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do girls stop growing after their first period

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Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Menses + 2.5inches: The process is a bit variable but most girls will grow about 2.5 inches (5cm) taller after their first menses. Some get there quicker than others. For ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Generally, yes.: There is such a wide variation in heights in girls, but generally, by about two years after the first menstrual cycle much of the really rapid growth ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: The first period can last less than a day or off and on for a week. Then it may not recur for a month or many months. It takes a while for the cycle ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Variable - may be: short. irregularity not uncommon. Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the US. However for some their period could start as early as ag ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Different for all: Puberty changes can start from 10-14 years old - average for females is 12. General rule of thumb is first menstruation approximately 2 years after br ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies, average 12yo: The start of cycles is called menarche.Girls experience menarche at different ages. Factors such as race, stress, diet, genetics and weight (bmi) are ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
21 years experience Pediatrics
Onset of menses?: Normal” puberty onset can range from ages 8-13 and takes, on average, 1.5-6 years to complete. Good documentation exists to establish that the average ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
11 to 13 years old: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
No numbers!c: Certainly this happens with some frequency but i know of no statistics. It is an embarrassing situation that should be handled with the utmost compas ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Brown discharge: Yes, dark brown discharge can be considered a first period.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal : Sometimes vaginal discharge before or after your period is hormonally related. Decrease or increase of hormones may change the vaginal environment and ... Read More
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