my son started puberty at 10 he is now 13 and growing chest/facial hair does this mean that his height growth will now stop ?he is even starting to get back hair im really worried!!!! he has never had a big growth spurt just 2 and a half inches a year and never out of proportion like most kids, has anyone had this experiance?
No...his hair growth does not indicate that he is done growing. Men actually continue to gain miniscule amounts of height until well into their twenties; they continue puberty far longer than women do. Most women are through with puberty by about 19 but men continue with the hormone surges and small changes until their mid-twenties.
He's just barely a teenager...don't worry about what changes he's going through or hasn't gone through yet and just enjoy him before he's all grown up and gone. He sounds completely normal to me!
You could ask your dad or your child's father and his dad when they started getting facial hair. You might find it is just a genetic thing.
It could be a high testosterone level. You could get that checked with a simple blood test.
It is interesting because girls and boys mature at different stages. Some girls menstruate at 11 and some not till 17. Boys are similar. Some get facial, body hair early, some not till their late 20's. I wouldn't worry. He seems perfectly ok and normal.
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