The timing may vary widely, but most boys follow a similar developmental path through puberty. Find out what’s “normal” (and what’s cause for concern) as your adolescent boy matures.
As your child enters the school-age years, he or she changes dramatically. A pediatrician answers the nine most common questions she hears from parents of children ages 6-10.
Even if your tween is years away from the voice-cracking, hair-sprouting entry to adulthood, it’s not too early to talk about personal hygiene. Most kids develop body odor when they begin puberty (usually between ages 8 and 13 for girls and 9 and 14 for boys). Puberty is when physical transformation begins, including sexual maturing and … Read More
While most men won’t get testicular cancer, it’s the most common cancer among young men ages 15-35. It’s also highly curable, especially when it’s caught early. That’s why it’s so important that boys and teens learn how to perform testicular self-exams (TSE) and do them regularly. “In pre-pubertal boys, any unusual tumors or growths we … Read More
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Something with your baby just doesn’t seem right. Do you notice these signs? Irritable in the morning, sweaty and shaky Needing to be fed immediately and frequently Not sleeping through the night Enlarged abdomen Odd, fruity odor on her breath, especially first thing in the morning If you notice these symptoms, call your pediatrician. It’s … Read More
Kids have always grown up so fast. Nowadays, it may be even faster. A new study finds boys are hitting puberty as early as age 9. Ellen Rome, MD, MPH, a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, says the exact cause is uncertain. “What we think is that with more obesity comes earlier puberty,” she … Read More