A little girl who grew breasts when she was just 2 years and started her period at age 4 is now going through menopause at just 5 years old.
Little Emily Dover was born a normal baby and even weighed less than her older siblings did at birth but as the weeks went by, she suddenly began experiencing “exceptional” growth and also suffered from “constant health issues”.
At 4 months, Emily was as tall as a 1-year-old. She was still a toddler when she developed cystic acne, breast buds and strong body odour and this left her parents shocked.
The first time she saw her period when she was 4 years old, she had no idea what it was and thought she had pooed in her undies. The little child was then taught how to put panty liners on for menstruating.
“My foo foo is bleeding,” Emily tells her parents whenever she gets her period.
Within the past 12 months, she has grown hair on her forehead, back and vagina. Now aged 5, she is going through menopause and all the other often distressing side effects that older women experience.
Her mum, Tam Dover from Gosford in Australia, told Mirror Online her beautiful daughter is body conscious and aware that she is different from other children her age but she 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.”
She continued: “It’s difficult to explain to her what is happening. She knows she’s different, she knows she’s much bigger than other children. She’s very conscious of her body.”
Emily, who weighs around seven stone, was born perfect “in every way”. 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.