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what are menarche symptoms?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
MENARCHE: The first 2 years after menarche , the mens. Are irregular, sometimes heavy or light and at times no bleeding. This is normal.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How late can normal menarche be in the u.S.?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Late bloomer: Menarche should start within 2 years of breast development and growth spurt. Delay of menses past the age of 14 is suspect. Basic hormonal evaluation should follow together with a complete physical and a limited pelvic exam.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is average age now for menarche?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Dropping: The age at which a girl has the first period depend in several factors. Proper thyroid function and a certain ratio of body fat are necessary. With the increase in calories in modern society, this age is ever younger. In the U.S. , for african american girls closer to 8.5 years old . For other ethnic groups it's closer to 9.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is average age for menarche?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
12.5: The average age for onset of menstrual cycles is 12.5 the normal range is ages 9-15.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Do girls in undeveloped countries have menarche later?

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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Variable: It depends on the body weight which is dependent on nutrition. So it is related to socioeconomic factors of the individual person. In general in under developed world due to poor nutrition on an average menarche is later than in developed world.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for menarche?

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Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No treatment needed.: Menarche is the normal time when the first menstrual period occurs. If the periods are very heavy or crampy, then sometimes birth control pills are used to help this. Painful periods are called dysmenorrhea, maybe that is what you meant? Besides birth control, nsaid's like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) can be used.

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