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Is it normal to have the puberty at the age of 6 ?

Hi, I have a six year old son. He has been very healthy so far. What worries me now is he is already showing signs of puberty. His penis is almost 4 inches with pubic hair at the base. He keeps shying off from us. Is this normal? If not what should I do?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Nov 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi thanks for the query.
This is not normal.It is referred to as precocious puberty. Usually puberty starts between 9.5 to 13.5 years. I suggest you consult an endocrinologist at the earliest. thank you !
Answered: Thu, 10 Nov 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
At the age of 6 years changes of puberty is un usual.
Generally puberty in a boy starts between 9 to 13 years.
Age of puberty depends upon genetic factor,nutritional,social factor.
To be on safe side consult Endocrinologist to rule out any problem in hypothalamus,Pituitary gland.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Wed, 9 Nov 2011
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