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Can an 8 year old really get her period??

My sister in law just said that her 8 year old daughter wiped and it looks like she might have started her period. Anyone else have this happen?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:47 PM on Oct. 8, 2008 in Health

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  • i have heard it to happen......but usually in obese children.

    Answer by iluvmytriniti at 7:52 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • I believe it can happened I was 10 years of age when mine came.
    Then again she could have damaged her hymen.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:54 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • It's at the young end of the normal range but still within the normal range.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 7:55 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Ive heard of as young as 9. It maybe possible but i almost wonder if foul play is involved. 8 seems really really young

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 7:55 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • my mom was 9 when she started hers. And she has never been overwiehgt.

    Answer by LovinEveryDay at 7:57 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • well she is never left alone (her mother is very paranoid) and she asked her if she did something herself and she says no. Also she is overweight. She weighs about 90 pounds.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Yes, it is normal. I have heard of this alot. I hear, unfortunately, it is happening sooner in alot of children.

    Answer by pupmom at 8:07 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Dr. visit to check things out and answer any questions or fears that there may be.

    Side note: The youngest girl to give birth was only 6 years old.

    Answer by WestportAdm at 8:10 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • 8 is very early but possible. Perhaps she has an urinary tract infection. That would cause blood streaks after wiping if the bladder is irritated by bacteria and is prone to bleeding. Have her checked either way by a doctor.

    Answer by manna1qd at 8:15 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • i was 9 my other sister was nine but my little sister was 8 and my mom was 8

    Answer by pipersmom1 at 8:36 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

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