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My 8 yr girl has thin hair on vagina.2-3 dark hair on anus. and i saw white discharge on her underwear. and i felt small disc shap under areola while giving her shower.does that mean her periods are going to start? should i give her heads up? pl help?

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First menses usually occurs 2-3 years after you can feel a breast bud under her mid areola. You should discuss any related issues with her regular doc.

Answered 8/31/2023

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Dr. Jay Park answered

Your description is indicative of normal breast development for her age (Tanner stage II). She has not developed true pubic hair yet (Tanner stage I). Most girls experience menarche at Tanner stage III or IV.

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