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Any treatment for precocious puberty?

Any treatment for precocious puberty?

Yes : A child with precocious puberty needs to see a pediatric endocrinologist. Treatment is contingent upon the nature of the precocity. Knowing which gland started it guides which treatment, if one is necessary, to pursue. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Is there a treatment for precocious puberty?

Is there a treatment for precocious puberty?

Yes: There are two broad classifications for types of precocious puberty, and there are multiple causes within each category. There's not room to even list all possibilities, but 'yes' there are treatments for many causes of precocious puberty. Some do not require treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for precocious puberty in kids?

Is there any treatment for precocious puberty in kids?

Yes: Depending on the cause of early puberty, treatment is available. Treatment is normally provided by pediatric endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any treatment for precocious puberty?

Please let me know if there is any treatment for precocious puberty?

Yes: Yes they are, but a proper diagnosis is needed prior to starting them. I would recommend you look for a pediatric endocrinologist or reproductive endocrinologist in your area. ...Read more

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If your daughter has precocious puberty, should you take her to the doctor to get treatment?

Take her to her : pediatrician first. If your daughter had her first period or breast growth before age 8, (s)he will refer her to a pediatric endocrinologist who will evaluate her for an underlying medical cause & advise treatment based on the results of the evaluation. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/precocious-puberty/basics/risk-factors/con-20029745. It is important for her health & safety. ...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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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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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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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