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what is Precocious Puberty?

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star tesh:
Puberty is when kids develop physically and emotionally into young men and women. Usually, this starts to happen about 7 to 8 years of age in girls (the average age is about 10) and 9 years of age for boys (the average age is about 11). But what if a younger child, for example, a 5-year-old girl begins showing the signs of puberty? How would it affect her? Puberty before the age 7 or 8 in girls and age 9 in boys can be physically and emotionally difficult and is sometimes the sign of a health problem.

Signs of Precocious Puberty

In girls, the telltale signs of precocious puberty include any of the following before 7 or 8 years of age:
   breast development
   pubic or underarm hair development
   rapid height growth a growth "spurt"
   start of menstruation (her period)
   acne
   "mature" body odour

In boys, the signs of precocious puberty before 9 years of age include:
   enlargement of the testicles or ****
   pubic, underarm, or facial hair development
   rapid height growth a growth "spurt"
   voice deepening
   acne
   "mature" body odour

Many kids who show some of the early signs of puberty have what's known as "partial" precocious puberty. Some girls, usually beginning between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, may show breast development that later disappears or may last without other physical changes of puberty. Similarly, some girls and boys may have early growth of pubic and/or underarm hair that isn't related to other changes in sexual development. Kids with "partial" precocious puberty may need to see their doctor to rule out "true" precocious puberty or other health problems. But most need no treatment and usually will show the other expected signs of puberty at the usual age.


ainne:
well explained

star tesh:
thanks

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