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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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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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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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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

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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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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