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General Discussion / Re: Caring for Your Child
« on: December 10, 2017, 04:22:51 pm »
thank you

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General Discussion / Re: Effects of Precocious Puberty
« on: December 10, 2017, 04:22:25 pm »
yes it is as I experienced with my DD.

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General Discussion / Re: Our story
« on: December 10, 2017, 04:20:43 pm »
thank you annie yes she is not alone any more and her teachers are also very supportive.

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General Discussion / Re: Our story
« on: December 10, 2017, 04:19:21 pm »
thank you for reading my story. yes she is much better as she has adjusted with her peers now and treatment is working. Noha

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General Discussion / Re: Social concerns
« on: December 10, 2017, 04:15:48 pm »
yes and thank you

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General Discussion / Re: what is Precocious Puberty?
« on: December 10, 2017, 04:14:19 pm »
thanks

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General Discussion / Re: Social concerns
« on: December 10, 2017, 03:05:39 pm »
I agree with you..

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General Discussion / Re: Our story
« on: December 10, 2017, 03:04:33 pm »
thank you..

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General Discussion / Social concerns
« on: November 28, 2017, 04:55:37 pm »
Social concerns:

Due to early puberty, a child is may be taller than other children of her/his age.  It is important to treat children according to their actual age rather their apparent age, because children tend to develop self-esteem and behave according to how they are treated. Parents of children with precocious puberty should tell teachers and other responsible adults about this important relationship.

A child may feel embarrassed by the physical effects of puberty as all children want to look and act like their friends.  It is helpful to tell the child that all girls and boys normally experience puberty, but for her/his, it has occurred sooner than usual.  It is important to tell a child that the changes in her/his body are normal. The child should be allowed to participate in his/her usual activities, which may include spending the night with a friend, athletics and extracurricular activities. Encourage your child to discuss with you worries that he/she may be having.

 It is not necessary to tell anyone about your childs problem; if, however, they ask because of visible growth in height and breast development  and you wish to discuss this with them, explain that your child is perfectly normal but has started puberty at an earlier than normal age.  If your child is receiving injections, you can explain that they are given to temporarily stop puberty, which assists these children in achieving an acceptable adult height. As its a rare condition and not a lot of information is out there on public platforms, its important to explain it properly and tell them that its not a lifelong treatment but important treatment in order to have a normal start into their adult life.

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General Discussion / Caring for Your Child
« on: November 27, 2017, 05:36:02 pm »
Caring for Your Child

Give your child a simple, truthful explanation about what's happening. Explain that these changes are normal for older kids and teens, but that his or her body has started developing a little too early. Keep your child informed about treatment and what can be expected along the way. Also be sure to watch for signs that teasing, bullying or other difficulties associated with precocious puberty may be affecting your child's emotional development.

Common warning signs to discuss with your doctor include:
   poor grades
   problems at school
   loss of interest in daily activities
   depression

How you cope with the issue can also determine how well your child will cope. The goal is to prevent kids from dwelling on sexual development or developing a poor self-image or low self-esteem. To create a supportive environment, try not to focus your comments on appearance. Instead, offer praise for achievements in school or sports and support your child's participation in other activities.
The important thing to remember is that kids with precocious puberty can be treated. Doctors can help them preserve their adult height potential as well as limit the emotional and social difficulties they may face from maturing early.

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General Discussion / Treatment of Precocious Puberty
« on: November 27, 2017, 05:34:39 pm »
Treatment for Precocious Puberty

If your doctor thinks that your child has precocious puberty, he or she may refer you to a paediatric endocrinologist (a doctor who specializes in growth and hormonal disorders in children) for further evaluation and treatment. Once precocious puberty is diagnosed, the goal of treating it is to stop or even reverse sexual development and stop the rapid growth and bone maturation that can eventually result in adult short stature. Depending upon the cause, there are two possible approaches to treatment:

1.   treating the underlying cause or disease, such as a tumour
2.   lowering the high levels of sex hormones with medicine to stop sexual development from progressing

Sometimes, treatment of a related health problem can stop the precocious puberty. But in most cases, no other disease is triggering the condition, so treatment usually involves hormone therapy to stop sexual development.
In girls, breast size may decrease or at least there will be no further development. In boys, the **** and testicles may shrink back to the size expected for their age. Growth in height will also slow down to a rate expected for kids before puberty. A child's behaviour usually becomes more age-appropriate, too.


