is your first step
The sooner your child is diagnosed and treated, the sooner progression of puberty can be stopped until your child is ready
The pediatrician knows your child’s medical history. If you notice any signs or symptoms of puberty occurring too soon, speak with your child’s pediatrician. Let them know your concerns. The pediatrician will review your child’s and family’s medical history.
Seeing a pediatric
endocrinologist is the next step
If your pediatrician thinks your child may have central precocious puberty, or CPP, they may refer you to a pediatric endocrinologist.
They are specialists who focus on the treatment of hormone-related conditions in children.
The pediatric endocrinologist may perform some or all of the tests below. They will also do a full physical exam.
Once all the tests are complete, they will review the results and make a proper diagnosis.
Getting a diagnosis helps
you plan what to do next
Watch parents describe how getting a diagnosis gave them a sense of relief.
Already seen the
If you’ve seen the pediatrician, the next step is to see a pediatric endocrinologist for a diagnosis. If you haven’t seen a pediatric endocrinologist, ask your pediatrician for a referral. Trust your instincts and make sure you get a diagnosis. Half of all children with CPP are diagnosed too late for treatment to have an impact.* The sooner you know for sure if your child has CPP, the sooner your child can get the treatment he or she needs.
*Based on an online survey of 141 US pediatric endocrinologists from June 6 to July 14, 2017.