Dear friends, My daughter turned 10 years last month. Her body started maturing suddenly last year (about 18 months back). Last month when we went to the hospital for a flu vaccine, her pediatrician said she is too short. Yes, she is the shortest in her class. She is only 125 cm tall. I am 145cm and her father is 165 cm. So if she gets her periods now she will grow only 2 or 3 inches more, i.e., she will be only about 135 or 140cm tall. So pediatrician referred us to an endocrinologist. Endocrinologist took a blood test and x-ray (to check bone age). He said her growth is too fast and she will get her periods in 6 months time. So he advised us to give her an injection called "Leuprorelin Acetate" every month for next two years. This will delay her mensuration and give her some time to get taller, at least my height. But in his opinion it is a little late to start, but not too late. He asked us to consult good endocrinologists back in our state in India. And also buy medicine from India as it is expensive in UAE. Did anyone here give their daughters any such injection? I am very much worried. Please advise. At present I am in India, consulted an endocrinologist who advised the same thing. He said we should take the injection asap without any more delay. He also said if we are worried we can consult one more endocrinologist, for a 3rd opinion. Please help me, I am worried about the side effects.