Will my daughter still grow if she gets her period at 8?

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asked Feb 29 in Kids Health by Lymtayer (1,440 points)
Will my daughter still grow if she gets her period at 8?

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answered Mar 27 by Lamber9347 (3,660 points)
Your daughter will still grow if she gets her period at 8 as most girls will grow at least 1 to 2 additional inches in the 1 to 2 years after she has her first period.

If your daughter gets her period at age 7 or 8, you should consult with your daughters doctor, as she may have a condition called precocious puberty, which is a medical condition caused by an abnormality in the brain and the way it releases hormones.

Most girls get their first period when they're around 12.

However getting her period at any time between age 10 and 15 is OK.

Every girl's body has its own schedule.

There isn't one right age for a girl to get her period.

The signs of a girl getting their first period include.

Cramping (pain or achiness in your belly, back or legs).
Bloating (your belly feels full or swollen).
Tender or sore breasts (chest).
Breakouts (acne/pimples flare-up).
Mood swings.
Fatigue (tiredness).

Most girls start their periods when they're about 12, but they can start as early as 8, so it's important to talk to girls from an early age to make sure they're prepared.

Respond to questions or opportunities as they arise and do not be embarrassed as periods are natural.

And although there's no one right age for a girl to get her period, there are some clues that it will start soon.

Typically, a girl gets her period about 2 years after her breasts start to develop.

Another sign is vaginal discharge fluid (sort of like mucus) that a girl might see or feel on her underwear.

Before your daughters first period she may be moodier than usual, she may have trouble sleeping, and she may notice changes in her appetite or have unusual cravings.

It's also normal to feel tired or fatigued, to experience abdominal bloating, or tender breasts.

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