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Doctor insights on: Metformin Slows Early Puberty In Girls

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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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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Precocious Puberty (Definition)

Precocious puberty is a medical condition in which development of secondary sex characteristics (breasts, testicular enlargement) occurs before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. Often times, especially in girls, the cause is unknown and not harmful to the child. However, all children with precocious puberty should see a doctor to rule out harmful causes such as cancer. Furthermore, early puberty can stunt growth due to premature closure of the growth plates. Early detection and intervention can prevent ...Read more


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Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Possibly but...: There is evidence that girls who consume relatively high levels of dairy ; meat have earlier puberty but it is not clear if organic dairy ; meat would affect this; it might be due to the protein increasing growth hormone, but it might also be related to pesticide residues that have estrogen-like effects. I advise eating organic for other reasons- see http://huff.To/1byvjbz ; http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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What causes precocious puberty in girls?

What causes precocious puberty in girls?

Precocious puberty: Precocious puberty is pubertal development before age 8 in girls. The causes are too many and complex to review, but are divided into gdpp) early developmental signals from the brain, and gipp) abnormal steroid production, such as from tumors or ingesting hormonal medication. Over 80% of gdpp in girls is idiopathic, meaning no cause is identified. ...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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What are your thoughts about early puberty causes?

What are your thoughts about early puberty causes?

Precocious puberty: Environmental exposure of some kind may spark it. I believe hair products like shampoos or gels may contain Estrogens which make the hair look good but induce puberty to begin. Weight gain in girls has been proven to lead to early puberty. ...Read more

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Could masturbating cause early puberty?

Could masturbating cause early puberty?

May reverse...?: It may be more logically to state: could early puberty cause masturbating? Reaching puberty denotes acquiring the ability to reproduce through testicular growth and testosterone production to transform into adulthood. But the age of puberty can vary among individuals. ...Read more

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Can milk thistle cause early puberty?

It's unclear ...: Extracts of the milk thistle plant can act like estrogen and enhance the body's estrogen effects. Extracts of the seeds do not seem to have this same effect. Those with hormone sensitive conditions (i.e., breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids) should not take milk thistle. ...Read more

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Do hormones in meat cause early puberty?

Do hormones in meat cause early puberty?

No: To reaffirm, dr. Vuguin, there is no evidence that these hormones trigger early onset of puberty. This has been proposed as a possibility and is currently under investigation. ...Read more

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Do hormones in milk cause early puberty?

Do hormones in milk cause early puberty?

Probably Not: There has been discussion that hormones in the environment may trigger hormonal changes in our children. To my knowledge currently there is no evidence supporting this concern. ...Read more

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Is early tooth loss related to early puberty?

Is early tooth loss related to early puberty?

No: Tooth loos is usually associated with periodontal disease, which takes many years to manefest itself, and for the most part can be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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