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Is there anything I can do if my 7yo seems like she is having precocious puberty?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Go to the doctor

Early puberty is defined in girls when breast development begins before she's 8 yo.
In boys, genital enlargement before 9 yo is considered early. An evaluation by your child's pediatrician or family practice doctor can help to determine if further evaluation is needed by a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in conditions which cause early development of secondary sexual characteristics.

In brief: Go to the doctor

Early puberty is defined in girls when breast development begins before she's 8 yo.
In boys, genital enlargement before 9 yo is considered early. An evaluation by your child's pediatrician or family practice doctor can help to determine if further evaluation is needed by a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in conditions which cause early development of secondary sexual characteristics.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Evaluation is needed quickly.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Precocious puberty

Yes - you can see a pediatric endocrinologist (board certified is better) who can give you guidance on treatment.
There are treatments available.

In brief: Precocious puberty

Yes - you can see a pediatric endocrinologist (board certified is better) who can give you guidance on treatment.
There are treatments available.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Evaluate promptly

Absolutely! have her evaluated asap by a knowledgeable pediatrician, pediatric endocrinologist, or a reproductive endocrinologist.
It's likely there's nothing dangerous going on, but at age 7 do not guess, do not consult your friends, and do not put it off! this can be sorted out quickly by an expert.

In brief: Evaluate promptly

Absolutely! have her evaluated asap by a knowledgeable pediatrician, pediatric endocrinologist, or a reproductive endocrinologist.
It's likely there's nothing dangerous going on, but at age 7 do not guess, do not consult your friends, and do not put it off! this can be sorted out quickly by an expert.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Schedule a checkup

Needs to see an endocrinologyst.

In brief: Schedule a checkup

Needs to see an endocrinologyst.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Schedule a checkup

The appearance of a few "curlies" as one mom called them can be alarming.
Parents should share their concerns with their physician as they arise.Your dr can review your findings & look for evidence of increased growth& bone maturity and test for hormones if it is indicated. Treatment if needed is taylored to the cause. Some signs without evidence of other changes can be seen in girls as early as 6.

In brief: Schedule a checkup

The appearance of a few "curlies" as one mom called them can be alarming.
Parents should share their concerns with their physician as they arise.Your dr can review your findings & look for evidence of increased growth& bone maturity and test for hormones if it is indicated. Treatment if needed is taylored to the cause. Some signs without evidence of other changes can be seen in girls as early as 6.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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