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Totally freaked out, just found pubes on my 5 year old dd

(112 Posts)
treadingwater123 Sun 04-Aug-13 18:40:28

She's a baby sad !!!!

YoniBottsBumgina Sun 04-Aug-13 18:42:00

Er, what? Firstly why are you inspecting her crotch? And secondly, it's very unlikely to be a pube. She is five.

chickensaladagain Sun 04-Aug-13 18:44:55

any other signs of puberty?

please take her to a gp

HotCrossPun Sun 04-Aug-13 18:45:10

I was reading a thread the other day about somebody's daughter who had started puberty and she was really young.

I'd take her to the doctor so they can investigate any hormone issues.

treadingwater123 Sun 04-Aug-13 18:45:27

Cheers for the condescending reply
It is indeed a pube (or around 6 or 7 actually)I wasn't 'inspecting' she showed me as I was drying her after her bath

treadingwater123 Sun 04-Aug-13 18:46:24

Cheers for the condescending reply
It is indeed a pube (or around 6 or 7 actually)I wasn't 'inspecting' she showed me as I was drying her after her bath

NatashaBee Sun 04-Aug-13 18:46:36

Are you sure it's not just a downy kind of hair covering her whole body? I would see a doctor - just in case it's early puberty, I believe they can halt it if they identify it early until the child is a more appropriate age.

Hassled Sun 04-Aug-13 18:46:48

I think there are things they can do to slow down premature puberty - yes, go to the GP.

I'd take her for a checkup with the GP. Is she on any medication? I think some can cause body hair growth.

treadingwater123 Sun 04-Aug-13 18:48:02

Sorry for double post

Thanks both for helpful replies, I feel so shocked and gutted - she is my baby

My eldest daughter is almost 14 and everything happened early for her but it was around 9 not 5 fgs!!

I've read of this happening and they've been able to delay it. Definitely go to the GP.

PoppyAmex Sun 04-Aug-13 18:48:23

"Firstly why are you inspecting her crotch? "

Are you serious? She's 5 years old and OP is her mother! shock

treadingwater123 Sun 04-Aug-13 18:49:45

She's very blonde and downy on her legs but no, these are pubes sad one is pretty long, slightly curled and dark sad the others are shorter but also dark

I agree with previous posters. Your first port of call is your gp. You also need to explain to your dd that although nothing is wrong it's just too early which is why a dr may be able to help.

I'm sure you know that you need to tread carefully with her about this. Poor you and dd. Good luck. sad

lougle Sun 04-Aug-13 18:53:29

I inspect my 5 year old's crotch any time she says it's sore and asks me to, just like any other part of her body confused

treadingwater123, you should take her to the doctor when you can - don't worry though, you don't have to make an emergency appointment. The doctor will most likely refer to a paediatrician, to see if there are signs of early puberty.

Have you noticed any other signs such as a big growth spurt or swelling of the nipple area?

treadingwater123 Sun 04-Aug-13 18:56:26

No nipple swelling, she's tall for age but all my kids are and she isn't excessively so
She's very slim and doesn't look older than her 5 years
She said mummy why do I have a hairy Mary like you when I'm only little sad feel really sad

treadingwater123 Sun 04-Aug-13 18:58:41

She hasn't even had a wobbly tooth yet, is just learning to read - it can't happen yet!

sittinginthesun Sun 04-Aug-13 18:59:21

Friend's daughter has this - she has just seen a consultant, and it is fine. A hormonal thing which is relatively well known and completely fine.

I would go to the GP and get a referral though. My friend is in medical profession, and she insisted on a consultants appointment, just to check.

treadingwater123 Sun 04-Aug-13 19:01:01

Sittinginthesun, so is it just left to develop??

fuzzpig Sun 04-Aug-13 19:07:40

Oh no, that's gutting sad definitely see a doctor, perhaps you could even speak by phone or see them without your DD first?

If possible don't let her see you are upset or shocked by this (easier said than done I know)

ChippingInHopHopHop Sun 04-Aug-13 19:07:52

That must have been a shock for you both. 5 is only tiny and she's right - she shouldn't have a hairy mary! Poor little dot. However, I am sure your GP will be able to refer you so that you can take whatever steps are necessary and just reassure her there's nothing wrong at all, just as she says - she's too young for a hairy mary so the doctor is going to see what he can do for her smile

As to the poster who said 'Why are you inspecting her crotch' because she's 5 and they tend to still be dried and dressed after a bath at that age. Don't you actually have kids?? hmm

BramblyHedge Sun 04-Aug-13 19:09:49

Look up precocious puberty. It is treatable if this is what it is.

hugoagogo Sun 04-Aug-13 19:11:21

Yes, take her to the gp someone someone in dd's class got them at about 6-7 I can't remember what help they were, but it's certainly the first port of call.

booksandchoc Sun 04-Aug-13 19:13:20

My dd is only 18 months and has premature breast tissue. The paediatrician who seen her said nothing can be done about it really, but if she grows any pubic or underarm hair, or has any bleeds she has to be seen straightaway.

That probably doesn't help much, but I would definitely take her to the GP.

Cat98 Sun 04-Aug-13 19:14:28

Yoni, what an awful reply.

Definitely take her to the docs, OP, how worrying for you.

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