Are there different types of precocious puberty?
There are two types of precocious puberty, central and peripheral. Central precocious puberty in most cases has no underlying causes. In rare cases, it may be caused by a tumor, genetic disorder or hypothyroidism. Peripheral precocious puberty occurs as a result of estrogen and testosterone production without the central control from the brain that normally triggers them. This may be due to problems with the ovaries, testicles, pituitary gland or adrenal glands.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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