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My older sis is taller by 1 inch. We are both tall but I used to smoke in college and had menarche a year earlier. What cause my 'stunting'?
Not stunted: You & your sister are similar, but unless you are identical twins, your genes are not exactly the same. This may account for such a small difference in height. Also, the earlier you go through menarche, which is partially genetically determined, the earlier you are likely to stop growing. Smoking, if you didn't start until you were 18, probably had nothing to do with it, but if younger it might. ...Read more
Does menarche mean a girl can get pregnant? Or before it or after it? There's so much debate on this, whether you ovuate before menarche or dont.
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
A few: Some genetic problems can result in never having menarche...Absence of uterus and or ovaries can definitely affect it. Anorexia prior to menarche could delay it...We don't usually worry until 15-16 and no periods then do ultrasounds to make sure uterus and ovaries are present and chromosomal testing. ...Read more
What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?
Hormone: Longer exposure to higher levels of estrogen hormones is suggested, but these statistical findings are a measurement of increased risks. The statistics are not meant to tell us why things happen, they only measure what is seen in the us population. See gail risk model measurements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is only 142 CM . She is 15 yrs now , attained menarche at age 10 . Can she in any way grow in height ? I am 148 CM & my husband is 172.
Unlikely: You can usually expect 4-5 cm after menarche but that is usually complete within 2-3 yrs. By 5 yr later, the growth centers of the bones have usually fused & no further linear growth is possible. An x-ray of her hand can show of there are growth centers still open & growth possible.Estimated height based on parent height would be 155cm, but many other factors can prevent attaining that level. ...Read more
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