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My Daughter Has Started Her Periods
You need to find out: Any girl without nipple enlargement by 13 and menses by 15 should have a complete evaluation for delayed puberty.Your pediatrician can start some of the workup but she will likely need to see a pediatric endocrinologist. I would arrange for your first visit soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It happens: We would recommend a full evaluation for delayed menses if a girl has not by 3 years after the first signs of puberty (nipple growth) or age 15. You can discuss this with her PCP, and see if there are initial things to look into, but this happens occasionally.It does so more often in girls who are shorter and develop later than their classmates.They grow another 2.5 inches after they start. ...Read more
My 12 yr old daughter ha had discharge since she was around 10. Why hasn't she gotten her period? Her 15 yr old sister got hers when she was 13 soooo?
Likely no: If she's not missed a period, she's likely not pregnant. As you might guess, though, the best way to see if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Women can have bleeding in pregnancy which sometimes gets misinterpreted as being a period when it's just spotting, so if there's concern, take a test to confirm. ...Read more
My sister is 13 years old she started her period when she was 12 she been irregular since then she hadn't had a period in two months now she's been on it for 3 weeks?
Depends: Usuallly the first couple of years in some pts the irregular period may be longer than others.If she has been on period this time for 3 weeks , was it very heavy or just spotting.If it is heavy then she needs to see doctor asap, but she has only little spotting, i would wait for few more days then bring her in to see doctor.Bleeding too long is not safe ...Read more
Ruptured membranes: Once a woman's bag of waters ruptures she needs to call her doctor and be seen. The diagnosis of ruptured membranes can be hard, but it is important to make. Greenish discharge may be the passage of meconium from the fetus. That may be because the fetus is breech or because the fetus is in distress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very common: Many babies do sleep a bit more than usual and may have a fever for a couple of days. Diarrhea can occur following rotavirus vaccine as far out as 11 days...As long as she is feeding/voiding normally, she should be fine and will be back to her usual soon. If she gets much worse, call her doc for instructions.. Congrats on the baby and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 13 year old daughter has had her period for 6 weeks. She started her first period 5 months ago. Should i be worried?
Common : Irregular bleeding is common when young teenagers first start having periods. Over time it usually corrects itself. In the situation you describe it's probably best to schedule a visit though and discuss menstrual cycle control options. There are many including nonhormonal options like lysteda. This could improve her lifestyle. ...Read more
My 11 year old daughter began her periods on 25th dec 2013. Her 2nd cycle began like clockwork on 23rd jan 2014. Post that she has not had her periods?
Very normal: Periods are very irregular for the first 12-24 months after the start of periods (menarche). You can have several one month, then none for three months and so on. Hormone levels are fluctuating, you are not ovulating regularly, and body weight is rapidly changing. All of these things impact cycle frequency and duration. Not to worry! ...Read more
My daughter is 17 yrs old she started her period when she was 11 she has never been regular always skipping a month she was put on birth control to re?
My 13 year old daughter is experiencing sever pain during her menstral cycle when she has a bowel movement. She started her cycle jan, 2011 and her cycle has been continuous every 27-28 days.
She : She should have an evaluation. If she is having severe pain, she may need oral contraceptive tablets to control her cycles and to lessen her symptoms. I assume she has tried advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) for her discomfort. Some young women have severe cycles and need oral contraceptives or even Mirena implant to control their severe periods. ...Read more
My friends daughter is 12 and she hasn't gotten her period yet. She has been having pain in her stomach below her belly button on the right side.
My two year old twin daughter has been holding her poo in for months now for 3/6days at a time. She has started bleeding from her belly button?
Get an evaluation: She may just be constipated, or other things may be going on, your doctor can help. Bleeding belly button is not normal, . ...Read more
My daughter which is a 12 year old, has been pooping blood. What's wrong with her. Emergency room? She hasn't had her period.
It could be from: something simple like anal fissures from constipation, but call your pediatrician's after-hours line, give a detailed history of duration, amount, frequency, color, & systemic symptoms & ask if you should take her to a specific hospital's pediatric ER.She may need to see a pediatric gastroenterologist, depending on the history. Or, take her to a hospital pediatric ER & ask them to notify her Dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter is 13 yo. She has not started her period yet, she is obese, she has recently developed darkened mustache hair. What's going on?
Hard to say: Lack of menses at 13 is not unusual but lack of any breast tissue would deserve a workup.Sometimes excess weight can mimic breast tissue.Menses will usually follow early breast development by 2-3 yrs at the latest or age 15. Darkening of hair is usually due to hormonal influence from the adrenal glands. Your doc could pursue these issues for you. ...Read more
My 12 year old friend. Her lower right abdomen has been hurting her for about 2 days. What could it be? She hasn't gotten her period either
Hi, my daughter is 12 yrs old, she said her stomach and private has been hurting. I was wondering if her cycle is trying to come.
Uncommon initial sgn: Menses will generally start 2.3-3 yrs after the first breast budding is evident. It is often preceded for a few months with a mucousy clear discharge.Pain in uncommon as an early sign as the first cycles are generally painless.Other sources for her discomfort would be more likely. If it is preventing her from engaging in normal activities she should see her doc. ...Read more
Some Girls are Late: It is not nusual for some girls to start periods late.Does she have other signs of puberty like breasts development, pubic hair etc.Does she have any cramps or pain . You can have her checked by her pediatrician to make sure everything is otherwise normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter started her period january in february was her last one she has not had another one is that normal .Her skippin she is only 13 years .
Menstruation : Menstruation may be irregular in the first year or two after the first period because it may take a year or two for ovulation to follow a regular cycle. Some women are regular, but follow a shorter cycle (3 weeks instead of 4) or a longer cycle (5 or 6 weeks). This is also normal. If she continues to have irregular periods 2 years after starting menstruation, you may want to contact her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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