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When should I have my first period

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Can start about now: After delivering a baby, a woman will not resume menstrual periods for months. The time could be a few or many months. It varies a great deal among wo... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Tucker
Specializes in Internal Medicine
U need an evaluation: Anna, if you have not had your menses beginning given your given age this may be a matter that requires an initial evaluation by your pcp, gyn, and po... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Odd question: If you are asking for yourself, you are long past needing a full evaluation for menstrual delay. If you are asking for someone else, please start over... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 19 years experience
No: There is a little bit of variation in new recommendations, but there is no need to get a pap with your first period. It is a good idea to get a check ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Need more info: How old are you and are your sexually active and the type of discharge you are having?
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your OB MD: Have your OB MD answer your question as he/she will know of any complications from the C/section or not.
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If a D & C was also done at the time of the abortion, then yes, because the endometrium is not well developed yet to bleed normally. This answer i... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It varies: It may take some time although as the child starts eating solids and you are offering less breastfeeding then it is more likely your periods will resu... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Zengo
Anti-Aging Medicine 29 years experience
Switching OCP's: When changing oral contraceptive pill brands, you should finish your pack of the old active pills. Once your period starts, the new brand of pills ca... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
It may, may not: Everyone is created different and some girls get their first period without any pain or issues. Others can get cramping that accompanies their first ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know: Often the first period is light. The period may not be regular for a year or more after fist period.

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