I have an almost 9 year old (2 weeks away) that was recently seen by a pediatric endocrinologist. She has breast development (buds at 8 with more development from 8 1/2 to present) and pubic hair. She does not have underarm hair or body odor. She had a wrist xray which showed 25 months advanced. She is in 90th percentile for height but is very similar in height with the other 4th graders in her class, so I wasn't concerned about her height. The pediatric endocrinologist said that she is Tanner IV and that she "could" (crystal ball guess) start her period within 6 to 12 months. I think this is way too early. My sis-in-law started her period in 4th grade, so I wonder if it is hereditary. We are going back to see the endocrinologist in December for a follow-up visit. She mentioned the possibility of shots to deter/delay puberty and onset of menses. I am presuming that this is lupron. Does anyone have any experience with this medicine? Thank you.
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