9 Year Old Girl Menstruate Without Signs of Development Elsewhere

Updated on March 29, 2010
M.D. asks from Albany, OR
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Can a 9 year old menstruate without showing signs of developing elsewhere? No breasts or pubic hair.

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answers from Gainesville on

You definitely want to take her in to the pediatrician. I've seen other moms post on here about precocious puberty and the importance of getting it stopped.

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answers from Philadelphia on

I was under the impression that they had to be somewhat developed first. This is according to my pediatrician. I guess there could be rare exceptions. If she is bleeding though i would have her checked to see if something else is wrong :(

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answers from Tulsa on

yes my friends daughter did it



answers from San Francisco on

It is unusual but possible I believe. You should check with a doctor for sure and have her physical check up done.



answers from Provo on

I started my period when I was 11 and did not have breasts or pubic hair. I didn't develop until I was about 14 or 15.



answers from Denver on

Amazing how young these girls are now days huh? Needless to say, I waited to develop elsewhere until I was 30 and it never happened, no boobs, no hips, and pubic hair about 2 years after I got my period. Huge bummer for me but a good testament that your daughter is fine. You certainly can get your period and not show signs of other development for a long time after, it is just a stepping stone. I would say if you are feeling uncomfortable, I would probably call the doc and ask or take her in to be sure there is nothing else going on.

Good luck.



answers from Cheyenne on

i did, i started when i was 9 and finally started having tender breasts within the next year.

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