What are the concerns about the puberty timing? Two aspects of puberty of concern: Precocious puberty: <8 years in girls; <9 years in boys Delayed puberty: >12 years in girls; >14 years in boys Why do some bloom early? It can be due to various reasons like nutritional issues (obesity) or abnormally high hormones from […]
Puberty: My kid is in line of Normal Puberty?
What is Puberty? Puberty is the sequence of physical, sexual, physiological and psychological changes that take place at adolescence which brings one to adulthood. Most of the time it is the sexual maturity which takes the forefront but all the changes need due attention because this is the time when one moves from parental control […]
Delayed Puberty in Girls
What is delayed puberty? Absence of breast enlargement by 13 years or absence of menses 5 years after breast enlargement is called delayed puberty in a girl. What should be expected in girls? Breasts grow bigger – 1st sign Pubic hair /underarm hair appears Start of menstruation (periods) within 2 years of breast development- Menarche. […]
Delayed Puberty in Boys
What is delayed puberty? Failure to enter into puberty later than 14 years in boys is called delayed puberty. This time may vary in different people in different ways, like family history, race and culture, nutritional status, etc. Entering puberty will mean the appearance of beard, moustache, axillary, facial hair, enlargement of penis and testes. […]