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A 31-year-old female asked:

My daughter is 11 and has had dark brown stains in her underwear what could it be , tina ?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Her period: The average age of menarche, when menstruation starts in a young girl, is 12.43 years, and 10% of United States girls start to menstruate BEFORE age 11. It is also not unusual for them not to tell anyone about it. Approach the topic sensitively and she if she can put you into the picture of what is going on. It is unlikely to be from the rectum or urethra. Good wishes:)

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