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Does anyone know of any complications that can arise during puberty?

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Kyrpto Thu 02-Dec-10 10:47:25

Does anyone know of any complications that can occur during puberty? (not acne). Its for an assignment and I'm really struggling with this bit! all I keep getting is acne and moodswings! I need something a bit more "physical".

If anyone knows of anything, if you can just give me the name of the condition, I'll research the rest!

stinkypants Thu 02-Dec-10 22:16:55

growing pains
body odour
discharge / hygiene issues
there is a condition where girls start puberty very early, not sure name of it
i guess some girls fail to start their periods (or delayed)
boys developing breasts? girls not developing breasts?
sorry - a tricky one hey!

PixieOnaLeaf Thu 02-Dec-10 22:20:27

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jessiealbright Fri 03-Dec-10 00:23:39

Endometriosis can manifest once a girl starts puberty. It's continues until menopause, not specific to pubescence, though..

Lots of endocrine conditions are probably affected by puberty.

cory Fri 03-Dec-10 09:12:22

If you have a connective tissue disorder, such as hypermobility syndrome, that often manifests itself, or becomes worse, with puberty: so children who already have this condition but may not know it start developing joint pains.

olderandwider Sat 04-Dec-10 17:34:43

osgood schlatters disease

All can develop or become worse during puberty

CarGirl Sat 04-Dec-10 17:36:55

scoliosis but it's already been said. I have the opposite of sort of hypermobility - my conective tissues are always tight which causes pain, came on during puberty - was so supple before then.

And another "heel spurs" don't know the proper name got extra bone growth on the backs of my heels had to have them removed.

Dommy Mon 06-Dec-10 12:57:35

My brother did not go through puberty until he was 19 poor bloke.

He was so very embarassed at looking and sounding like a young boy whilst doing his A levels that he bacame painfully shy. He found taking a shower after gym so humiliating he just didn't bother. Doc said if nothing happens in a year we'll look into medical issues. Then he grew rapidly from 5'7' to 6'2'' in about 6 months, voice broke, got acne so badly he ended up on Roacutane (retin A treatment) and he got growing pains so badly he was in agony (became so bad was diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter syndrome or something) and ended up in a wheelchair for few weeks.

He really suffered.

sarah293 Mon 06-Dec-10 13:04:37

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