The doctor said my daughter won’t grow anymore because she started her period

Last updated on October 26, 2020



My daughter is 4’9 and is 10 years old. She has just had her first full period. Our Pediatrician was awful to us and said that she won’t grow any taller because she started her period. This has got us so worried. She is still really skinny and flat-chested, and we can’t work out why she started. Will she continue to grow to what she is meant to be? I have heard people say that they grew after their period but the doctor is telling us otherwise.

Help. We are worried sick.


Change doctors.


Your daughter is in stage 2, so she is among the group that starts menstruating early. It won’t impact her growth.