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Vaginal Bleeding in Children Overview

What is vaginal bleeding in children?
A female child starts menstrual periods usually between 11 and 12 years old. However, some may start menstrual periods at 8 years of age. Vaginal bleeding that occurs before menstruation requires an evaluation. Causes of vaginal bleeding in children include hormone disorders and vaginal injuries.

What are the symptoms of vaginal bleeding in children?
Symptoms that may occur with vaginal bleeding in children include lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, and faintness.

How does the doctor treat vaginal bleeding in children?
The treatment for vaginal bleeding in children depends on the cause.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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