Toddler started her menstrual period at 4 and now facing menopause at 5…
Emily was born exactly on time, in the most normal of condition, and was perfect in every way. The first week of Emily’s life was marked with a seemingly happy baby. However, by the second week, Emily was unsettled and crying, nothing unusual for a new born, but then she started growing at exceptional rates. In her 4th week of life, Emily grew 4 cm in a week. Little did the parent or her physicians know that Emily had underlying conditions that are rarely seen.
By 4 months of age, Emily was the size of a 1 year old, and her growth continued as did her constant health issues. Bouts of sickness, and infections that Doctors put down to being in daycare as both her Dad and mum are full time employees. By 2 years of age, Emily had breast buds and body odour, and a rash on her skin since birth that was now being diagnosed as cystic acne and by 4 years old, she started her menstrual period. She is now faced with menopause at 5.
This little girl has been diagnosed with central precocious puberty and Addison’s disease, which means her adrenal glands do not produce enough steroid hormones.
Her mother tam dover is really sad that her daughter hasn’t had a chance to enjoy her toddler journey. She has been forced to learn how to use a panty liner for menstruating at such young age.
Her body is ageing faster than other kids in her age group and she is nearly 4 years above her real age.
The mum finds it difficult to explain what is happening to her, even though little Emily has now become fully aware that she is different.
Recalling the moment Emily started her menstrual period, Tam told Mirror Online: “Because she has trouble toileting, she thought she had done a poo in her undies.
“We used panty liners and it didn’t last more than a day.”
“There are so many aspects of her life, that thankfully, she is too young to be completely aware of that are going to impact her.
Her parent set up a go fund me to raise money for her high cost treatment.
This is so sad,imagine dealing with menstrual periods at such a tender age……
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