Test reveals why 5-year-old girl developed breasts at 2 and started her period at 4
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.
Emily is due to start a course of monthly injections that kick start her body into a very premature menopause, with all its side effects that 50+ year old women have.
Her parents will have to pay the equivalent of £1,105 per shot as the working couple are not entitled to healthcare. Emily was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, an adrenal gland disorder, this summer, after years of tests.