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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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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?

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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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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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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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