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My 9 year old started really young
barbz1224 posted:
My daughter started her period when she was 9 years old. Is this normal for a little girl? Ive been keep track of her cycle and there not consistant at all. she can be on it for 3 weeks stright.
katerz711 responded:
I went to school with a couple girls who had already started their periods in the 4th grade. I had my first period when I was 13. I was never consistent for years. I used to go months without having a period and then I would have a really bad one with like VERY dark blood that would last about 10 days or so. I used to have SEVERE cramps and throw up as well during my first or second day of my cycle especially if it had been awhile since I had a period. It was really difficult.
Everything normalized once I started birth control when I was an adult and after I had my first child, I felt "normal" and regular for the first time. Of course you wouldn't want to give your young daughter birth control or have her suffer for many years.
Besides asking her doctor about it (he may suggest a consultation with an OBGYN but not an examination of course) I wouldn't worry too much about it unless she's having painful periods. I would also pay close attention that she gets a healthy diet with some extra fiber. That seemed to help me during my first few years of woman hood. :) Goodluck!

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