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If my child is anorexic will she have delayed onset of puberty?

If my child is anorexic will she have delayed onset of puberty?

Anorexia: More than likely if it is not corrected. The body needs a certain mass to proceed through puberty. ...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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What dose of testosterone should be used to start the onset of puberty by ribcage expansion and shoulder widening in delayed puberty if testis is 15ml?

What dose of testosterone should be used to start the onset of puberty by ribcage expansion and shoulder widening in delayed puberty if testis is 15ml?

See your doctor: Please see your own doctor -- and/or an endocrinologist -- about your concerns. Trying to manipulate your own body with online or other testosterone could be dangerous to you. ...Read more

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If you develop anorexia before puberty (causing delayed puberty), after recovery, will your breasts ever reach their full potential size?

If you develop anorexia before puberty (causing delayed puberty), after recovery, will your breasts ever reach their full potential size?

Maybe: If the anorexia occurs after breast development, the fat loss in the breast will be replaced during recovery. Hard to predict if it will be the same amount if no anorexia. If the anorexia occurs during breast growth, then it could affect duct and gland growth. ...Read more

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Had anorexia ages 17-24. Had A-cup breasts until mid 30's. Now 41 with C-cup. Same weight for 15 years. Delayed puberty completion? Don't understand..

Possible: Late development is possible, and with the history of anorexia, which can affect your hormone levels at the time, which now have normalized, your breasts appear to have matured. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why in thalssemia major child will develop stunted growth and delayed in puberty?

Why in thalssemia major child will develop stunted growth and  delayed in puberty?

Poor oxygen/nutrient: Thalessemia major is a genetric disorder which can and typically cause significant /severe anmia. The normal blood is essential to carry oxygen and nutrients to all organs/body tissues. A child with severe anemia will likely experience stunned growth/pubertal development because of pooor oxygen/nutrients needed for propper growth/development. Many have shortened lifespan. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

FAS/E? : This is very typical of fetal alcohol exposure/ syndrome. These patients tend to be of short stature, have anger management problems, learning disabilities, developmental delay and social disconnectedness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to postpone the onset of puberty by eating less?

Is it possible to postpone the onset of puberty by eating less?

Not as desired event: Some girls with clinically serious eating disorders can prevent growth and delay puberty and menses as a package. For example, an 80 lb 9 yo that drops to 60lb may show many health changes, including stopping growth and what may have been proper timing for puberty. It is not going to happen if a kid cuts back a bit and leans out some. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between autism and early onset of puberty?

Is there any correlation between autism and early onset of puberty?

Autism: Puberty can be thought of as a river being held in check by a dam. Negative or inhibitory impulses hold back puberty from starting early. Any "crack" in the dam can bring on puberty earlier by canceling these inhibitory impulses. Tumors, trauma, seizures, or even neuro chemical imballances may do this. ...Read more

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You think pollution of their bodies is happening with the earlier onset of puberty?

You think pollution of their bodies is happening with the earlier onset of puberty?

EnvironmentalPuberty: Premature onset of puberty is becoming more and more common. The environment plays a huge part in this phenomenon. For example, plastics contain phthalates, which are known as xeno-estrogens. Xeno means foreign. In addition, cows are being injected with bovine Estrogens and bovin growth hormones, which are ingested by kids when they eat beef or drink milk. Pesticides block normal hormones too. ...Read more

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My friend has early onset of puberty. How do I avoid getting it?

Not contagious: You can't catch early onset puberty from someone. That said, the most common cause of early onset puberty is unknown. A smaller percentage of kids with early onset puberty have familial tendencies, pituitary and brain abnormalities. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with early onset of puberty have?

Premature changes: Depending on cause of early true puberty and gender, child can have various signs/symptoms. Usually seen in girls, 90% have central precocious puberty which means premature activation of puberty triggers in the brain. The girl usually has premature breasts (age of normal onset depends on ethnicity). She can have spurt in growth rate and advanced bone age. Also appearance of pubic hair, odor, etc. ...Read more

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Is hirsutism and aloepcia curable? i dont hv PCOD or thyroid. i had early onset of puberty at 8 yrs. my left labia minora got enlarged at puberty.

Is hirsutism and aloepcia curable? i dont hv PCOD or thyroid. i had early onset of puberty at 8 yrs. my left labia minora  got enlarged at puberty.

Need followup: Need followup with an endocrinologist. That is a doctor with advanced training in hormone based diseases. Hirsuitism and alopecia are not curable persee but can be brought under control with the use of certain medications. ...Read more

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My hair are thinning and I have frontal baldness.I also have irregular periods.The hair loss started on the onset of puberty.Which disease is this?

My hair are thinning and I have frontal baldness.I also have irregular periods.The hair loss started on the onset of puberty.Which disease is this?

PCOS: You should see an endocrinologist or your obgyn for a complete evaluation. It sounds as though you may have pcos. There are medications that can help with all of the symptoms so go get checked out. ...Read more

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How to delay puberty in girls naturally?

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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Can puberty be delayed by not doing exercise?

Can puberty be delayed by not doing exercise?

Puberty: Exercise or no exercise should not affect the onset of puberty. There is a pretty wide range of when you can start puberty. Boys tend to start puberty later than girls. Feel free to post with more questions if that did not clear up your concerns. ...Read more

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What drugs treat delayed puberty?

What drugs treat delayed puberty?

Delayed puberty: Treatment can only be started after the doctor has taken a medical history. done a physical exam, reviewed height and weight growth curves, and appropriate lab tests. Then the doctor will decide the diagnosis and possible need for further evaluation or medication. ...Read more

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What can happened with delayed puberty?

What can happened with delayed puberty?

Delayed puberty: Most cases are because kids can be "late bloomers." no breast development by 12-13 in girls or no testicular enlargement by 14 in boys is diagnostic. Other conditions can cause this, but are less common. Many patients in this situation might be referred to a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix my delayed puberty at age 24?

Is it possible to fix my delayed puberty at age 24?

Needs evaluation: The underlying cause (s) should be sought first, e.g. Chromosome abnormality. ...Read more