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Is bo a sign of puberty in preteens?

Is bo a sign of puberty in preteens?

Not necessarily: The odor glands are influenced by hormones made in the adrenal glands and may become active months to years before the onset of puberty. Although they often happen in parallel, the true awakening of puberty is signaled by nipple enlargement in girls and increased testicle size in males. ...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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What are signs that puberty is almost over?

What are signs that puberty is almost over?

With final height: Although the order of puberty is slightly different for boys and girls - and usually starts later in boys - for both genders, the "end" of puberty is usually marked when the teenager achieves their final height. If there has been no increase in height in a year, this is likely the end of puberty. ...Read more

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Can all signs of puberty start around same time?

No: Some children have a very early puberty (9 years or so) while others may be delayed well beyond this. Talk to your md if you have specific concerns. ...Read more

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Can body odor be the first sign of puberty?

Can body odor be the first sign of puberty?

Maybe,maybe not: The odor producing glands are triggered initially by the adrenal glands and may be active a year or more before any pubertal hormones begin to emerge. Breast buds in girls and testicular enlargement in boys are the first specific signs of puberty. ...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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My daughter is 13 and hasn't had any sign of puberty no one in our family line has been a late bloomer is that bad?

My daughter is 13 and hasn't had any sign of puberty no one in our family line has been a late bloomer is that bad?

Delayed puberty : The avarage age of puberty for girls is about 12.5 years, she u s still ok, so wait about 6 mos If no change she should be checked by her pediatrician, she will need a referal to endocrinologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son, who is 10 and showing early signs of puberty, is having increasingly angry mood swings. Am i to worry or is this typical for his age?

My son, who is 10 and showing early signs of puberty, is having increasingly angry mood swings. Am i to worry or is this typical for his age?

Since the behaviors: Harmfully impact your son's functioning @ home & school, assessments by a child psychologist & child psychiatrist are needed for accurate diagnosis & treatment, with parent & teacher reports of onset, duration & frequency of verbal/physical aggression, environmental stresses, illnesses + a 3-generation family history of medical & psychiatric disorders & evaluation for learning disabilities. ...Read more