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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Wugh- somebody talk to me about precocious puberty

So it appears that my not-yet-8-year-old started her period today.

I thought she'd probably start in the next year as she has been needing a bra since the beginning of the school year but I didn't epect it so soon. We've talked all about periods/cycles but I hadn't spoken to her yet about the possibility of her starting so soon.

I hope I did okay-she didn't seem upset afterwards, just a little unsure. She did say she was scared but I reassured her that this wasn't going to be a scary thing to deal with, but just something to get used to.

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That is early enough that you should take her to the ped, IMO.



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Yes, take her to the doctor.
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oh yeah, Dr appt is being made this morning.

I think I sort of knew it was going to happen with her..she's had breast buds since about 3. The part I've not figured out yet is telling her almost 11yo sister. There's huge sibling rivalry between the two of them(probably due to hormones Click here to enlarge) and the way oldest is acting, she'll see it as a personal slight to her no matter how I explain it.
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she's had breast buds since about 3.
Click here to enlarge What has her ped said about that?

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Have you not had this looked into?

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Do you, maybe, need a different doctor? Instead of the one who was presumably aware of the breasts and ignored them? Maybe? Click here to enlarge
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She didn't ignore her development-Sophie had a blood test done to measure hormone levels and thyroid levels at that time and all came back as normal. Our approach was to wait for any other signs of puberty and go from there.Since we had the earlier blood tests, and no other signs until now, it's most likely central precocious puberty:
"In central precocious puberty, the puberty process starts too soon. Although they begin earlier than they should, the pattern and timing of the steps in the process are otherwise normal. For the majority of children with this condition, there's no underlying medical problem and no identifiable reason for the early puberty."

I'm just wondering if any of the syberkids have/had this and what kinds of things did you, as a parent, see as a problem (apart from the early menstruation). A lot of what I've read indicated there are problems with depression because the child perceives themselves as being different, which causes them to withdraw.
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