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My 13 year old daughter got her first period on jan 6th 2016 to jan 10th 2016.After that she hasent gotten her period for the 2nd time. Shes worried?

My 13 year old daughter got her first period on jan 6th 2016 to jan 10th 2016.After that she hasent gotten her period for the 2nd time. Shes worried?

Normal: It's NORMAL for periods to be irregular for 1-2 years after menarche (first period). Not to worry. She may skip several months and then have 2 in one month. Hormonal levels are all over the place at this stage, so ovulation and periods tend to be quite erratic ad well. Don't need to see OB to have this checked Out. Talk to pediatrician at her regular check up ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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My daughter got her first period 1/1/16. She was 12 and 11 months old. She had her second period 2/5/16. Nothing since then.

My daughter got her first period  1/1/16. She was 12 and 11 months old. She had her second period 2/5/16. Nothing since then.

It happens: Women seldom ovulate during their first year of menses and that leaves estrogen to drive the pattern.Irregularity is common with variations from 2 wks to 90 days in some. When there is a delay, the next cycle is often heavier. When it goes past 90 days some suggest an evaluation to verify the system and work on a treatment that could bring more predictability. ...Read more

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Can my girlfriend be pregnant i came inside her and she got her Depo-Provera shot for the first time a week ago.

Can my girlfriend be pregnant i came inside her and she got her Depo-Provera shot for the first time a week ago.

DEPO and Sex: Yes. Of course. Everyone getting a depo shot is advised that they are not covered for at least two weeks after the shot. ...Read more

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Why is my girlfriend bleeding qhwn she just got off her period and cramping?

Why is my girlfriend bleeding qhwn she just got off her period and cramping?

Common: Sometimes periods last longer than usual. Sometimes there is a little extra blood that comes a few days after the actual period ends. Ibuprofen is great for cramping. If it persists then schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Why is my girlfriend cramping and bleeding when she got off her period last week?

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Why is my girlfriend cramping and bleeding when she got off her period last week?

Bring her to ER: She could be misscarrying eventhough she just had a cycle. Worse case scenario if the embryo is in the tube, it can double in size daily and potentially rupture her tube, which can be very dangerous and even fatal for her. Especially if her pain is significant, she needs to be seen. ...Read more

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My sister had sex for the first time Monday morning... And she got her period the next day. Could she be pregnant?

My sister had sex for the first time Monday morning... And she got her period the next day. Could she be pregnant?

Very unlikely: It sounds like she had sex close to menstruation which is a very non-fertile time It is not impossible, but unlikely. She should be counseled on sexual behavior and the use of condoms if she plans to continue. Pretty terrific that you have such a close relationship with your sister that she will confide in you about this. ...Read more

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Why hasn't my 15-year-old daughter started her period yet?

Why hasn't my 15-year-old daughter started her period yet?

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 more

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I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend yesterday and she got her periods today , should i giver her the pill ?

I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend yesterday and she got her periods today , should i giver her the pill ?

Yes: If you don't want to get pregnant and have unprotected intercourse, the morning after pill is always a good idea. Technically she won't get pregnant if she has a normal period but when the period starts it is sometimes hard to know if it will be normal or not. Its best to take the pill to err on the side of caution. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My girl missed her period and now its one month and 12 days passed from her last period. Please help?

My girl missed her period and now its one month and 12 days passed from her last period. Please help?

It's time for her to: See an OB to verify a positive " home" pregnancy test. For counseling & ob, go with her to a planned parenthood free clinic. She needs to be on Folic Acid supplements & prenatal vitamins if she's pregnant & plans to continue the pregnancy, which is her choice to make, it's also important for her to avoid alcohol, tobacco & drugs/meds, as the fetal brain starts forming 3 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 12 years old. And today she told me she got her period a week early? Should I be worried?

My girlfriend is 12 years old. And today she told me she got her period a week early?  Should I be worried?

