Question: My eight year old daughter had some blood in her knickers last night, there's no sign she's scratched and cut her vagina. It wasn't much blood but she also had a sore tummy. Could it be her period at such a young age? She's an active girl, and weighs about 33kg and shows no signs of going through puberty.. I haven't spoken to her about masturbation, could that bring on any blood? I got my period at age 14, does that have any thing to do with when a daughter of mine will get her period or is it true that diet etc these days affects the age of puberty? Thanks from a worried mum!
Dr. Farah Kroman: The average age when girls start there period is between 11 and 13 but it can start a little earlier. 8 would be quite young and as you say, there are usually other signs of puberty well before the period starts. This is actually something that's worth getting checked with your GP so that your little one can be examined, particularly if it happens again. Good Luck!