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What symptoms does someone with early onset of puberty have?

What symptoms does someone with early onset of puberty have?

Findings: Generally, girls who develop breast tissue before they're 8 yo and boys with genital enlargement prior to age 9 yo are considered to have early puberty. If pubic hair is the only finding, the adrenal gland may be a source of hormones which is associated with puberty, but not actually puberty. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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What is precocious puberty and what are the symptoms in girls?

What is precocious puberty and what are the symptoms in girls?

Early puberty: It usually starts before age8y of age. If it early breast development the child will be monitored for other signs of puberty. The reason to follow closely is so height is not prematurely affected, thus the child would be shorter than predicted. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is precocious puberty and what are the symptoms?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is precocious puberty and what are the symptoms?

Precocious puberty: Precocious puberty is pubertal development before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. The causes are too many and 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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My friend has early onset of puberty. How do I avoid getting it?

Not contagious: You can't catch early onset puberty from someone. That said, the most common cause of early onset puberty is unknown. A smaller percentage of kids with early onset puberty have familial tendencies, pituitary and brain abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between autism and early onset of puberty?

Is there any correlation between autism and early onset of puberty?

Autism: Puberty can be thought of as a river being held in check by a dam. Negative or inhibitory impulses hold back puberty from starting early. Any "crack" in the dam can bring on puberty earlier by canceling these inhibitory impulses. Tumors, trauma, seizures, or even neuro chemical imballances may do this. ...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

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What are the tests for precocious puberty?

What are the tests for precocious puberty?

Different types: Physical exam is most important. Bone age x-ray to determine "biological age". If this looks like true precocious puberty to a pediatric endocrinologist then it's important to determine the cause. A stimulation test will help identify if the pituitary is releasing pubertal hormones because random levels can be misleadingly low. If puberty isn't pituitary generated, tests for other causes needed. ...Read more

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