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post #21 of 31
I fell on my bike at that age and spotted for two days. I got checked at a clinic and had broken my hymen.
post #22 of 31

Poor baby! I agree, it sounds more like a UTI or possibly a broken hymen. Keep us updated! Good luck.

post #23 of 31

Hi I am a psychology major at Michigan State University and I have some advice for you. The age of menarche is steady changing. This comes from the diet your child chooses to consume, and your child's environment. The environment in the home, typically the parents relationship can affect your child's development. With all that stress it can cause early development that is seen as abnormal. Ask your child how does she feel? Is she happy or upset? If so, what problems are making her feel that way? Communicate with your children. She maybe 7, but she has feelings also. Don't be worried it's most likely stress. :-)

 

post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by MsHoneyBee07 View Post

Hi I am a psychology major at Michigan State University and I have some advice for you. The age of menarche is steady changing. This comes from the diet your child chooses to consume, and your child's environment. The environment in the home, typically the parents relationship can affect your child's development. With all that stress it can cause early development that is seen as abnormal. Ask your child how does she feel? Is she happy or upset? If so, what problems are making her feel that way? Communicate with your children. She maybe 7, but she has feelings also. Don't be worried it's most likely stress. :-)

 

 

I'm sorry, but I don't believe this.  My friend is a pediatric endocrinologist who teaches at the medical school... this is her very research.  The clinical findings are that early onset of menses is related to genetics and body weight.  Obesity is the leading indicator where there is no genetic connection, based on medical research.  My grand-niece had/has precocious puberty, so I talked to my friend about it and she explained the findings of her field.  It's not even related to hormones in food, according to what they have found.

 

You'll have to show some clinical research results that stress causes precocious puberty for me to believe it.  Sorry.
 

post #25 of 31

I have a graduate degree in child psychology. I second velochic. 

post #26 of 31

Did want to mention I don't think it sounds like a period I always bled or spotted blood with UTI.  My cousin  had an incident of bleeding I think it was more closer to 8 but no one really found out the 'answer and she didn't get her real AF until she was 13 .

 

post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by MsHoneyBee07 View Post

Hi I am a psychology major at Michigan State University and I have some advice for you. The age of menarche is steady changing. This comes from the diet your child chooses to consume, and your child's environment. The environment in the home, typically the parents relationship can affect your child's development. With all that stress it can cause early development that is seen as abnormal. Ask your child how does she feel? Is she happy or upset? If so, what problems are making her feel that way? Communicate with your children. She maybe 7, but she has feelings also. Don't be worried it's most likely stress. :-)

 

OH MY!  I would have been very offended if you said this to me.  I also agree with the poster who said that show some proof of stress being a start to an early period... You may be a psychology major at Mich State- that's great but why do you think you can suggest her daughter has added stress and that "she has feelings also"? When did the OP ever suggest that there's stress in her life???  Just because you're studying something doesn't mean you can hop on a problem someone is having and think you know the answer.  Do you even have children?
 

post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by MsHoneyBee07 View Post

Hi I am a psychology major at Michigan State University and I have some advice for you. The age of menarche is steady changing. This comes from the diet your child chooses to consume, and your child's environment. The environment in the home, typically the parents relationship can affect your child's development. With all that stress it can cause early development that is seen as abnormal. Ask your child how does she feel? Is she happy or upset? If so, what problems are making her feel that way? Communicate with your children. She maybe 7, but she has feelings also. Don't be worried it's most likely stress. :-)

 

OH MY!  I would have been very offended if you said this to me.  I also agree with the poster who said that show some proof of stress being a start to an early period... You may be a psychology major at Mich State- that's great but why do you think you can suggest her daughter has added stress and that "she has feelings also"? When did the OP ever suggest that there's stress in her life???  Just because you're studying something doesn't mean you can hop on a problem someone is having and think you know the answer.  Do you even have children?
 


I agree.

OP, my dd did the same thing this past summer at age 9. No bleeding since. It seems to be becoming more common. It could be the hymen-especially with active bike or horse riders, or it could just be a hormone thing. My daughter's was not a UTI.
post #29 of 31

Any update? DId you see the pedi?

post #30 of 31

On more thing I shudder to even mention, but is there any remote possibility that she could have been abused by some male in her life? Not to worry you, but I'm just trying to think of what else might cause this. I hope you figure it out and it turns out to be something completely innocuous, like constipation, as others have mentioned.

post #31 of 31

my niece just started hers (she will be 8 on christmas eve) they took her to the pedi just to check and of course got some very horrible reasons it COULD be... turned out to be a issue with her pituitary gland producing too many hormones. I believe they did an MRI just to rule out the more scary reasons. 

 

Although some kids do start early so it could just be ... starting early. Keep in mind that when one first starts their period essp when so young it may not be regular for a long time (it might be on the other hand) so if she is having her period and then all of a sudden doesn't for a few months don't freak out, totally normal as long as their are no signs of infection or anything.

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