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As a girl goes through puberty, her body goes through many changes. Besides breast growth, her hips round and she gets pubic and underarm hair. She may start her period. In most cases, a delay in these body changes is not a reason for concern. Some medical conditions may cause a delay. Hormone levels also play a role in body changes. If you and your doctor are concerned about the delayed breast growth, your child's hormone levels can be tested. If a medical cause is found, your doctor may treat it.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: May 27, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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