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A 36-year-old female asked about a female:

my 12 yr old had a period last month however she hasn't this month she is 4 days late is this normal or will it come on when it's ready?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
It is normal: Periods are often irregular in young girls, especially during the first year of menstrual cycles. Don't worry. It will come on when it's ready.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
12 year old: girls have irregular periods as a rule. It will come on when it is ready and it may continue to be irregular for up to a year. Be sure you have spoken with her about puberty, avoidance of sexual activity and the expectation of irregularity and emotional ups and downs during puberty. Make it a point to spend casual time with her and keep your ear open to listen whenever she wants to talk.
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Excellent advice!
Dec 1, 2014
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes and Yes: When a girl begins menstruating her cycles may take a few years to become regular.
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 39 years experience
"Late period": Depending on the age of onset of first period, this may be normal. The first year of periods can be very irregular because the "cycles" are not set, yet. She may skip a month or may seem to have 2 in one month. The flow may be heavy or light with varying durations. If the periods are remain irregular, very painful or cease to come, have her checked by her physician.

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