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Potential Complication of CPP
Short adult height1
Children with CPP may go through an early growth spurt and be taller than their peers. This is because their bones mature quicker than normal. Unfortunately, they often stop growing earlier, too. If CPP is not treated, they most likely will not reach their projected adult height.
You didn’t cause CPP3
As a parent, it’s normal to want answers and understand the cause of early puberty, but the fact is, CPP can just happen. For most children, there’s no known cause. And it’s not because you did something to make it happen. In some cases CPP can be caused by an underlying condition. That’s why it’s important to see your child’s doctor to know for sure.
Some common facts about CPP in the U.S.4
References: 1. Precocious Puberty Complications. Mayo Clinic Website. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/precocious-puberty/basics/complications/con-20029745 Accessed June 16, 2015. 2. Precocious Puberty Treatment and Drugs. Mayo Clinic Website. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/precocious-puberty/basics/treatment/con-20029745. Accessed June 17, 2015. 3. Precocious puberty. Mayo Clinic Web site. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/precocious-puberty/basics/causes/con-20029745. Accessed June 9, 2015 4. Saenger P. Novel treatments seem promising for central precocious puberty. http://www.healio.com/endocrinology/pediatric-endocrinology/news/print/endocrine-today/%7Bbe447e73-0aab-417e-8ce4-4cb91d8f095d%7D/novel-treatments-seem-promising-for-central-precocious-puberty. Accessed January 31, 2014.