You should be: Having sex with an underage girl can land you in jail. For this alone you should be really really worried. As for pregnancy, you should realize that if she ends up with a baby, you will be responsible for his/her support for years to come. I think this should sound an alarm for you. Lust -> rust rather quickly if you end up as a daddy in your teen's . ...Read more

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Im a breastfeeding mom. Since my child birth i got my regular montly period. But this month my period didnt came. Weve got sex june 30, nothing follow?

Im a breastfeeding mom. Since my child birth i got my regular montly period. But this month my period didnt came. Weve got sex june 30, nothing follow?

Some thoughts...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A home urine pregnancy test is very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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My wife just finish her period about there days ago and it came back?

My wife just finish her period about there days ago and it came back?

Not unusual: Menstrual irregularities occur with some frequency. As long as they are not accompanied by other symptoms, they clear with time and do not become chronic affairs it is unlikely to be anything severe. If it continues, or your anxiety over this is severe, see a gynecologist for exam and reassurance. ...Read more

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My gf had her period then after 2days. We had sex she took planb its been 2week already she hasnt had her period is it because she just had her period?

My gf had her period then after 2days. We had sex she took planb its been 2week already she hasnt had her period is it because she just had her period?

Too early: If i understand your timeline then you would not expect her to have a period for another two weeks. People have a cycle every 21-35 days normally. ...Read more

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My 12 year old daughter got her first period about 2 months ago and has not had one since, is this normal?

My 12 year old daughter got her first period about 2 months ago and has not had one since, is this normal?

Depends on variables: For the first year or so after starting, girls may not ovulate & if so, their cycles my be irregular. After a year or so, a pattern develops, but this may vary from the monthly pattern most describe. There are other variables but these are the ones you need to discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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My daughter got her first period 1/1/16. She was 12 and 11 months old. She had her second period 2/5/16. Nothing since then.

It happens: Women seldom ovulate during their first year of menses and that leaves estrogen to drive the pattern.Irregularity is common with variations from 2 wks to 90 days in some. When there is a delay, the next cycle is often heavier. When it goes past 90 days some suggest an evaluation to verify the system and work on a treatment that could bring more predictability. ...Read more

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My daughter got her first period on 9/28. She is 12 years old. Since the 28th she has had a light flow that stops for a day or 2, then starts again.

My daughter got her first period on 9/28. She is 12 years old. Since the 28th she has had a light flow that stops for a day or 2, then starts again.

Be patient: Young women will often not ovulate or do so on an irregular basis in the first months after menarch. That first cycle may have been driven by estrogen alone,and be odd.The pattern of timing and flow can be unpredictable.After the first year the timing and pattern should be predictable. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter got her first period on jan 6th 2016 to jan 10th 2016.After that she hasent gotten her period for the 2nd time. Shes worried?

Normal: It's NORMAL for periods to be irregular for 1-2 years after menarche (first period). Not to worry. She may skip several months and then have 2 in one month. Hormonal levels are all over the place at this stage, so ovulation and periods tend to be quite erratic ad well. Don't need to see OB to have this checked Out. Talk to pediatrician at her regular check up ...Read more

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My daughter got her first period and Isint ready for tampons and pads are too uncomfortable and big but she bleeds through panty liners any suggestion?

My daughter got her first period and Isint ready for tampons and pads are too uncomfortable and big but she bleeds through panty liners any suggestion?

Pads: You can help her with pads...they are larger and absorb more. Too early for tampons..I agree. Also she can dress appropriately so i is not visible for cosmetic reasons. Liners may not be adequate. First few months the periods can be erratic in all ways--frequency, duration, pain amount etc ...Read more

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My teenage daughter (02/26/05) started first period last month 02/20/18, it lasted 5 days light-med flow, started again 03/10 light-med flow lasted 5 days, started again 03/22 light flow, still going. Is this normal since she just started?

My teenage daughter (02/26/05) started first period last month 02/20/18, it lasted 5 days light-med flow, started again 03/10 light-med flow lasted 5 days, started again 03/22 light flow, still going. Is this normal since she just started?

