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Is red vaginal discharge in a girl child indication of periods?

My daughter is 11 years old. She's 4 ft 6 inches and 59 lb. She has not develop breasts or have pubic hair. However, this mortning she had a light redish discharge in her underwear. Could she be starting her period? Is this possible with her stature? Or should I be taking her to the doctors right away? She is being watched carefully by her doctor because of her lack of growth and lack of weight gain.
Sat, 31 May 2014
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Hi

Menarche(onset of menstruation) can sometimes occur before development of axillary /pubic hairs and breast development though very uncommon.
There is no cause for concern.
You can get a routine assessment from your Gynecologist.

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr T Shobha
MBBS,MD
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