My 7 year old is starting puberty !!!!

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notgivingin789 Thu 25-May-17 20:08:13

I found a strand of hair on DS scrotum and he has developed an odour under his arms.

I'm distraught .

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Justanothersingledoutnumber Thu 25-May-17 20:12:23

7 is extremely young for a boy to start puberty, make an appointment with your GP they can 'freeze' his development for a couple of years.

notgivingin789 Thu 25-May-17 20:15:17

I just don't know what to do. I am devastated.

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Justanothersingledoutnumber Thu 25-May-17 20:20:23

Take him to the doctor, anything under the age of 9 for boys is known as Precocious puberty, if it is the staret of puberty, you need to get it delayed.

This is normally one little injection.

notgivingin789 Thu 25-May-17 20:23:59

But what would the injection do to DS brain ? His under developing as it is . I'm going to take him to the Dr.

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Justanothersingledoutnumber Thu 25-May-17 20:26:14

But what would the injection do to DS brain

Nothing it's an injection to stop testosterone increases, his brain should be fine.

notgivingin789 Thu 25-May-17 20:28:15

But reading on google PB can sometimes mean that there's a brain tumour going on.

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Justanothersingledoutnumber Thu 25-May-17 20:33:52

okay. Maybe we should let your GP decide these things.

Justanothersingledoutnumber Thu 25-May-17 20:38:04

although we thought my neice had this a couple of years ago, but it turned out not to be, sometimes one or two hairs is normal.

notgivingin789 Thu 25-May-17 20:56:30

Thank you Just. I hope there's nothing but It's just too much on top of DS difficulties.

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notgivingin789 Fri 26-May-17 19:20:54

Made an urgent appointment to my GP ( I was hysterical ). He examined DS and said that he showed no other signs of puberty. He measured DS height and weight (as a sudden growth spurt can indicate puberty), DS is under - average. He wasn't worried about DS fine hairs as he said that DS may have premature adrenarche which is different from precocious puberty, even if he doesn't have premature adrenarche this usually doesn't need a referral.

DS odour seems to have vanished ! Even after being out and about in the sun. Maybe it would come back again.

I'm keeping a close eye on DS, after a few weeks, if I spot any sudden changes (. Hair getting thicker, taller). I will request a blood test and ask to get DS refereed to an endro... ( can't spell the full specialist name who deal with premature puberty).

I've also been reading that there's some hormones in food which can set early puberty symptons... especially milk. DS has an allergy to milk, so I thought it couldn't be the case. Though the allergen free milk which he drinks do contains hormones. So I have just switched DS milk to an organic free from dairy milk. I'll see how it goes !

Though I don't know what to do next. I'm included not to take the GPS advice and wait a week to make another appointment so that DS can take blood tests ( to see his levels of testosterone) and be referred.

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Justanothersingledoutnumber Fri 26-May-17 19:24:10

good luck, and try not to worry flowers

As i said above one or two thick hairs can be normal.

notgivingin789 Fri 26-May-17 19:41:32

Thank you justanother you have been really helpfulsmile.

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Justanothersingledoutnumber Fri 26-May-17 20:06:48

you're welcome.

Didiplanthis Mon 29-May-17 18:49:30

Just to say if gp doesn't do the bloods don't panic. It may be inappropriate for a gp to subject an immature 7 year old to blood tests if he may be referred on as he would almost certainly have bloods done again by the specialist who may want do specific ones.

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