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Typical age for girl to hit puberty? What is the average age that girls begin puberty? How long does it last? What causes some girls to start extremely early and some to start extremely late?

Typical age for girl to hit puberty? What is the average age that girls begin puberty? How long does it last? What causes some girls to start extremely early and some to start extremely late?

The: The average age of puberty and menstruation (first period is called menarche) has steadily declined over the last 30-40 years. Now, menstruation normally begins between the ages of 11 and 13 years old. Menstruation is the defining moment of puberty for women, but there are events that happen first...Breast bud development, pubic hair development, rapid growth, etc. Genetics plays a large part in when puberty occurs as well as exposure to environmental Estrogens and other hormones. ...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


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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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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 a person life, how many puberty do/can they go through? How many drastic appearance changes? Facial and body change? Is it same for boys and girls?

In a person life, how many puberty do/can they go through? How many drastic appearance changes? Facial and body change? Is it same for boys and girls?

Puberty: puberty happens once for everyone. It isn't the same for boys or girls. There is no specific time as to when it starts. That is why one boy may start to have facial hair at age 15 and another not until age 16. ...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

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How to delay puberty in girls naturally?

Can't: No healthy way to do naturally. If extremely early ("precocious puberty") is done pharmaceutically. ...Read more

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What causes precocious puberty in girls?

Not sure: Puberty is occurring earlier - we think because girls are heavier. True precocious puberty may be due to many factors. If you have a girl child who is growing breasts or having a menstrual period ahead of her peers see a pediatric endocrinologist now. ...Read more

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Late puberty compared to the other girls. Is my growth normal? Will my chest catch up?

GROWTH: Every person has a different growth pattern or percentile but are all normal. A 10 th percentile child is smaller than a 75 th percentile. Pls. Consult your peds. ...Read more

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I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

By adolescence: Hi. The tallness is noticed by adolescence. The height increase only occurs in females with 47, XXX until the growth plates in the long bones fuse (which occurs relatively later in 47, XXX females than in 46, XX). Once the growth plates are fused, there is no increase in linear height. ...Read more

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What is precocious puberty and what are the symptoms in girls?

What is precocious puberty and what are the symptoms in girls?

Early puberty: It usually starts before age8y of age. If it early breast development the child will be monitored for other signs of puberty. The reason to follow closely is so height is not prematurely affected, thus the child would be shorter than predicted. ...Read more

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How is vaginitis in young girls diagnosed before puberty?

Swab: Without needing to do a true internal exam, I small swab of the discharge can be obtained and examined under the microscope to determine the cause of the vaginitis and initiate specific treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from growing taller? What is the age for girls to stop growing taller? Is it possible to grow taller after puberty?

How can I stop myself from growing taller? What is the age for girls to stop growing taller? Is it possible to grow taller after puberty?

2 in after periods: Most girls will grow about 2 inches after the start of their periods. This is usually around the age of 14 1/2 to 15. At 27 you should have finished your linear growth years ago. Although once it was commonplace for tall girls to receive high doses of estrogen to limit their growth, it is now uncommonly done because of known and theoretical side effects of therapy. ...Read more

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Hello. I am 29 years old and since puberty I have been liking mature women aged 50 to 70 years more than girls my age. Is this probrem? Thank you.

Hello. I am 29 years old and since puberty I have been liking mature women aged 50 to 70 years more than girls my age. Is this probrem? Thank you.

Define problem!: It will be hard to find a peer group your age that would accept your preference, but how and what you do is your business. If you can find any willing partners, go for it. However, you may want to invest some time with a therapist to reveal why you are drawn to this age group. It may help you become more comfortable with your choices. ...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 can cause delayed puberty in girls?

Multiple causes: Delayed puberty results from disruption of the hormones regulating periods. Often delayed puberty is familial, with a family history of later periods. Weight loss, low weight or intense exercise causing low body weight can disrupt hormonal balance. Occasionally it can be a genetic issue like turner's syndrome. If the delay is significantly past 12 to 13 y old, then a workup is in order. ...Read more

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Drinking water from a warn or cold water-botton will make puberty come earlier for girls?

Drinking water from a warn or cold water-botton will make puberty come earlier for girls?

Myth: No such thing, for your safety, please don't drink from unknown water sources, drink only known potable water, good luck ...Read more

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Why does girls and guys hit puberty younger but if they have sex before 18 they get in trouble?

Why does girls and guys hit puberty younger but if they have sex before 18 they get in trouble?

Nature vs culture: I've always thought it sad kids got all the physical parts & urges of adulthood long before the wiring in the brain finished. Reproductive urges probably did humans well thousands of yrs ago when people seldom lived past 40. Now the society u live in wants u to wait & recognize the good/bad choices for what they are. No body owes u a living or easy access to sex.Welcome to the real world. ...Read more

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Does gymnastics stunt growth or delay puberty in boys or girls?

Does gymnastics stunt growth or delay puberty in boys or girls?

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 more

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Do girls need to shave their legs hair before puberty?

No: Nobody ever needs to shave anything. You can shave anything you like but it is never necessary. What body parts people choose to shave are culturally determined and those preferrances change over time. ...Read more

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Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

More to come, likely: Most people continue to grow through their mid to late adolescence, and some can continue to grow into their early 20's, but the is unusual. Likely you have a ways to go still before you stop growing. ...Read more

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Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Usually not: But check w/your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more