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Your Early Pubic Hair Growth May Also be Known as:
Early growth of pubic hair
Early puberty
Premature puberty
Premature pubic hair development

Top 10 Early Pubic Hair Growth Causes

  1. 1.Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    The adrenal glands make hormones in the body. If they are not working, it will affect a child's ability to grow and develop. This is, however, treatable.

    You should see your primary care physician (PCP) tomorrow for a sick visit.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    irregular period, acne, excessive hair on unexpected parts of body, male pattern baldness, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female genital structures like the uterus, fallopian tube, ovary, and the surrounding abdominal wall. It is typically caused by N. Gonorrhoeae or C. Trachomatis.

    You should contact your doctor today. There, physical exams and swabs of the vagina will be needed to look for infection. Further blood testing or imaging may also be needed. Treatment involves antibiotics (orally) for both you and your partner

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, nausea or vomiting, vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, lower abdominal pain
    Symptoms that always occur with pelvic inflammatory disease:
    hidden: pid: pain fever or discharge
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  3. 3.Bacterial Vaginosis

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection caused when too much of certain bacteria change the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection and is not caused by poor hygiene (in fact, excessive washing of the vagina may increase the risk). Its symptoms are usually mild, consisting primarily of a white-gray vaginal discharge that has a fishy smell.

    You should visit your primary care physician. If you have any symptoms of BV, a swab of the discharge will be tested to confirm the diagnosis, and antibiotic treatment will be started.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal odor, bloody vaginal discharge, thick vaginal discharge, thin vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Yeast Infection

    Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called "Candida." Candida is the scientific name for yeast that lives almost everywhere, including in the human body. Typically, our immune system keeps it under control, but if you take antibiotics or gets sick, the fungus can multiply and cause an infection. In this case, it is happening in the vagina.

    You can treat this with over-the-counter medications. However, if an over-the-counter does not work, it could be a different type of vaginal infection and evaluation in a clinic is needed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, thick vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, vulvovaginal redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  5. 5.Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Chronic carbon monoxide poisoning is the slow but persistent exposure to carbon dioxide, typically where one lives or works. This can cause chronic headache, nausea, vomiting, etc.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 48 hours, who can make a diagnosis based on clinical suspicion and a blood test. Treatment would be to move away from the source of the carbon monoxide!

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, irritability, nausea, difficulty concentrating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.Low Blood Cell Counts Due to a Chronic Disease

    Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells, which are cells that provide oxygen to body tissues. Anemia of chronic disease is anemia that is found in people who already have certain long-term (chronic) medical conditions.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will perform a blood test to confirm the diagnosis. They will coordinate your care with specialists to treat both the anemia and the underlying causes.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath on exertion, decreased exercise tolerance, pale skin all over, dizziness when standing up
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Keratoacanthoma (a Common, Benign Skin Change)

    Keratoacanthomas are rapidly growing lesions that occur primarily on sun-exposed skin in older persons. The majority of lesions involve the face and upper extremities, although they frequently occur on the lower extremities, especially in women.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    itchy rash, rash on sun-exposed areas, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, skin-colored rash, skin-colored, large (>1/2 cm) bump
    Symptoms that never occur with keratoacanthoma (a common, benign skin change):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  8. 8.Non - Specific Skin Rash

    A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Often, rashes are unidentifiable and some variation of normal. For example, scratching one's arm causes it to turn red (which is caused by mast cells releasing chemicals into the local area), but that's completely normal.

    At this time, you do not need treatment for this rash. If it worsens, you may need to consult a physician.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific skin rash:
    rash
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  9. 9.Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of a tick, which needs to latch on for a few days to transmit the bacteria. This infection can affect the skin, but more dangerously, the nervous system.

    You should see your doctor in the next few days to discuss symptoms and get treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, muscle aches, irritability, loss of appetite
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  10. 10.Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum Contagiosum is a common viral infection of the skin that usually affects young children, sexually active young adults, and patients with a weakened immune system.

    You can go to a primary care doctor, who might recommend cryotherapy (freezing it off) or ointments. That being said, molluscum contagiosum often goes away on its own.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, skin changes on arm, leg skin changes, head or neck skin changes, genital skin changes
    Symptoms that never occur with molluscum contagiosum:
    fever, headache
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Early Pubic Hair Growth

  • Q.Is your vaginal discharge constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How much discharge is coming out of your vagina?
  • Q.Has your vaginal discharge been getting better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your vaginal discharge been going on?

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Early Pubic Hair Growth Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced early pubic hair growth have also experienced:

    • 16% Vaginal Discharge
    • 16% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 16% Frequent Mood Swings
  • People who have experienced early pubic hair growth were most often matched with:

    • 25% Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
    • 16% Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    • 16% Bacterial Vaginosis

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