signs of puberty

(10 Posts)
hemel07 Sat 13-Feb-16 15:41:34

My DD (10.5) is not showing any signs of puberty, no breast development, no hair anyway, no BO or anything. She came home from school yesterday with maybe a thumbprint size bit of blood in her pants. She went to bed with a panty liner in situ but hasn't had anything further. I thought we had a bit longer before periods because of the lack of any other signs. Please tell me I'm right! Could this just be a one off? I just want her to get through the next few months of primary school. I think I was about 13yrs when I started but she is taller than I was. Please advise, I feel really anxious.

MadauntofA Sat 13-Feb-16 15:42:59

It sounds really unlikely that she has started her periods without any hair etc. has she by any chance fallen and hurt herself? Is she constipated?

dementedpixie Sat 13-Feb-16 15:43:20

Maybe she scratched herself or something. You would normally have breast buds, hair, etc before periods begin

dementedpixie Sat 13-Feb-16 15:45:18

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/puberty/Pages/puberty-signs.aspx gives the stages

hemel07 Sat 13-Feb-16 16:34:12

Thanks guys. She has complained of a bit of tummy ache this week, not constipated and she says she hasn't scratched/been itchy. Weird! but hopefully nothing.

dementedpixie Sat 13-Feb-16 16:39:46

Uti?

hemel07 Sat 13-Feb-16 17:15:17

Possibly, she feels well in herself though, and no stinging or anything. On a positive note, she took it really well bless her.

dementedpixie Sat 13-Feb-16 17:17:48

It's just when you said she had tummy ache that made me think of a UTI

hemel07 Sat 13-Feb-16 17:50:27

I'll definitely keep an eye on her from that point of view, thankyou, very much appreciate the support.

Dancergirl Sat 20-Feb-16 18:18:40

Unlikely to be a period. When my dd was about 4 at nursery, she had a fall and afterwards had a bit of blood in her knickers. Sometimes it happens after a slight injury.

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