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hoping you can tell me, is 21 day period cycle normal for a 12 year old?

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Dr. Sonober Umair
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: Menses can be heavy and irregular for usually couple of years after starting the cycles. During this phase girls are at risk of becoming anemic due to heavy or frequent periods. Make sure she eats balanced diet especially iron rich foods.

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