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jrrh asks:
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is there a  way to stop the early Puberty?

MY daughter is 9 and she is showing the sign of puberty as her breasts are coming up and under arm hair , is there way I can stop her getting matured early
I wanted her to wait at least till in middle school.
and she waighs around 96 pounds
In Topics: Physical development, Physical Health
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Jan 31, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Have your pediatrician examine your daughter to determine if puberty needs to be stopped for now.  It is not unusual for some girls to develop such signs and then stop for a while. there is a large hormonal surge that makes the arms and legs grow so much in third or fourth grade.  However, in the USA starting puberty at 9 could be considered normal. Speak to your pediatrician as to what needs to be done.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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