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What are symptoms central precocious puberty (CPP)?

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The signs of CPP are the changes you'd expect to see in a maturing preteen or teen.

  • Hair in underarms and on private parts, and, for boys, on the face
  • Acne
  • Adult body odor
  • Sexual development like breast buds, or testicle growth
  • Emotional changes
  • Mood swings

Sometimes, kids can have hair appear in their private area and under the arm, but it doesn't mean they are in puberty.

SOURCES:

Berberoglu, M. Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology, June 2009.

Boston Children's Hospital: "Precocious (Early) Puberty."

KidsHealth: "Precocious Puberty."

UpToDate: "Treatment of precocious puberty."

Hindmarsh, P. "Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormones Analogues Usage in the Management of Precocious Puberty," University College London Hospitals, June 2003.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on October 19, 2020

SOURCES:

Berberoglu, M. Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology, June 2009.

Boston Children's Hospital: "Precocious (Early) Puberty."

KidsHealth: "Precocious Puberty."

UpToDate: "Treatment of precocious puberty."

Hindmarsh, P. "Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormones Analogues Usage in the Management of Precocious Puberty," University College London Hospitals, June 2003.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on October 19, 2020

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