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What things do I need to consider before treating central precocious puberty (CPP)?

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Most doctors treat a child younger than 7 years old. When you're thinking about whether to treat CPP in an older child, you'll want to think about:

  • Your child's age
  • How slow or fast they're developing
  • How your child has been reacting
  • The chance of early menstruation
  • Concerns about their height as an adult

Talk these things over with your child's doctor before you make any decisions.

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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