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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Girl Puberty

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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 are the signs of a growth spurt for males after puberty?

What are the signs of a growth spurt for males after puberty?

Growth: After puberty a male has more hair, grows taller and has more musculature. ...Read more

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Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Female puberty: As in boys, one of the first signs of puberty is body odor. The development of the hourglass body configuration also starts at the same time. Then comes breast enlargement. Appearance of axillary and pubic hair follows later. After about 1 to 2 years into puberty, the first menstrual period arrives. After a few more years of physical and psychological changes, a lady is born. ...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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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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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

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What are the stages of female puberty?

Puberty: Girls usually have breast development first, approximately 2 years before they start their periods. The fastest growth time is the 2 years before and 2 years after the beginning of menses. After breast development (which can progress gradually), girls will develop underarm hair and pubic hair. They will start getting more curves, gaining some body fat (which is essential to adequate estrogen). ...Read more

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What are the effects of precocious puberty? Early pregnancy?

Precocious puberty: Precocious puberty is pubertal development before age 8 in girls . The causes are divided into gdpp) early signals from the brain, and gipp) abnormal steroid levels, such as from tumors or hormonal medication. In over 80% of gdpp in girls no cause is identified. The effects depend on the cause, but early pregnancy requires age sexual intercourse begins (which certainly shouldn't be age 8.). ...Read more

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What are the causes of precocious puberty in boys?

Multiple: Testicular tumors, central problems that stimulate the brain to start signals to the testicle such as tumors, head trauma and other rare syndromes. The most common cause is idiopathic meaning no known cause. ...Read more

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What causes precocious puberty in a boy?

Not sure: Precocious puberty is the development of sexual characteristics before the age of 8. Most causes are idiopathic, in other words, they are not known, there are causes that can be more serious, like tumors and should be evaluated immediately by an endocrinologist. Early treatment is very important and can prevent the progression of the process. This is important and should be addressed asap. ...Read more

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What are the stages of puberty for boys?

Tanner 1 to 5: Tanner1: infantile genititals. 2: growth of the testicles and early elevation of testosterone. Scattered pubic hair. 3: growth of the penis and more pubic hair. 4: penis and testicles approaching adult size, pubic hair now a full triangle. 5: pubic hair extends to thighs and lower abdomen, and facial hair is present. Puberty usually starts at age 12 and continues for 3-4 years. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having a growth spurt?

What are the signs of having a growth spurt?

A growth spurt: is an increase in the rate of height growth from baseline. Most children from age 5 on will grow between 2-2.5 inches a year, often gaining a little more weight in the winter and height in the summer, but during a growth spurt, this rate increases to 3 or more inches a year. It may be accompanied by an increase in appetite or other signs of puberty with genital hair and breast growth, etc. ...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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What are the signs that shows a boy had start puberty?

Axillary odor +: Axillary odor, breast changes, hair in pubic area or arm pits. Voice changes. Sudden growth spurts. ...Read more

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What are early signs of hiv? when a person starts showing signs of hiv?

What are early signs of hiv? when a person starts showing signs of hiv?

ARS symptoms: Early HIV infection is called acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). Symptoms occur in about 2/3 of newly infected people, usually start 1-2 weeks after infection: sore throat, fever, lymph node swellings in several places, skin rash (non-itchy pink spots), mouth sores. Usually only some, but fever almost always. ARS is a poor indicator of new HIV; identical symptoms with many minor health conditions. ...Read more

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Till what age the height of a girl and boy grow?

Till what age the height of a girl and boy grow?

Varies: Girls until about 16-18, boys until 20-23. But can vary widely. Check parents height for a general guide. Pediatrician can plot ht/wt to give you an estimate. ...Read more

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When in life do the signs of male menopause begin?

When in life do the signs of male menopause begin?

Andropause: In men over 45 testosterone levels can decrease to much lower than they were as young men. This is called andropause. Many men will have fatigue, grumpiness, loss of muscle and stamina, and loss of sex drive. Symptoms should be evaluated for consideration of testosterone replacement. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of puberty in girls?

Puberty: Puberty generally starts earlier for girls, some time between 8 and 13 years of age. For most girls, the first evidence of puberty is breast development, but it can be the growth of pubic hair. As her breasts start to grow, a girl will initially have small, firm, tender lumps . After 1 to 2 years after that , growth spurts start. Followed by menstrual cycles in girls . ...Read more

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