my 5 yr old son is growing pubic hair???? is this happening to anyone else's child?

Angie - posted on 07/23/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son has been touching himself a lot lately, i thought i might have had to do with his penis sticking to him, so i started to put baby powder on it to see if it helped any, and when i did, i noticed some blonde but course pubic hair on his testicles and fine straight hair above his penis. Does anyone know about this? I am very worried and scared, he just turned 5 in june.

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Jodi - posted on 07/24/2012

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It could be precocious puberty, which can have potential issues that accompany it. I would suggest you take him to see his doctor and have his hormone levels checked.

Jennifer - posted on 07/23/2012

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If you think he is developing early, I would suggest checking with the pediatrician. I know at least one cause can be arrested with medication until he is older. Best of luck!

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