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5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Vanmatrix(m): 6:43pm On Oct 10, 2017
'My daughter, 5, grew breasts at two and started period aged four - now she's being forced to go through menopause'

EXCLUSIVE: Emily Dover also developed strong body odour and acne before she turned five - her mum says: "She hasn't even had a chance to be a little girl"

A five-year-old girl who grew breasts aged two and started her period at four is now being forced to go through the menopause.

Little Emily Dover was still a toddler when she developed breast buds, strong body odour and cystic acne - to her parents' shock.


She started menstruating at just four years old and, within the past 12 months, has grown hair on her forehead, back and vagina.

Now, she is facing going through the menopause - as well as the same, often distressing, side effects that older women experience.

Her mum, Tam Dover, told Mirror Online her beautiful daughter is body conscious, aware that she is different to other children her age.

But heartbreakingly, the youngster can't understand why.

Recalling the moment Emily started menstruating, Tam, 41, said: "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."

She added: "She only had her period again the other day".

"She hasn't even had a chance to be a little girl.

"She's having to learn how to put panty liners on for menstruating."

When the youngster gets her period, she walks over to her devoted mum and dad, Matt, 40, and tells them that her "foo foo is bleeding".



"It's difficult to explain to her what is happening," said Tam. "She knows she's different, she knows she's much bigger than other children.

"She's very conscious of her body."

She added that she and her husband know that how they react is "how Emily will react" - so they make sure they respond to situations carefully.

"I don't want her to fear what is happening," said the mum.

Emily, who weighs around seven stone, was born perfect "in every way". A happy baby, she was smaller than her older siblings had been at birth .



But after just a week, things took a turn for the worse. She became unsettled, started crying out in pain and had difficulty sleeping.

She also started growing, rapidly.

By four months old, she was the size of a one year old. By two years old, she had developed breast buds and powerful body odour.

Two years later, she began her period. She was finally was diagnosed with Addisons disease this summer after years of doctor's trips and tests.

The disorder means her adrenal glands don't produce enough steroid hormones.

The youngster also has central precocious puberty - where puberty starts too early in children - congenital adrenal hyperplasia and autism spectrum disorder.

And she has sensory processing disorder and anxiety disorder.



"Emily is my youngest child and she was also my smallest baby after birth. She was 8lbs," said Tam, also mum to a 22-year-old and 20-year-old.

"The child before her was 10lbs. The first week was pretty normal. After that, [things] turned quite bad, she wasn't sleeping well, was in pain."

She and Matt soon noticed their daughter was growing "at exceptional rates".

At four weeks of age, Emily grew 4cm in just seven days.

"Little did we know, or her physicians, that Emily had underlying conditions that are rarely seen," Tam wrote on a GoFundMe page, set up to raise money to cover the "astronomical" costs of her daughter's treatments and medical care.

She told Mirror Online that one medic told her the youngster was likely "reaching her genetic capabilities" - because both she and her husband are tall.

However, by four months of age, she was the size of a one year old. The "strong and caring" girl was also suffering from "constant health issues".

These included "bouts of sickness, and infections" that doctors allegedly "put down to being in daycare" because both Tam and Matt work.

"She continued to grow," her mum said. "At four months old, we were dressing her in clothes for a 12- to 18-month-old baby."

She added that doctors told her and her husband it was "just how" their daughter was - or that she might have contracted a virus at daycare.

"There was always an answer," she said.

By two, Emily, who eats a healthy, nutritional diet, had developed noticeable body odour. "She gave the burliest man a run for his money," Tam said.

She had also started complaining of painful breasts and stomach cramps.

"Each time her growth was measured it was always way above the 99th percentile, and often 99th percentile for a couple of years above her age," Tam wrote on the GoFundMe page, called 'Emily. Teenager Before Her Time'.

"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."

The family was referred to the Pediatric Acute Care Unit at Wyong Hospital.

There, a series of tests were run and Emily's hormone levels came back as though she was a pregnant woman, according to her mum.

"Emily was then 3 years of age; she had breast buds, strega on her legs, excess body hair, and acne," said Tam, who works in a local public hospital.

"Something was very wrong with our little girl."

She continued: "Eventually, they did a long run of tests that involved our daughter needing to be sedated, because now, blood draws and the process was causing her little body so much stress that she was prone to go in to Adrenal Crisis which is life threatening."

