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Girls Hitting Puberty Early
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
At or around Age 14: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: There are "early bloomers" and "late bloomers". Early puberty occurs in middle school and late bloomers hit growth spurt in 9-10th grades. Girls do the bulk of growing the two years before menses and boys will hit growth spurt (on the average) between 12-14 years and can grow until age 20 . I always ask parents when they hit their growth spurt as that provides idea when their children might.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Boys normally enter puberty between ages 9-14 as evident by initiation of testicular growth. The actual pubertal growth spurt happens during mid-late puberty in boys. Puberty is complete within 2-4.5 years from the start depending on the boy. The peak growth velocity can be anywhere from 1-3 years after signs of initial testicular enlargement. Statistically, the average age for this is 12-14 yo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Competitive: Gymnasts are often small people. Some studies argue that a chronic calorie deficiency compounded by an extraordinary amount of exercise may stunt growth, while others don't. We do know that delayed puberty is common among gymnasts, swimmers and runners, particularly in girls. Hypothalamic amenorrhea is often seen in these girls. Kids in less competitive gymnastics may not have problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growth centers close: You can only grow taller as long as your growth centers are open to new growth.The same hormones that signal puberty signal the growth centers to make a final push to new growth before closing. Late Bloomers just have a delay of growth beyond finishing at 16-17 (males) & may do so into their early 20's. An x-ray of the wrist/hand can be assessed for growth centers. If all closed, you are done. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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