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General Discussion / Diagnosing Precocious Puberty
« on: November 27, 2017, 05:33:27 pm »

Diagnosing Precocious Puberty

Talk to your doctor if your child shows any signs of early sexual maturation (before age 7 or 8 in girls or age 9 in boys), including breast development, rapid height growth, menstruation, acne, enlarged testicles or ****, or pubic or underarm hair.
The physical changes boys and girls go through during puberty are usually evident to a doctor during an exam. To confirm a diagnosis of precocious puberty, the doctor may order blood and urine tests to look for high levels of sex hormones. And X-rays of your child's wrist and hand can show whether the bones are maturing too rapidly.
Imaging and scanning tests such as CT scans, MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), and ultrasound studies can help rule out specific causes of precocious puberty, such as a tumour in the brain, ovary, or testicle.


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General Discussion / Causes of Precocious Puberty
« on: November 27, 2017, 05:31:24 pm »
Causes of Precocious Puberty

The onset of puberty is normally triggered by the hypothalamus (the area of the brain that helps control pituitary gland function). It signals the pituitary gland to release hormones that stimulate the ovaries (in girls) or testicles (in boys) to make sex hormones. Sometimes, precocious puberty stems from a structural problem in the brain (such as a tumour), brain injury due to head trauma, an infection (such as meningitis), or a problem in the ovaries or thyroid gland that triggers the onset of puberty ahead of schedule but this usually isn't the case.
For the majority of girls, there's no medical problem at fault. They simply start puberty too early for unknown reason. In boys, the condition is less common and more likely to be related to another medical problem. And for about 5% of boys, precocious puberty is inherited. (Less than 1% of girls with precocious puberty have inherited the condition.) Early puberty can be passed to a son by his father or to the son from his maternal grandfather through his mother (who will not be affected by the disorder).

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General Discussion / Effects of Precocious Puberty
« on: November 27, 2017, 05:29:56 pm »
How Precocious Puberty Affects Kids

When puberty ends, growth in height stops. Because their skeletons mature and bone growth stops at an earlier age than normal, kids with precocious puberty usually don't reach their full adult height potential. Their early growth spurt may make them initially tall when compared with their peers, but they may stop growing too soon and end up at a shorter height than they would have otherwise.
Going through puberty early also can be difficult for kids emotionally and socially. For example, girls with precocious Puberty may be confused or embarrassed about physical changes such as getting their periods or having enlarged breasts well before any of their peers. But the hardest part may be the teasing and bullying these kids with the condition, especially girls may experience. Even emotions and behaviour may change in kids with precocious puberty. Girls can become moody and irritable. Boys can become more aggressive and also develop a sex drive inappropriate for their age. Even emotions and behaviour may change in kids with precocious puberty. Girls can become moody and irritable. Boys can become more aggressive and also develop a sex drive inappropriate for their age.


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General Discussion / Our story
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:25:59 pm »
my dd was diagnosed with Precocious Puberty when she was 5.5yrs olds. I noticed early signs of PP like mature body odour, height spurt and fine hairs on pubic area at that time and took her to dr. luckily my GP was a very good and referred her to endocrinology clinic straight away. After many blood tests, scans and MRI, PP was confirmed. my daughter started having  Decapeptyl injections every 10 weeks. after 6 month review, her injection frequency was brought to 8 weeks as she was still growing fast. and again After 6 month review with her consultant she is having her injections now every 6 weeks.
she becomes very moody and exhausted near her injection time . she hates to go for injections. it's a struggle to go through every 6 weeks. I bribe her every time for hospital appointments but still face to do lots of persuasion.
My DD is just 7.5 yrs old  but her height is already 135cm and wear shoes no 1. She has full blown hair growth on body and face. I am very worried as some kids in school teased her about having facial hairs as they are visible. I have talked to her teachers about her condition and teasing. They are very supportive and looking into ways to help her. luckily her best friend is a caring and stick with her most of the time.
I am clueless what to do as she is very young for any kind of treatments like wax or laser or shaving. For me to deal with all this is draining as I want her to enjoy her childhood without any worries  and difficulties. I feel like having a young teenager who is innocent and cannot understand her condition.

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