Precocious puberty

The onset of puberty, the time in life when a person becomes sexually mature, typically occurs between ages 8 and 13 for girls and ages 9 and 14 for boys. Precocious puberty is puberty that begins abnormally early, and delayed puberty ...1

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Symptoms of Precocious puberty

What are the symptoms of puberty, precocious puberty, & delayed puberty? Normal Puberty In Girls The signs of puberty include:

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Complications of Precocious puberty

Children affected by precocious puberty may experience problems such as1:

  • Failure to reach their full height because their growth halts too soon
  • Psychological and social problems, such as anxiety over being "different" from their peers. However, many children do ...
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Causes of Precocious puberty

Precocious Puberty: In approximately 90% of girls who experience precocious puberty, no underlying cause can be identified—although heredity and being overweight may contribute in some cases. When a cause cannot be identified, the condition is called idiopathic precocious puberty ...3

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Causes List for Precocious puberty

Some possible causes of Precocious puberty or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Precocious puberty

Some of the types of this condition may include:5 Types of Precocious puberty:

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Diagnosis of Precocious puberty

How do health care providers diagnose precocious puberty & delayed puberty? To identify whether a child is entering puberty, a pediatrician (a physician specializing in the treatment of children) will carefully examine the following:

  • In girls, the growth of pubic hair ...
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Genetics of Precocious puberty

Modes of inheritance: Autosomal dominant inheritance (OMIM, Orphanet) not inherited (Orphanet) ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)6 ...

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Risk Factors for Precocious puberty

Who is at risk? There is a greater chance of being affected by precocious puberty if a child is2:

  • Female
  • African American
  • Obese

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Treatments: Precocious puberty

What are common treatments for problems of puberty? Precocious Puberty There are a number of reasons to treat precocious puberty.1 Treatment for precocious puberty can help stop puberty until the child is closer to the normal time for sexual ...8

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Research for Precocious puberty

Puberty and Precocious Puberty: NICHD Research Information: Through research on precocious puberty and delayed puberty, the NICHD aims to learn more about the complex interplay among the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and male and female gonads—the body’s reproductive axis ...9

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Names and Terminology

Related Diseases: The following diseases are related to Precocious puberty. If you have a question about any of these diseases, you can contact GARD.

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  1. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ puberty/ Pages/ default.aspx
  2. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ puberty/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ symptoms.aspx
  3. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ puberty/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ causes.aspx
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  6. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ C0034013/ 
  7. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ puberty/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ risk.aspx
  8. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ puberty/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ treatments.aspx
  9. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ puberty/ researchinfo/ Pages/ default.aspx

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