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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Which would be the consequences of untreated precocious puberty once they are a grown adult?

Which would be the consequences  of untreated precocious puberty once they are a grown adult?

It depends: Is this precocious puberty in a boy or girl? Age of diagnosis? Untreated precocious puberty in a 4 yo girl is much more likely to be a problem than for a 7 year-old. The younger the child, the more likely a reason to get a brain MRI looking for something pushing on the pituitary, particularly in a boy. Final height might be compromised; most very young girls not ready for periods, etc. ...Read more

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If you had precocious puberty as a child, will that have an affect on your health as an adult?

No: No is the short answer. There was a one particular study that came put in the 1990s looking into women who had first menses at a ver young age ~6-7yrs and they found out that 2 decades later they went on to have normal fertility and conception. The long term data on use of Lupron (leuprolide) (commonly used in girls with early puberty) is also reassuring. Hope this helps ! ...Read more

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If you had precocious puberty as a child, will that affect your health after you become an adult?

Depends: It depends on how precocious and whether there is an endocrine cause that requires medical attention. You need to see a physician. ...Read more

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If you had precocious puberty as a child, will that affect your reproductive health as an adult?

If you had precocious puberty as a child, will that affect your reproductive health as an adult?

It shouldn't: Depending on the cause, there shouldn't be any impact. Only mccune albright syndrome requiring ovarian surgery in some for cysts might have some effect. ...Read more

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What is precocious puberty?

Early puberty : It is defined by girls who start developing secondary sexual characteristics before age 8 years-old and in boys before age 9 years-old. ...Read more

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What is precocious puberty?

What is  precocious puberty?

Precocious puberty: Precocious puberty is pubertal development before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. The causes are too many and complex to review here, 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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Is precocious puberty a disease?

Yes: Precocious puberty is abnormal: pubertal development before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. The causes are too complex to review here, 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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Can i go through precocious puberty?

Can i go through precocious puberty?

Not sure: If you are 46 yrs old, you can't have precocious puberty. Precocious puberty is when puberty changes start much earlier than usual- before 8 years old in girls, before 9 years old in boys. This could be a random thing, or related to a hormone imbalance. ...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


Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Very Early Puberty (Definition)

Very early puberty is the appearance of sexual characteristics (pubic hair, breasts, etc.) ...Read more