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Do Girls In Undeveloped Countries Have Menarche Later
Menarche : At age 16 you should have started your period so see your doctor about this ...Read more
I already have my period but I'm curious is there any studies or things to force force a girls body to menarche?
Why don't girls grow taller than guys?does the production of growth hormone decreases after menarche?can i still grow taller if i reduce wt.?girl, 20
Genetics/no: Girls can expect 2.5 inches (5cm) of additional height after menarche. Menarche influence the hormonal closure of the growth centers, and once closed, no further growth is possible. Males hit their growth spurt later and generally finish linear growth at a later age. Their pre-programmed growth pattern (genes) make them taller. ...Read more
My daughter is 9 years old she is 4'7" and got her menarche I am really concerned about how tall she can grow? I s there anything i can do?
Expect 2-3 inches: After menarche most girls will grow another 5 cm/2.5 inches with some variation.Your physician can do a bone maturity study (bone age) using an x-ray of her left hand & that could tell you if there is much growth potential left. However, bone age correlates with menarche & there is not much chance it would show lots of growth left to go. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Runs out of gas: The endometrium is a temporary structure built up by estrogen stimulus but maintained during pregnancy by other hormones originating after conception.If ovulation occurs without conception, the hormone signals change and the endometrium sheds. Without ovulation, estrogen continues the build up, but the endometrium gets too old and breaks down eventually, often with irregular cycles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is menarche caused by ovulation or is it one of the first anovulatory cycles that a young gal will get?
Maybe: Menses is triggered by the breakdown of the intrauterine buildup of tissue in response to hormones. Although the pacing of menses may match ovulation in the future, it is not necessary for the process to occur.A young woman may ovulate prior to her first menses (and become pregnant if exposed).She may also only ovulate occasionally, with some irregularity in pattern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. Ask to be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome as this is the most common cause. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: The pubescent system is unlikely to ovulate for any lengthy interval prior to menarche. Ovulation triggers creation of a follicle that secrets a hormone responsible for menses if pregnancy does not occur. A teen near the point of menarche can ovulate prior to her first menses, resulting in a pregnancy prior to menarche. ...Read more
It may or may not: Many girls have early cycles driven solely by their estrogen with breakdown menses at irregular times.They may not ovulate consistently for many months and don't have to for any cycle. However, they can also ovulate prior to their first cycle.My first med-student delivery was a 13 yo who had never had menses.Menses is not always a marker for ovulation, especially in young teens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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