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Can you explain if it's possible to break your hymen before hitting puberty?

Can you explain if it's possible to break your hymen before hitting puberty?

Yes: Some women are born with no hymen, a limited wide shelf like hymen or lose it through childhood trauma, self sex, or other event. Those with the typical intact hymen will have it broken during penetrating intercourse. ...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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Does the hymen go away after puberty?

Does the hymen go away after puberty?

No: Some hymens are little more than a ridge so a post pubeertal woman might think that it went away spontaneously. However a hymen usually remains until it gets torn or ruptured. ...Read more

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I have an intact hymen, will I bleed first intercourse? (important) do all women during puberty have crescent hymens? Is the hymen an elastic membrane?

I have an intact hymen, will I bleed first intercourse? (important) do all women during puberty have crescent hymens? Is the hymen an elastic membrane?

Hymen facts: The hymen is a fibro-elastic membrane that is found at the opening of the vagina and can be stretched (without breaking) by tampons, fingers, etc. They have various appearances in puberty and adulthood from cribiform to crescent to completely intact which will not permit menstrual flow. There may not be bleeding when the hymen is broken as it depends on its condition prior to the event. ...Read more

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When is puberty?

Puberty: Girls: breast budding indicates the initiation of pituitary pubertal hormones activating the ovaries. In boys, the same pituitary hormones will lead to testicular enlargement. Girls usually start b/w 8-12/13 years old. Boys start b/w 9-13/14 years old. ...Read more

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What is late puberty?

What is late puberty?

Delayed puberty: The typical adolescent, endowed with the impatience and insecurities of youth, would probably insist that any nanosecond that doesn’t bring an increase in height, breast size or beard growth qualifies as delayed puberty. Medicine has its own definitions: for boys, no testicular enlargement by the age of thirteen; and for girls, no breast development by thirteen or no menarche by sixteen. ...Read more

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What happens during puberty?

What happens during puberty?

Changes of puberty: Puberty or sexual maturation is a period of many changes for both males and females. Hormonal changes cause changes within the sexual organs - ovaries, testicles, penis - and secondary changes such as pubic hair and axillary hair growth. Mood changes may be associated as well. Many adolescents develop acne as well. ...Read more

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What are the stages of puberty?

What are the stages of puberty?

Tanner staging: Tanner 1 is pre-puberty; tanner 5 is the end of puberty. Stages 2-4 are the transitions in between. Tanner stages are determined by breast or testicular development as well as pubic hair span. ...Read more

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Hi I have a question on puberty?

What is it?: Ask us your question as specific as you can so we can answer. ...Read more

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What is considered late puberty?

Late puberty: No physical changes including development of pubic hair and/ or breast development by the age of 14 usually gets this pediatrician's attention. ...Read more

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What marks the start of puberty?

What marks the start of puberty?

Depends: In males, testicular enlargement is considered the first marker. The enlargement the nipple on one or both sides is considered the marker for females. ...Read more

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First symptoms of puberty are what?

Male puberty: As is in girls, one of the earliest signs of puberty is body odor. Some boys also develop short-term mild breast enlargement. Then comes the development of facial and pubic hair. The most noticeable change is voice change to a baritone quality. Sex organ enlargement is implied. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Puberty?

What are the symptoms of Puberty?

Puberty: Hello Martin527. For males, some signs of puberty are enlargement of the testicles and penis, pubic hair, growth spurt, and presence of semen in the urine or with "wet dreams". For girls, some signs of puberty are breast development, growth spurt, public hair, normal vaginal discharge, and starting periods. For consults, my direct link is
healthtap. Com/vanessanealmd at code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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Is bo a sign of puberty in preteens?

Is bo a sign of puberty in preteens?

Not necessarily: The odor glands are influenced by hormones made in the adrenal glands and may become active months to years before the onset of puberty. Although they often happen in parallel, the true awakening of puberty is signaled by nipple enlargement in girls and increased testicle size in males. ...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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What are the symptoms of puberty for boys?

What are the symptoms of puberty for boys?

Puberty: The first sign is enlargement of the testicles in volume, then comes facial hair, under arm hair, voice change, rapid growth.
Lots of teenage kids show mood changes long before any of these. ...Read more

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What is the workup for late puberty in boys?

What is the workup for late puberty in boys?

