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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Overview)

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 emotional, social, academic changes.


Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
498 doctors shared insights

Puberty (Overview)

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 emotional, social, academic changes.


Dr. Nguyen Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
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Puberty (Tip)

Many boys have enlarged breasts early in puberty. It's called gynecomastia. It's normal, don't worry. ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Understanding Puberty for Girls (Checklist)

Read a book about puberty
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Give your daughter a book about puberty
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Buy pads and have them ready before your daughter gets her period
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Have first talk about birth control and sexuality with your daughter
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Could late bloomers (in puberty) end puberty faster than early bloomers?

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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Puberty (Tip)

Do not be judgemental you were not perfect during puberty allow child to be open and honest. Share. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
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Talk, talk, talk
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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

Dr. Lisa Gold Dr. Gold
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Puberty (Tip)

Don't lecture - let him learn with a good source - like american med association book on puberty. ...See more

Dr. Neigatha Graney Dr. Graney
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Understanding Puberty for Boys (Checklist)

Stage 1: Prepubertal; no signs
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Stage 2: average age 11.4 yrs (range 9.5 to 13.5 yrs)
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Stage 2: testicles and scrotum are enlarged. Pubic hair grows
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Your growth spurt begins two years after your genitals become enlarged
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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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Puberty (Tip)

Do educate your child on the physical and emotional changes even before puberty starts. ...See 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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When do boys have growth spurts or puberty?

In puberty: Boys can start growth spurts at 11-12 or as late as 15-16. They can continue to grow until they are 20 years of age. The spurt starts usually after one begins to see pubic hair. ...Read more

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Puberty (Tip)

Puberty is hard enough if a child is "in" the correct gender. Transgender pre-teens need extra help. ...See more

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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

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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