Despite the tests, Emily's conditions were reportedly so complex that medics were unable to give a "definite answer".

"But our daughter's body was ageing faster than other people's with her bone age nearly 4 years above her chronological age," Tam said.

She described how the little girl - considered a "diagnostic challenge" by medics - was in "constant pain" from her growth.

"Currently at 5 years old, Emily is the 99th percentile for 8 year olds, has already started menstruating," she continued.

"She is due to start her treatment of hormone replacement therapy that is a 3 monthly injection.

Source: https://www.google.com.ng/amp/www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/my-five-year-old-daughter-11312462.amp

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by ThankYouGod: 6:53pm On Oct 10, 2017
She will marry and have kids at 6.

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by LionInBoxOffice(m): 7:09pm On Oct 10, 2017
ThankYouGod:
She will marry and have kids at 6.
. Did you miss the part that said she's going through menopause?

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Yeligray(m): 7:14pm On Oct 10, 2017
Such a beautiful girl.. May God help her out

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by TheControversy: 7:34pm On Oct 10, 2017
SOME people from one part of Nigeria be like...

I didn't call any name o lipsrsealed

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Nobody: 7:35pm On Oct 10, 2017
Premature puberty, or precocious puberty

Happens in some young children. Usually due to a hormone secreting tumor.

A big part of care for such kids involves counseling, as they are at risk of abuse

More info here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/924002-overview

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by oake(m): 7:35pm On Oct 10, 2017
Hormones plus obesity at work!

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by 9jvirgin(m): 7:35pm On Oct 10, 2017
Thank God she was not born in Nigeria, Senator Yerima would have been filing his God forsaken expired dhick by now. Go get help girl.

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Nobody: 7:35pm On Oct 10, 2017
her hormones de vxx

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by FuckTheZero: 7:35pm On Oct 10, 2017
To the philosophers of old, I'm sorry to say,"some things are still new under the sun."

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by rotexteymie(f): 7:36pm On Oct 10, 2017
Ohhhh sad
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Dc4life(m): 7:36pm On Oct 10, 2017
Yes
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Teewhy2: 7:36pm On Oct 10, 2017
I guess it's her great grandmother that came back as her. Nothing we don't hear in this world.
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by favourmic(m): 7:36pm On Oct 10, 2017
i trust my 9ja brother them fit marry her cos of stay amd kudi
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Afam4eva(m): 7:37pm On Oct 10, 2017
LionInBoxOffice:
. Did you miss the part that said she's going through menopause?
The person you quoted thought menopause was the same thing as puberty.

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by chillychill(f): 7:37pm On Oct 10, 2017
shocked
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by adisabarber(m): 7:37pm On Oct 10, 2017
Orisirisi
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by nairavsdollars(f): 7:37pm On Oct 10, 2017
Come to Nigeria. Take her to Guru Maharaji or T.B. Joshua

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by NaMe4: 7:37pm On Oct 10, 2017
It's called precocious puberty. Quite early though! Lol!

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Nobody: 7:37pm On Oct 10, 2017
Hormonal imbalance. It's a problem.

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by ijekul(m): 7:38pm On Oct 10, 2017
Blood of Habakuk!!!
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by thorpido(m): 7:38pm On Oct 10, 2017
sad
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Nobody: 7:38pm On Oct 10, 2017
This is a lie, right?
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Rtopzy(f): 7:38pm On Oct 10, 2017
This is strange o
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by larmzy: 7:38pm On Oct 10, 2017
End time maturity

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by isbish(m): 7:38pm On Oct 10, 2017
Hmmm

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by oshe11: 7:39pm On Oct 10, 2017
She is an INCANATION of ur GRANDMOM
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by PiperBoy(m): 7:39pm On Oct 10, 2017
If d girl na Nigerian pikin now...I for say her mama enemies won use am shine..
sometin is rung somewhere sha
Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by MasterKim: 7:39pm On Oct 10, 2017
TheControversy:
SOME people from one part of Nigeria be like...

I didn't call any name o lipsrsealed
U sef na d same tin

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Re: 5-year-old Australian Girl Grew Breasts At 2 And Started Her Period At 4 by Alennsar(f): 7:39pm On Oct 10, 2017
God have mercy.

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