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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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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


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When does puberty usually end for girls?

When does puberty usually end for girls?

Age 15-17: There are 5 stages of puberty. The landmark for girls is menstruation which on avg starts at age12-13 at late stage 3, early stage 4. After that height growth slows, but breasts and hips become fuller by stage 5. Which is considered mature adult. Some girls start puberty 2-3 years earlier or later, and are still healthy. Often, there is a familial pattern. ...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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What are the sympthons for girls during puberty?

What are the sympthons for girls during puberty?

Many: During puberty a girl will experience a change in the shape and physical characteristics of her body. Hips will widen, breast tissue develop, hair growth will occur in pubic and axillary areas as well as legs. Menses will begin and hormonal changes will result in mood swings, irregularity in periods, eventual stabilization of ovulation and, about a year after the period starts growth will stop. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can hit puberty fast for girls?

Can i tell me how i can hit puberty fast for girls?

I assume you mean: for a pre-pubertal girl, not yourself. You have to let nature take its course. If the girl is in her late teens, ask her pediatrician if her puberty is delayed. The doctor will know what lab & X-ray tests to do or refer her to a pediatric endicrinologist. ...Read more

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How to know if you've finished going through puberty for girls?

See below: Once you have a regular menstruation and breast and pubic hair take shapes of adult's, pubertal changes are through. ...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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Is it true that if you start puberty early, you'll be shorter than girls who started late?

Is it true that if you start puberty early, you'll be shorter than girls who started late?

Height is genetic: Girls still grow after menarche (starting their periods) , on average 2 to 4 inches, though peak growth spurts will have generally already occurred. How tall an individual will be is determined by genetics and overall health and nutrition. ...Read more

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What are the best websites for girls to know what is going on with their body during puberty?

American Girl: www.americangirl.com has a lot of great info and books about all the changes that come with puberty. Their "care and keeping of you" book talks about the physical changes, but they also have books about emotional and social changes as well. You can get the books from the library, too. The other websites to look at are www.Healthychildren.Org and the mayo clinic website. Good luck! ...Read more

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In puberty, do girls' voices change?

Yes, definitely: Girls voice boxes respond to steroid production during puberty just like boys. Wouldn't it sound silly if adult women had children's voices? ...Read more