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What can cause precocious puberty in boys?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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In brief: Precocious puberty

Precocious puberty in boys is pubertal development before age 9.
The causes are gdpp) early developmental signals from the brain, or gipp) abnormal steroid production such as from tumors. This is way too complex for 400 words, but includes tumors of the testes, adrenals, or brain. Sometimes no cause is identified, but while very common in girls (80%) this is rare in boys.

In brief: Precocious puberty

Precocious puberty in boys is pubertal development before age 9.
The causes are gdpp) early developmental signals from the brain, or gipp) abnormal steroid production such as from tumors. This is way too complex for 400 words, but includes tumors of the testes, adrenals, or brain. Sometimes no cause is identified, but while very common in girls (80%) this is rare in boys.
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