Precocious Puberty occurs when boys or girls show symptoms of attaining puberty before the normal age. Though there is really no fixed age for puberty setting in among children of different races, Precocious Puberty can be seen to be happening in 8 and 9 year olds. The typical symptoms include breast development among girls (penis growth for boys).
HOW IS PRECOCIOUS PUBERTY DIAGNOSED?
An Endocrinologist diagnoses Precocious Puberty by reviewing the child’s medical history and conducting a physical examination and blood test. Often, the doctor also performs an X-Ray of the child’s hand and wrist to diagnose Precocious Puberty.
HOW IS PRECOCIOUS PUBERTY TREATED?
Treatment for Precocious Puberty typically includes medication to delay further development.
DID YOU KNOW?
The cause of Precocious Puberty often cannot be found.