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Heavy bleeding in 9 year old possibly due to menarche - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   hi
User :   i am just wondering i have an 11 year old who just started her period and she has been bleeding for 9 days, is this normal?
Doctor :   how can i help u
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where is the bleeding from
User :   the vagina
Doctor :   ok
User :   that is a long time isn't it?
Doctor :   is the bleeeding heavy
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any white discharge
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the baby active
User :   should i consult her physician?
Doctor :   is the baby feeding well
User :   what baby?
Doctor :   yu need a consultation
Doctor :   by a gynecologist
Doctor :   as its for 9 days
Doctor :   and even the bleeding is heavy
User :   but is it normal to bleed that long for your first period?
Doctor :   first period should be by 13 yrs
Doctor :   not so early
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