 and my genitals haven't grown but I have gone through puberty (pubic hair, deeper voice, facial hair etc). Should I be worried? What can I do?

Contradiction: You seem to have a normal pubertal developments. I wonder you have an unreasonable expectation regarding the size of genitalia. If you are really concerned, see your family doctor.

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How do you know if you completed puberty? Is it poss to never complete it? Have had normal periods since 13, pubic hair, etc but am pretty flat chested

How do you know if you completed puberty? Is it poss to never complete it? Have had normal periods since 13, pubic hair, etc but am pretty flat chested

Puberty and growth: In girls is mostly done by 2 years after periods start. However since breast size is so variable from person to person, it is hard to predict whether that will change much at your age. Pregnancy and change in weight can definitely affect breast size, but without either of those factors, it would be unlikely that your breasts would become significantly larger.

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I am 21. ..But I hav not started my puberty yet no growth...No pubic hair...Penis size like a child...I am suffering from hypogonadtropic hypogonadism?

I am 21. ..But I hav not started my puberty yet no growth...No pubic hair...Penis size like a child...I am suffering from hypogonadtropic hypogonadism?

Something...: Something is going on that is causing you not to produce hormones by your age that would have started your pubertal changes. You need to see an endocrinologist asap and determine first why and then what the treatment for you needs to be based on that. Don't delay any longer - you are already in your 20's.

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I'm 17 and my penis is 3 hard and that's pushing it and my girth is just bigger than my finger.... am I ever going to grow? Also I'm pretty late in puberty, I can grow chops, I have pubic hair, arm put hair, and my voice already kinda deepen. Also I'm a

I'm 17 and my penis is 3 hard and that's pushing it and my girth is just bigger than my finger.... am I ever going to grow? Also I'm pretty late in puberty, I can grow chops, I have pubic hair, arm put hair, and my voice already kinda deepen. Also I'm a

Puberty Takes time: "From the time puberty starts until it is fully complete can be several years. It often takes 3 to 5 years from onset to completion. Penis size during puberty is greatly influenced by the stage of puberty." * Give yourself some time. Also, remember, your doctor is used to talking about these topics. I know it seems strange, but your doctor won't freak out on you, I promise. *DrGreene. Com

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I want to know if im going through puberty or not? 20 years old, extremely obese in high school with no change during, at 20 began to try and get in shape, and im just now developing facial hair, genitalia under formed. Have pubic hair, but no growth. Did

Obesity: We are just starting to learn all of the endocrine impacts of obesity, but we are learning that peripheral adipose tissue, fat, does increase estrogen levels. This can affect fertility, testosterone levels, sex drive, and even certain types of cancer. I would agree with an evaluation by a physician and encourage you to continue in your weight loss attempts. Perhaps seek advice of a dietician.

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I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors?

I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors?

Courage: Doctors see all sorts of things and when you go to the doc he/she will diagnose what is going on. You MAY have an hormonal imbalance that can be dealt with more easily than you think. Please do see your doctor. It will give you peace of mind and help. Peace and good health.

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I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors for years now can I still grow in height and my penis I can get my hormones sortedI never had the growth spurts everyon

I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors for years now can I still grow in height and my penis I can get my hormones sortedI never had the growth spurts everyon

No help without: Seeing your doctor, you need to be evaluated right, after physical exam, blood tests and x-rays would tell how your bone age is and whether you need some hormonal treatment to achieve puberty and adolescence, your doctor would refer you to a specialist, mainly an endocrinologist. Don't delay any further, goodluck,

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How would I know if I successfully completed pubertal development? Is that simply having had an occasional period and pubic hair?

How would I know if I successfully completed pubertal development? Is that simply having had an occasional period and pubic hair?

Several year sequenc: Puberty takes place over a period of several years in which a number of the parts of your body change both internally and externally and you become capable of having children. There are many good books and websites on the stages of puberty. There is no sharply defined border for that and girls frequently mature before boys and attract the attention of boys early.

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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.

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Puberty (Definition)

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