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Is it normal for my 8yo to begin showing pubic hair?
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Can be normal
In girls is accepted the presence of hair after 8 yo.

In brief: Can be normal
In girls is accepted the presence of hair after 8 yo.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. George Klauber
Could be normal but considered marginal precocious puberty if there is associated breast development. In which case you may wish to consult with a pediatric endocrinologist
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Likely, yes
Some children can have early adrenarche/pubarche and so develop pubic/axillary hair. But other more 'serious' causes need to be ruled out.

In brief: Likely, yes
Some children can have early adrenarche/pubarche and so develop pubic/axillary hair. But other more 'serious' causes need to be ruled out.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Can be normal
There is evidence that appearance of some pubic hair as early as 6 yo is normal in females.
Minimal circulating hormone may produce this change in isolation. At a regular checkup a review of the growth rate and any other features of puberty can be evaluated. Some populations begin the transition into puberty as young as 8, most girls wait till 10 and boys 12.

In brief: Can be normal
There is evidence that appearance of some pubic hair as early as 6 yo is normal in females.
Minimal circulating hormone may produce this change in isolation. At a regular checkup a review of the growth rate and any other features of puberty can be evaluated. Some populations begin the transition into puberty as young as 8, most girls wait till 10 and boys 12.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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