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thelarche

 [the-lahr´ke]
beginning of development of the breast at puberty.

the·lar·che

(thē-lar'kē), Avoid the mispronunciation the'larche.
The beginning of development of the breasts in the female.
[thel- + G. archē, beginning]

thelarche

/the·lar·che/ (the-lahr´ke) the beginning of development of the breasts at puberty.

thelarche

[thilär′kē]
Etymology: Gk, thele, nipple, archaios, beginning
the beginning of female pubertal breast development, normally occurring between 9 and 13 years of age. Thelarche occurs before puberty at the beginning of the phase of rapid growth. Premature thelarche is precocious breast development in a female without other evidence of sexual maturation. Compare menarche.

thelarche

Gynecology Peripubertal enlargement of the breasts

the·lar·che

(thē-lahr'kē)
The beginning of development of the breasts in the female.
[thel- + G. archē, beginning]
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Ashley, at age 6 years, had surgery to remove her uterus and breast buds and after recovering from surgery, was placed on high doses of estrogen for 3 years to permanently stunt her linear growth; her parents refer to the surgeries and hormonal medication as the "Ashley Treatment.
It doesn't have any support, but it covers up your breast buds so they don't look noticeable .
When breast buds form, some girls worry that the knot or lump under the nipple is a sign of breast cancer.
Sometimes these can disrupt the breast bud, or the vascular supply to the breast, although the techniques have improved, so this is becoming less common.
She carefully traces the complex and interlocking relationships between puberty, which includes the advent of breast buds, pubic hair and menarche (first menstruation), with physiological, psychological and environmental (nutritional, chemical) conditions, and the consequences for the maturation process of our young women.
Compared with 8-year-old white girls, about four times as many Black 8-year-oids grow pubic hair and develop breast buds.
If a young woman does not have breast buds or pubic hair by age fourteen, then she should discuss this with her doctor to rule out any problems.
There is conflicting data on whether circumcision decreases the risk for penile cancer, but I hardly think that we should cut off a healthy functioning sexual organ over such a minute risk We wouldn't cut off the breast buds in little girls, now would we?
The girls experienced premature puberty, including development of breast buds and breast mass, while the boys reported effects consistent with gynecomastia, the agency said in a safety announcement.
And by removing her breast buds, they would reduce the chances of breast cancer, which runs in the family, and minimize discomfort from the harness needed to lift her in and out of bed.
Potentially useful measures of hormone-sensitive end points are standardized examinations for supernumerary nipples, size of breast buds, hypospadias, cryptorchidism, prostate size, anogenital distance and related measures, tooth mineralization, sexual development, gynecomastia, detailed neurologic examinations, and neurodevelopmental assessment of motor development, language, and cognition (Alaluusua et al.
Usually all that remains are two breast buds on the upper half of the chest but, occasionally, rudimentary mammary glands develop at some point along the milk line, forming an additional nipple.