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Posted on: 04/26/2007
My daughter will be 8 this year. She has experienced a yellow-white discharge for the past few months, which I know is common at her age, yet recently this discharge has become more of a light brownish color. There is no odor. She does not complain of any burning or itching. It typically lasts a day (it did last month too) and seems to occur around the same time of my own cycle. Is she about to start her menstrual cycle? Isn't she too young? Should I have her examined by her doctor? Thank you for any advice.
I highly recommend that you speak with your Pediatrician sooner rather than later about your concerns, particularly if your 7 year old daughter is demonstrating any other signs of early puberty such as breast or pubic hair development. If this is the case, your doctor will likely recommend lab work in addition to performing a physical exam. If this discharge does signify true menses, a referral to an endocrinologist (growth and hormone specialist) would likely be the next step.