Late puberty: Most cases of delayed puberty are simply variants of normal development and not cause for alarm. Half of all adolescents who experience such delays have a parent or sibling whose growth followed a similar pattern. Depending on the cause, workup will include tests for malnutrition brought on by diseases, medications or eating disorders in addition to growth hormone, testosterone and other hormones. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as an "elastic hymen"?

Is there such a thing as an "elastic hymen"?

Yes there is: Presume you mean a hymen that can stretch with intercourse without tearing. Female with this kind of hymen can repeatedly ; falsely claim to be a virgin! ...Read more

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Is it possible to be watching puberty blues?

Is it possible to be watching puberty blues?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by saying "watching puberty blues". It sounds like a good name for a Lifetime movie! If you have a teen entering puberty and they are very moody, you may be seeing the effects of changing hormone levels. But you could also be seeing a depressed teen, so best to get a professional evaluation before you just chalk it up to puberty moods. ...Read more

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Why are kids reaching puberty so much earlier?

Better nutrition: Puberty (different from menopause) varies widely due to environmental factors. The greatest role in earlier puberty seems to be improved nutrition. ...Read more

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How could you tell if you going though puberty?

Look at your body: You begin to develop changes in your body as it matures into an adult. Such as changes in muscle mass, fat, hair growth, breast or testicular growth. You also have a growth spurt in height, change in voice, acne and mental changes where you begin to think more affectionately about the opposite sex. Relax, it's a fun, but occasionally painful ride. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the stages of puberty?

1-5: They are describes as tanner stages 1-5. One is prepubertal, then onset breast buds in females and increased testicular volume in boys...Three to five demonstrate increased hair and then voice changes and onset periods. ...Read more

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What determines the official "start" of puberty?

CHANGES OF PUBERTY: Begin w/pulsatile release of hormones frm pituitary gland w/rise of testicular/ovarian/ adrenal estrogen, androgen, etc. Sequence of changes called: sexual maturity rating (smr)/tanner stages. Girls: breast bud 8-13 yr; menses-2 1/2 yr later. Boys: testicular enlargemt 9 1/2 yr; some breast hypertrophy/40-65%, penile growth. Both sx: armpit/genital hair, body odor/ voice change, sexual interest/urge. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the 4 stages of puberty!?

I was wondering what are the 4 stages of puberty!?

Puberty: Puberty for boys and girls are different but they both start at stage 1 in the prepubertal stage. Stage 2 is breast budding and testicular enlargement. Stage 3 enlarged breast and penis, pubic hair grows for boys and darkens for girls. Stage 4 menses, growth spurt in boys, darker pubic hair in boys. Stage 5 fully mature sexual adult, height slows or stops. ...Read more

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What is the biggest effect puberty have on someone?

What is the biggest effect puberty have on someone?

Different...: For some acne is big. For sme it's menstruation. For some it's physical growth. For all it's a time of struggle and emotional maturation. It's the transition from childhood to adulthood. It's huge, and there really is no "biggest.". ...Read more

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What could be the very latest that puberty could come?

What could be the very latest that puberty could come?

Normal vs delay: Normal pubertal development typically starts with breast budding in girls by 12-13 years-old and in boys, testicular enlargement should start by 13-14 years-old. Later than that is delayed puberty. Periods begin within 2-3 years following onset of breast development on average. Precocious puberty happens in girls prior to 8 yo and boys before 9 yo. ...Read more

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Please explain to me what causes gynecomasita in puberty?

Gynecomastia: About half of males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty.Males actually make a little estrogen which is very close in structure to testosterone.Normally it will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. Carrying around extra weight can aggravate the issue as fat can masquerade as breast tissue. ...Read more

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What are all of the signs of someone going through puberty?

What are all of the signs of someone going through puberty?

Depends: If you are a girl the process is as follows: breast buds-->pubic hair-->growth spurt--> then menses. If you are a boy the process is not as straight forward: increased body size, penile and scrotum growth, pubic hair, and voice changes.

The key is growth! The childlike body becomes more and more like an adult. ...Read more

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Does puberty end at 17?

No Set Date: There is no set age in which puberty ends. Girls tend to start and finish with puberty sooner than boys, but each person is unique and can start/end puberty at different times. In boys, the first signs of puberty are enlargement of the scrotum and testes, followed by lengthening of the penis. Next, pubic hair appears followed by hair growth off the face and underarms. ...Read more

Hymen (Definition)

A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes ...Read more