Last Updated on Sep 27, 2014

Symptoms

Precocious puberty is marked by changes that signify early sexual maturation.

Precocious puberty is if the following symptoms are seen in girls before the age of 8-years:

  • Development of underarm or pubic hair
  • Rapid growth in the height
  • Breast development
  • Onset of menstruation (menarche)
  • Acne
  • Maturation of outer genitals

Precocious puberty in boys is when any of the following develop before 9-years:

  • Enlargement of penis and testicles
  • Development of underarm or pubic hair
  • Appearance of facial hair, often first on the upper lip
  • Muscle growth
  • Rapid growth in the height
  • Acne
  • Voice changes (deepening of the voice)

Comments

ennairam_23 Thursday, April 14, 2011

I've read an article somewhere that more and more girls have earlier puberty nowadays. It can be attributed to the chemicals, pollution, hormones.

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