How is precocious puberty diagnosed?
A number of tests are used to diagnose precocious puberty. Usually it begins with a medical history, a physical examination, and blood tests that check hormone levels. An X-ray of the hand is also performed to check if bones are growing faster than normal. If precocious puberty is suspected after this, a range of other tests are performed to determine the type and cause.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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