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Does life expectancy decrease if you have a period at 8yo?

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Dr. Stephen Shroyer
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: I am not aware of any link to life expectancy with menses starting at 8 years of age. This normal in those that do this. For obvious reasons, there should not be any other pre-adult like characteristics in these children. If so, a health exam is mandated.
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: Only thing that can be altered is your height.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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