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Could late bloomers (in puberty) end puberty faster than early bloomers?

Could late bloomers (in puberty) end puberty faster than early bloomers?

More information:: Here: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/care-services/conditions-treatments/late-puberty/Pages/index.aspx This may start to answer your concerns. ...Read more

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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


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Will late bloomers receive any growth spurts?

Will late bloomers receive any growth spurts?

Depends: If they are late bloomers they would tend to enter puberty with less intensity & prolong the process from start to finish. An x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify "bone age" which is might show a BA of 14 in a 18 yo late bloomer. If the growth centers are open they can continue to grow until they close.If you are just hoping for more growth & the growth centers are closed you are done. ...Read more

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Delayed growth spurts how late for girls?

Delayed growth spurts how late for girls?

It depends: This is dependent on when she enters puberty. A girl who hasn't started breast development by about age 12 has delayed puberty. Pubertal growth rates correlate with stages of puberty. ...Read more

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Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Yes, it is possible!: Typically long legs & large feet go with tall stature (like puppies with big paws) but not 100% of t he time. I do have a few patients with big feet who aren't tall. When the shoe size gets larger than 13, it becomes harder to find shoes in stores and you often have to search on-line & can be more expensive, hopefully they don't grow too large! ...Read more

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Isn't precocious puberty any sign of puberty earlier than normal?

Not necessarily: Some signs overlap. The appearance of genital hair and underarm odor is under control of the adrenal glands and may precede true puberty by a couple of years. ...Read more

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Does being a late bloomer delay growth in teens?

Does being a late bloomer delay growth in teens?

Yes: The timing of the growth spurt in teens is delayed in "late bloomers". I don't know your age or what the genital exam shows but it is likely you still have time to grow. ...Read more

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So does early masturation slow height growth ?

So does early masturation slow height growth ?

Precocious puberty: Early sexual maturation/physical development (precocious puberty) often lead to smaller/shorter stature as an adult. The earlier the process start, the more severe it is. Thus, often a child is evaluated regularly during early childhood/adolescent years to check for growth abnormality and institute treatment if needed. So, if u or someone you know may have this, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does growth spurts last longer for late bloomers?

Does growth spurts last longer for late bloomers?

Starts later: Growth spurt or puberty usually lasts about 3 years from onset to what is called stage 4 but it may take an additional year or longer to reach full adult physique. With late bloomers, it starts and ends later. Genetics as well as general health both contribute to age of puberty as well as body habitus. If concerned about your growth, see your doctor to assess chromosome or hormone abnormalities. ...Read more

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Do boys that have early growth spurt tend to grow taller then boys that are late bloomers as an outcome?

Do boys that have early growth spurt tend to grow taller then boys that are late bloomers as an outcome?

Can do opposite: The final height is based on genetic factors and modified by your health.Proper diet, rest and exercise aids it while the opposite can hurt. The hormones that trigger puberty also signal the growth spurt and final closure of the growth centers.Some that enter puberty early will finish/stop sooner.An x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify any remaining growth potential. ...Read more

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Very late puberty possible at age 20?

Late puberty: Possible but unlikely. If puberty is really not completed by this age you should see an endocrinologist. There may be a pathological reason why not. ...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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When to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature.?

At puberty.: At puberty, because their is synergy between reproductive hormones and hgh. Also, the growth plates are open. ...Read more

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Does having a late puberty growth spurt make you taller?

Does having a late puberty growth spurt make you taller?

No: Some people will experince constitutional growth delay, late onset of puberty. But, they will obtain their normal adult height, which is influenced by parental height. ...Read more

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Does dieting at young age cause delayed puberty?

Does dieting at young age cause delayed puberty?

It can: Underweight from dieting, or just underweight, often delays the onset of puberty and slows growth. Weight management in children should really be medically supervised for these reasons and more. ...Read more

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Very late puberty so would growth hormones help?

Very late puberty so would growth hormones help?

Gh: Not really related unless you are short. You may have adult gh deficiency. Too late to get any height. But it could positively affect your metabolism. ...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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Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

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Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

No: To the contrary to the general belief, linear growth of overweight children is generally enhanced. ...Read more

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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


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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 ...Read more