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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 !!!!

chubbychipmonk Tue 06-Aug-13 23:34:50

Ffs Yoni..ever heard the phrase 'if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all!'

Hopefully the GP can help you OP.

hellymelly Tue 06-Aug-13 23:37:06

Crikey! didn't realise putting a bit of cream on a sore patch of my small daughter would cause such a storm. Thanks all for sticking up for me. Rather stunned that anyone would think she should have been doing this herself "years ago"...how many years I wonder? I also have a six year old dd who is prone to getting an irritated vulva, she has sometimes needed to see the GP. If my dds weren't comfortable discussing their bodies with me, and want me to look at it if something is feeling painful to them, then needing a GP to check it would be pretty stressful . It is really hard to look at your own vulva properly! Never mind to get a blob of nappy rash cream in the right spot. How can it be ok for my GP, a relative stranger, to do this, but not her own mother? What if I was a nurse? Its very silly. Glad it was only one poster. My 8 year old can't tell the difference between being a bit sore and something that might need to see a GP.

Zhx3 Tue 06-Aug-13 23:45:20

Not an adequate response from the GP, IMO. They should be checking whether is is precocious puberty, or premature adrenarche, as true precocious puberty might need treatment.

OP, my dd had the following tests done:

1. Ultrasound scan of womb and kidneys to check for tumours on adrenal glands or advanced development of womb
2. Blood test (poor dd) to check hormone levels

She has premature adrenarche and will be seen by the consultant 2-3 times a year until she reaches age 8 or so, when puberty can be classed on the young side of normal. I've been told to tell them immediately if she starts to show any signs of bleeding or breast development - the other symptoms, such as pubic hair, underarm hair or increased body odour, are increased sensitivity to the sex hormones (sorry, I'm paraphrasing the consultant), but not indicators of true puberty.

It's a shock, but do push for a referral, for your peace of mind.

Nocakeformeplease Wed 07-Aug-13 09:54:19

xylem8 this is the girls mother not the next door bloody neighbour. You honestly sound insane.

frogwatcher42 Wed 07-Aug-13 10:05:58

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hellymelly Wed 07-Aug-13 13:59:21

frogwatch I completely agree with you. You articulated what I was also feeling really well.

Scruffey Wed 07-Aug-13 15:25:15

Xylem you are being very silly. My friend's ds, at the age of 18 years old, said "look mum I know it's gross but I am terrified that there is something really wrong with me down there, please will you look for me". She did look at his genitals to help him out. Some sort of rash or something. - do you think I should report them for incest?! Or could you accept that she was just helping him? Just as the op is helping her dd?

Op - either see another gp in your surgery or re register to a different one in order to get a referral to a paediatric unit.

Ihaveranoutofsteam Wed 07-Aug-13 20:35:04

Xylem - You sound suspiciously like Marietta Higgs, and as many will know that did not end well

I would be seriously concerned if you were a HCP working with children. You are the type of person who makes the most normal parents feel as though they are doing some wrong.

kelly21 Wed 07-Aug-13 22:17:12

Some things shock me if my 8 year old asked me to look at her i would she's not going to know if it needs a doctor or not my dd is 3 and i look at her bits whenever she's in the bath discreetly obviously when i had my daughter i thought i had an infection but couldn't service with a mirror midwife asked if there was anyone else who could check so i asked my mum because she's my mum lol lucky she did i had to go the hospital it not wrong

BoozyBear Wed 07-Aug-13 22:35:57

I'm an adult and if my dh isn't available will ask my mum to check things for me, hell, I gave birth infront of her twice!!

Girls ought to have a comfortable enough relationship with their mums to be able to show them and ask for help with anything concerning their bodies!

LauraChant Wed 07-Aug-13 22:57:04

I have something that would make xylem explode. My mum once helped me put a tampon in aged 13 when I wanted to go to a swimming party but couldn't manage the tampon.

The first time I got drunk aged 17 she helped me remove on.

She is a social worker.

IceAddict Wed 07-Aug-13 23:08:36

Someone I know has a daughter of 7 who is experiencing this have a chat with gp

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