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what is first period before age 8

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
About 2yr after buds: The average girl will hit menarche 2-2 & 1/2 years after her breast buds appear. Often she will notice a clear or straw colored scant discharge during ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies, average 12yo: The start of cycles is called menarche.Girls experience menarche at different ages. Factors such as race, stress, diet, genetics and weight (bmi) are ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
22 years experience Pediatrics
Onset of menses?: Normal” puberty onset can range from ages 8-13 and takes, on average, 1.5-6 years to complete. Good documentation exists to establish that the average ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: The common range is 11-13 with some earlier and later. Later than 15 occurs on occasion but i would do a workup on that one for delay.It usually happe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
11 to 13 years old: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before ... Read More
A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Menses: Usually 12 and about 2 years after the onset of breast development. Remain calm yourself and make sure she has been well educated and understands it i ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
At : At your age it's normal to have irregular periods. If they continue to be heavy and unpredictable then talk to your pediatrician about birth control p ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
9-12: Usually, on average.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
IT VARIES BUT ON: Average, 9-12 yrs old.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal Diacharge: The symptoms you describe may be increased normal vaginal discharge or something called bacterial vaginosis (bv). This is a change in the normal bact ... Read More

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