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My 6 yo daughter has underarm hair. Is this normal???

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Asked by MaeI at 10:05 PM on Nov. 9, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I got mine that early and started my period that early as well. Keep an eye on her. I was told back then that it wasn;t normal but of course I don't know if it is.

    Answer by heather.darin at 10:22 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Yikes! It's generally NOT. It's really a bit early (most girls start like 9-16 or something I think) so it's probably best to talk to her doctor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Caleb had man hairs on his genitals when he was a newborn. That gave his pediatrician pause. lol
    I agree with the other two ladies to keep an eye on her and to have an appt made with her pediatrician.

    Answer by kansasbloom at 11:47 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Wow my 6 yr. old has body odor if we don't use deodorant but hair hmmm I would ask the doctor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • She needs to be seen. They can stop her from developing too early and there are some diseases that have that as a noticeable sign. SEE THE DOCTOR

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 AM on Nov. 10, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • It can happen, but I would talk to her pediatrician and have her go in for a physical.  It could be she's fine and starting puberty early (many girls can range from age 9 and up), or it could be something else.

    The only case I've heard of it happening that early was my cousin who had endured brain trauma after living through a really bad car accident when she was 3 years old. She started her period and had breast larger than mine by age 6, it was sad and she did have to take medication.


    Answer by Knightquester at 2:42 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

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