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Precocious Puberty

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    Bradford F.
    US
    Bradford F.

    Precocious puberty. Does any student know why a person's height is affected so much in precocious puberty?

    Bradford F.
    US
    Bradford F.

    Precocious puberty. I would like to learn more about final height. Does anyone know more on the social issues?

    Tonya O.
    US
    Tonya O.

    Talks about the normal process in children development in puberty or precocious puberty

    Tonya O.
    US
    Tonya O.

    What is precocious puberty?

    Sabrina S.
    GB
    Sabrina S.

    Covers what is known as precocious puberty in boys and girls, causes (genetic or over nutrition for example), and why ic can be 'bad'.

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    What is precocious puberty?

    Muhammed Faiz S.
    ZA
    Muhammed Faiz S.

    Discussion on the topic of precocious puberty in male and female children. The professional describes which ages are "bad" in terms of when the child would start developing their puberty, and which ages are considered normal. In females, breast development would start around the age of 10, while the development of pubic hair should start around 10.5 years old, and the first menstrual period should be from the age of 13-14. The child is considered to show signs of precocious puberty if all of these are presented by the age of 8 or lower. In males, the normal age for testes development should be around 11.5 years old, while pubic hair should begin to grow at about 12.5 years old, and the boy would mature by the age of 15. The child is considered to show signs of precocious puberty if all of these are presented by the age of 9 or lower. In boys, the condition is less common, while at the same time, if it occurs, it is more worrisome. Parents usually feel that they are to blame for this condition, while they may not be at all, as different factors could cause this. Genetics is one cause, and also, over nutrition, which causes an increase in the BMI of the child, followed by an increase in growth, and in turn, a speeding up of the process of puberty. The main concerns of parents are the height of the child, as they would not be able to obtain full growth in terms of height, and also social issues, fearing that the child would not be treated the same among children his/her age as they would behave/look different. If the parent has a visit to the doctor with these concerns, the child's condition should be evaluated and then decided whether their situation is normal or not. At times, a child may display some of these factors, while it may just be normal variation and not be something to be worried about.

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