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What are the stages of puberty in males?

What are the stages of puberty in males?

Tanner stages: Tanner stage 1: child. Stage 2: enlargement of the testes and beginnings of pubic hair. Stage 3: more pubic hair. Beginning of hair elsewhere. Stage 4: thick pubic hair in pubic area. Stage 5: pubic hair grows up towards belly button, mature testes, physically adult. ...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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What are the stages of puberty for boys?

Tanner 1 to 5: Tanner1: infantile genititals. 2: growth of the testicles and early elevation of testosterone. Scattered pubic hair. 3: growth of the penis and more pubic hair. 4: penis and testicles approaching adult size, pubic hair now a full triangle. 5: pubic hair extends to thighs and lower abdomen, and facial hair is present. Puberty usually starts at age 12 and continues for 3-4 years. ...Read more

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Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Female puberty: As in boys, one of the first signs of puberty is body odor. The development of the hourglass body configuration also starts at the same time. Then comes breast enlargement. Appearance of axillary and pubic hair follows later. After about 1 to 2 years into puberty, the first menstrual period arrives. After a few more years of physical and psychological changes, a lady is born. ...Read more

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Lowest normal age of puberty in boys?

Lowest normal age of puberty in boys?

Puberty: Earliest "normal" is 9 yrs. Most don't have any signs before10.5. ...Read more

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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

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What are the causes of precocious puberty in boys?

Multiple: Testicular tumors, central problems that stimulate the brain to start signals to the testicle such as tumors, head trauma and other rare syndromes. The most common cause is idiopathic meaning no known cause. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the stages of puberty for boys?

Five stages...: These are the general stages: 1. Growth of testes/scrotum, fine pubic hair. 2. Rapid body growth, continued increase in pubic hair. 3. Penis grows; continued rapid body growth; voice starts changing. 4. Continued increase in penis size; course pubic hair; hair in armpits and face; can; even faster body growth. 5. Final adult height and male physique. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Do boys grow in height in every tanner stage?

Do boys grow in height in every tanner stage?

They grow: They certainly grow in every Tanner stage, in some more than others. Certainly after reaching Tanner 5 at some point they stop growing. In general boys stop growing by 18-20. ...Read more

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What is the earliest age of normal menarche ie start of mensturation in females?

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9 years of age: Menarche occurs 2 - 2 1/2 years after the first sign of puberty which appears as early as 7 years of age. ...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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What are the signs of a growth spurt for males after puberty?

Growth: After puberty a male has more hair, grows taller and has more musculature. ...Read more

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When in life do the signs of male menopause begin?

When in life do the signs of male menopause begin?

Andropause: In men over 45 testosterone levels can decrease to much lower than they were as young men. This is called andropause. Many men will have fatigue, grumpiness, loss of muscle and stamina, and loss of sex drive. Symptoms should be evaluated for consideration of testosterone replacement. ...Read more

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What are the stages of female puberty?

Puberty: Girls usually have breast development first, approximately 2 years before they start their periods. The fastest growth time is the 2 years before and 2 years after the beginning of menses. After breast development (which can progress gradually), girls will develop underarm hair and pubic hair. They will start getting more curves, gaining some body fat (which is essential to adequate estrogen). ...Read more

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Is menstruation in my daughter at the age of nine considered precocious puberty?

Is menstruation in my daughter at the age of nine considered precocious puberty?

No: Menstruation before age 8 is precocious puberty in girls, so 'no.' normally other pubertal changes - breast-budding, pubic hair growth, axillary hair - also occur before menarche. This is just a generalization; if any doubt, absolutely consult her pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of puberty in girls?

What are the symptoms of puberty in girls?

Puberty: Puberty generally starts earlier for girls, some time between 8 and 13 years of age. For most girls, the first evidence of puberty is breast development, but it can be the growth of pubic hair. As her breasts start to grow, a girl will initially have small, firm, tender lumps . After 1 to 2 years after that , growth spurts start. Followed by menstrual cycles in girls . ...Read more

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Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Greater demand: Subtle processing irregularities may not be identified in earlier years when the environmental demands were not as complex, , and individuals are developing skills to meet the needs of theri irregular processing instead of developing more typical skills so with the adolescent brain pruning thier function is more compromised that is functional. ...Read more

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