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Early puberty Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Early puberty. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. At what age did you first notice changes of puberty?

    Why: to establish if puberty is in fact early. Precocious puberty indicates that sexual maturation has occurred before the age of 9. Most (90%) cases are constitutional in origin but ovarian and adrenal hormone secreting tumors must be excluded.

  2. What age did the parents enter puberty?

    Why: if early, may suggest constitutional precocious puberty which is the most common cause of early puberty.

  3. Usage of birth control pills in female or anabolic steroids in males

    Why: i.e. to increase their body mass - may be associated with precocious puberty due to estrogen or androgen effects.

  4. Medications?

    Why: e.g. corticosteroids may cause a Cushing's syndrome.

  5. Family history?

    Why: e.g. parental precocious puberty.

  6. Symptoms of early puberty in male?

    Why: e.g. puberty starting before age 9 in boys such as enlargement of the scrotum, testicles and penis; pubic hair growth and deepening of voice.

  7. Symptoms of early puberty in female?

    Why: e.g. breast budding occurring before age 8 or first menstrual period before age 9.

  8. Musculinisation in female with precocious puberty

    Why: e.g. deepening of voice, acne, loss of menstrual periods, hairiness, enlargement of clitoris, breasts shrink, muscle mass increases - may suggest arrhenoblastoma (a rare ovarian tumor).

  9. Headaches?

    Why: may suggest a brain tumor e.g. pinealoma.

  10. Symptoms of Cushing's syndrome?

    Why: e.g. weight gain especially central abdominal, change of appearance, moon-like face, thin skin, easy bruising, excessive facial hair growth, acne, muscle weakness, lack of or rare menstrual periods, poor libido, depression, psychosis, insomnia, frequent urination, excessive thirst, growth arrest in children.

  11. Symptoms of McCune-Albright syndrome?

    Why: e.g. isolated dark-brown to light brown patches which tend to remain on one side of the midline especially on the back, buttocks or scalp.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Early puberty:

The following list of conditions have 'Early puberty' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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