Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Ron | 2011-07-05


Son''s early development a concern

Hi doc!

My son is 10 yrs old and started puberty already. He has grown a serious bush of hair around his pubic area and his penis is huge, much bigger than mine was at that stage, and ordinarily such things would make a dad proud but last night he came to me in tears saying that the kids at school are taking the mickey out of him for it. I wanted to know whether his early development is a bad thing. And also his penis is quite disproportionate to the rest of his body, it hangs down to his knees. Is there somehting wrong? Should I take him to the local paediatrician to have it checked out? What would you suggest/
Thanks Ron

Expert's Reply



Your son is indeed very young to be going through pubeerty already.This is known as precocious puberty. It would best for him to be seen by his paediatrician just to be sure that all is well.

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