Brain magnetic resonance imaging MRI findings and factors predictive of pathological brain lesions in boys with precocious puberty PP or early puberty EP were investigated. PP was classified into the central or peripheral type. Brain MRI findings were categorized into group I pathological brain lesion known to cause puberty; newly diagnosed [group Ia] or previously diagnosed [group Ib] ; group II brain lesion possibly related to puberty ; and group III incidental or normal findings.
Occasionally, early puberty can be a sign of serious illness, especially if it starts before 8 years of age in girls or before 9 years in boys. So when do parents need to be alarmed and take their child to the doctor? When should kids get armpit hair and pubic hair?
Precocious puberty is when a child's body begins changing into that of an adult puberty too soon. When puberty begins before age 8 in girls and before age 9 in boys, it is considered precocious puberty. Puberty includes rapid growth of bones and muscles, changes in body shape and size, and development of the body's ability to reproduce.
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Puberty is when kids develop physically and emotionally into young men and women. But what if a younger child — for example, a 5-year-old girl — begins showing the signs of puberty? How would it affect her?
This involves many changes in his or her body. For girls, puberty usually starts around age But it can start as early as age 6 or 7.
Puberty is defined as the presence of secondary sexual characteristics: breast development in girls, pubic hair, and testicular and penile enlargement in boys. Precocious puberty is usually defined as onset of puberty before age 8 in girls and before age 9 in boys. It has been recognized that, on average, African American and Hispanic girls may start puberty somewhat earlier than white girls, so they may have an increased likelihood to have precocious puberty. Most times when puberty occurs early, it is merely a speeding up of the normal process; in other words, the alarm rings too early because the clock is running fast.