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Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

No: To the contrary to the general belief, linear growth of overweight children is generally enhanced. ...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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Can a penis shrink during adolescence puberty?

Can a penis shrink during adolescence puberty?

Penis size: Puberty is the period of rapid growth and sexual maturation in one's life. Having said that, the penis attains its largest size during this period and should not shrink. ...Read more

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Isn't precocious puberty any sign of puberty earlier than normal?

Isn't precocious puberty any sign of puberty earlier than normal?

Not necessarily: Some signs overlap. The appearance of genital hair and underarm odor is under control of the adrenal glands and may precede true puberty by a couple of years. ...Read more

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Could late bloomers (in puberty) end puberty faster than early bloomers?

More information:: Here: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/care-services/conditions-treatments/late-puberty/Pages/index.aspx This may start to answer your concerns. ...Read more

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What causes precocious puberty in girls?

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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Will late bloomers receive any growth spurts?

Will late bloomers receive any growth spurts?

Depends: If they are late bloomers they would tend to enter puberty with less intensity & prolong the process from start to finish. An x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify "bone age" which is might show a BA of 14 in a 18 yo late bloomer. If the growth centers are open they can continue to grow until they close.If you are just hoping for more growth & the growth centers are closed you are done. ...Read more

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Is gynecomastia normal during puberty?

It happens: Should still look for other causes, e.g. Steroids used for bodybuilding , other pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana. Could also be a feature of obesity. Interestingly, certain increasing prevalent environmental pollutants, for example, bpa's, can function like female hormone in the human body. ...Read more

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Does dieting at young age cause delayed puberty?

Does dieting at young age cause delayed puberty?

It can: Underweight from dieting, or just underweight, often delays the onset of puberty and slows growth. Weight management in children should really be medically supervised for these reasons and more. ...Read more

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Does early puberty affect menopause?

Does early puberty affect menopause?

No: No, the age of onset of puberty is not an indicator of the onset of menopause. Menopause is defined as no period for 12 months, most commonly occurring around the age of 51. ...Read more

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When do normal girls reach their final breast development?

When do normal girls reach their final breast development?

Bet. 13 1/2 & 15 1/2: The age achieving full breast development (tanner stage v) ranges from 13 1/2 to 15 1/2 years. ...Read more

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Does everyone get a growth spurt during puberty?

Does everyone get a growth spurt during puberty?

Yes: Growth spurt is a part of pubertal events. In girls, growth spurt precedes menstruation by 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Do chubby boys get pubertal gynecomastia?

Do chubby boys get pubertal gynecomastia?

More commonly: Yes overweight males do have a greater tendency for gynecomastia that may be only partially reversible. This is due to the fact that circulating androgens tend to accumulate in fat where they may acquire estrogen like properties stimulating the breast tissue to grow. Oftentimes when obese individuals later lose weight the fat dissipates but the stimulated breast tissue persists. ...Read more

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Is ejaculating during teenage or puberty harmful?

Is ejaculating during teenage or puberty harmful?

Prob. beneficial if:: Ejaculation is not harmful. Masturbation is normal behavior done by almost everyone. It can help relieve stress. There is strong evidence ejaculation reduces risk of prostate cancer. It does not help or hinder growth (if anything it might stimulate growth as sexual arousal can raise testosterone levels). See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/id/qaa297851. ...Read more

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Whats central precocious puberty?

Whats central precocious puberty?

CPP: This is true puberty. When the pituitary gland begins to secrete pubertal levels of lh and fsh which act on testes or ovaries to initiate testicular enlargement in boys or breast development in girls. Cpp can only be diagnosed when girls are < 8 yo and boys < 9 yo. After this age, it is no longer precocious. ...Read more