The condition may be caused by:
A child is at risk for gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty if he or she has any of these:
The signs are secondary sexual characteristics that happen early.
Common signs in girls can include:
Common signs in boys can include:
Sometimes the child will begin to develop sexual changes of the opposite sex. For example, a boy may have breast growth.
The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she may also ask about your family’s health history. He or she will give your child a physical exam. Your child may also have tests such as:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider: