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Good afternoon, I am Dr Ruff. Thank you for your question. Please can you advise how much bleeding? if it is with urinating? and if she either has any abdominal discomfort, discomfort on urinating and/or passing urine more frequently?
Okay thank you, ***** ***** my first though given her age. That would indeed sound like a period. The average age for starting periods is 13, although 8 is early, this can also be considered normal.
It may be worth discussing this with your doctor as given her age I would be tempted to do a few investigations first
However as she is well with it, you may prefer to allow the week and see how it progresses, if stops , see if it continues on a cyclical basis.
Okay, not a problem. So your GP can request blood tests which can be done the same week and have results within 48 hours. The next thing is doing a urine test which the GP can do, and the a pelvic ultrasound - again the GP can request this but it could take a month.
It is difficult to get a private ultrasound on its own, as someone needs to request it, and interpret it.
Therefore you private option would be to see a Paediatrician. An initial appointment would cost your £150-£250. However the investigations could be done on the NHS.
If I was paying privately I would arrange the blood tests this week and book a private paediatric appointment so that you have these results prior to being seen.
Thats my pleasure. Just checked, a private ultrasound would be about £120 depending on the provider/hospital used
Reading into it, no it shouldn't be anything to worry about. But although it is only considered pathological if <8yrs, I would still do the basic tests and get reassurance
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This should help reassure you