The story of a five-year-old girl, Emily Dover, who grew breasts at age two, started her period at age four and is now going through menopause, is a shock to many people.
Mirror Online reported that Emily’s mother explained that she developed breast buds, strong body odour and cystic acne.
She started menstruating at just four years old and has, within a year, grown hair on her forehead, back and vagina.
Now, she is going through menopause just as older women experience it, alongside the side effects.
According to her mum, when Emily was born, she was perfect in every way. In fact, she was smaller than her older siblings had been at birth. But a week after, she started growing quickly and at four months, she was the size of a one year old.
“At four months old, we were dressing her in clothes for a 12- to 18-month-old baby,” her mum said.
During that time, Emily started suffering from constant health issues. She also started complaining of painful breasts and stomach pain.
She also suffers from very painful bone growth, sore and itchy breasts and sensory issues and some days, wakes up with swellings on her wrists and ankles.
Emily has been diagnosed with Addisons disease, a disorder that doesn’t make her adrenal glands produce enough steroid hormones.
She is also said to have central precocious puberty – where puberty starts too early in children – congenital adrenal hyperplasia and autism spectrum disorder.
She is due to start her treatment of hormone replacement therapy that is a 3 monthly injection.