Why Did I Start Puberty So Early?

How early can puberty begin?

The average age for girls to begin puberty is 11, while for boys the average age is 12.

But it’s different for everyone, so don’t worry if your child reaches puberty before or after their friends.

It’s completely normal for puberty to begin at any point from the ages of 8 to 14.

The process can take up to 4 years..

What does it mean if you start puberty early?

Puberty that happens early is called precocious puberty. This means a child’s physical signs of sexual maturity develop too soon. This includes breast growth, pubic hair, and voice changes. These are known as secondary sexual characteristics.

Why is my daughter developing so early?

Sometimes a problem in the brain, such as injury, a tumor or an infection causes early puberty. A problem in the ovaries or thyroid gland could also start puberty early. Some girls can have “partial” precocious puberty and may have growth of pubic or underarm hair but no other sexual development.

Can early bloomers grow taller?

Early bloomers tend to be taller than their classmates when they are young, but stop growing earlier. Their final height tends to be about the same as the late bloomers who were shorter than their classmates when young, but caught up when older.

Is early puberty bad?

In central precocious puberty, the puberty process starts too soon. The pattern and timing of the steps in the process are otherwise normal. For the majority of children with this condition, there’s no underlying medical problem and no identifiable reason for the early puberty.

Is 10 years old too early for puberty?

According to the National Institutes of Health, puberty usually begins in girls between 8 and 13 years of age, and in boys between 9 and 14 years of age. Puberty is considered to be early in girls before 9 years old and boys before age 8. This is sometimes called “precocious puberty.”

Why does my 5 year old daughter have pubic hair?

During adrenarche, the adrenal glands, which sit on the kidneys, begin to churn out weak “male” hormones. That, in turn, can cause kids to develop some pubic hair, underarm hair and body odor. Those adrenal-related changes can happen in the absence of “true” puberty, Kohn explained.

How do I know if my daughter is getting breast buds?

The first sign of breast development is slight swelling under the nipple, a stage of development called breast buds. As your breasts first start to grow, they can be very tender and sore. They may also itch as your skin gets stretched.

Is 12 too early for period?

Most girls get their first period when they’re around 12. But getting it any time between age 10 and 15 is OK. Every girl’s body has its own schedule.

At what age do girls get pubic hair?

For a Girl Puberty generally starts earlier for girls, some time between 8 and 13 years of age. For most girls, the first evidence of puberty is breast development, but it can be the growth of pubic hair.

Is 9 years old too early for period?

“It is not uncommon for girls to start their period as young as 8 or 9,” says Dr. Sara Kreckman, UnityPoint Health pediatrician. “This can be both emotionally and mentally challenging for girls this young, as well as their parents.”

How soon after pubic hair does period start?

Growing pubic hair: Just after your breasts start to form, you’ll probably start growing pubic hair. It will be soft and thin at first, but it’ll get coarser over time. Your period usually arrives around one to two years after.

Is puberty getting earlier?

Many experts say that on average, puberty is starting earlier in the U.S. than it did in the past. The average age of menstruation has stayed roughly the same. But studies suggest that early signs — like breast development — are happening a year earlier than they did decades ago.

Is it normal for a 7 year old to have pubic hair?

Adrenarche is usually normal in girls who are at least 8 years old, and boys who are at least 9 years old. Even when pubic and underarm hair appear in children younger than this, it is still usually nothing to worry about, but your child does need to see their pediatrician for an exam.

Is it normal for a 4 year old to have pubic hair?

It’s not uncommon for young children to show certain traits associated with puberty, including some pubic hair, underarm hair and the beginnings of breast development, said Dr. Paul Kaplowitz, who led the American Academy of Pediatrics report.