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What Age Do Boys Go Through Puberty
Oh so soon!: Puberty consists of a cascade of events that occur over several years. Boys typically begin around 12 but starting as early as 9 and as late as 14 may be normal. Early clues include under arm odor and increase in size of the genitalia. Subsequent signs include growth spurts, voice changes, hair development, muscle growth, acne, and mood changes. For many, the changes start in the blink of an eye! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Onset of puberty in : girls now ranges from ages 8-13 & takes 1 ½- 6 years to complete. In the U.S., the average age of menarche, the 1st period, is 12.6 years in Caucasians, 12.1 years in African-Americans & 12.2 months in Latinas. Thelarche, development of breast buds is < age 10 in 50% & < age 8 in 14% in Caucasians & just < age 9 & a large %age < age 8 in African-Americans. Romeo & Juliet were ~ 12 years old. ...Read more
Voice gets manly: The boys do lose their boyish, high frequency voice, but it changes to a more manly , low frequency deeper voice. It changes to an adult male like voice. These changes are due the hormonal changes, they go through during puberty. They develop secondary sexual characteristics. These changes are mainly due to increase in the levels of the hormone, testosterone. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8-12: Most girls will start to develop breast tissue somewhere between age 8 and 12 years-old. Anything earlier is precocious and later may be considered delayed. ...Read more
My brother is 15 and is going through puberty.He has puffy nipples from quite sometime? Is there a cure? Does it go by age?
Gynecomastia, benign: enlargement of breast tissue, occurs in up to 70 % of males during puberty. It is caused by a normal, transient relative imbalance between female & male hormones. It usually resolves by 18 when adult ratios are achieved. He does need to see his pediatrician for an exam to determine if there's any need for lab tests. His doctor can educate & reassure him that it should be gone by 18. ...Read more
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