First period: The first "period" is not usually one which follows ovulation. Ovarian stimulation with estrogen starts many years prior to effective ovulation, so at some point the lining of the uterus becomes thicker, and irregular bleeding due to partial degeneration of the lining produces the described pattern. Soon there will usually be intervals of 26-34 days between bleeding episodes. If not, see a gyn. ...Read more

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How should I prepare my daughter for her first period?

How should I prepare my daughter for her first period?

Talk/read: Talk openly with her about what to expect. The american girl book about puberty is also an excellent resource. ...Read more

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My daughter had first period 2 months ago nothing since is this normal?

My daughter had first period 2 months ago nothing since is this normal?

Depends on variables: For the first year or so after starting, girls may not ovulate & if so, their cycles may be irregular. After a year or so, a pattern develops, but this may vary from the monthly pattern most describe. There are other variables but these are the ones you need to discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Had first period early, but forgot what grade was it and what were the symtoms so I could tell my daughter to be ready?

Breast development: The first period usually occurs sometime between the ages of 10 and 13. For a year or two before the first period, your daughter will notice the growth of pubic and underarm hair and the development of breasts. It is also a time when growth spurts are common. ...Read more

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My daughter is going through her first period, and it has been going on for 2 weeks and yesterday and all today it was Very heavy.

My daughter is going through her first period, and it has been going on for 2 weeks and yesterday and all today it was Very heavy.

Asking for someone ?: Initial cycles in 10-14 year olds are often driven by longer term buildup of the uterine lining by estrogen.Since they often don't release eggs for the early cycles, the hormone generated by that process is not around to set the clock for menses. The longer buildup equates to heavier or longer flow. If worrisome & the kid is pale, have her evaluated. Heavy blood loss can result in anemia. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5 8 and just had her first period at twelve .she has always been tall and hoping she would continue to grow for sports. Will she ?

My daughter is 5 8 and just had her first period at twelve .she has always been tall and hoping she would continue to grow for sports. Will she ?

Can't say: Since you did not provide her present age, or years since menses, potential for growth is unknown.Girls usually grow 2-3 inches after 1st menses, but stop when their growth centers fuse.This is usually 16-17. ...Read more

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Weird discharge during daughter's first period. Should i be worried?

Depends: It is hard to give you a clear answer without knowing what color her discharge is or the amount of it. I would talk to her doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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What do I do to prepare my daughter for her first period in case it happens at school?

What do I do to prepare my daughter for her first period in case it happens at school?

Chat: You know, the talk you wished your mom had with you. And comfort her. And let her choose what will make her most comfortable. End with that loving hug you have in you. I'm proud of you. Oh, answer all her questions in a motherly way. You know, girl to girl;no fancy big obscuring terms. Now, off with you. ...Read more

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My 15 year old daughter had her first period 3 months ago and hasn't had one since. Should i be concerned?

My 15 year old daughter had her first period 3 months ago and hasn't had one since. Should i be concerned?

Common finding: During the first year after menses, ovulation is not occurring on a regular basis and delays up to 90 days or so are not uncommon. Once ovulation becomes more regular after the first yr, cycles are more predictable.If the girl is a bit overweight and has more body hair than expected, you may be dealing with polycystic ovaries that often yield irregular cycles. A visit with your doc can help. ...Read more

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Autistic 14 y o daughter had her first period ever last month has not had one this month thus far. Is this normal?

Autistic 14 y o daughter had her first period ever last month  has not had one this month thus far. Is this normal?

Can be normal: Missed cycles when a girl enters menarche is nothing to be worried about. Some girls take a while to lock in to a groove when they get started. If there's any chance she could've been sexually active then, you'll need to get a pregnancy test on her. If that's not the case just be patient. She's either late or just missing 1 cycle to get rolling. If misses again then, consider getting her seen. ...Read more

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My daughter had her first period about two weeks ago. There was incredibly light bleeding that lasted 15 minutes for two days. Should I be concerned?

My daughter had her first period about two weeks ago. There was incredibly light bleeding that lasted 15 minutes for two days. Should I be concerned?

Common: First cycles are often a bit odd as most young women will not ovulate ( release an egg) & form the hormone which stops the flow.Irregular timing, weeks to months between cycles is common. Light flow for several days or heavy flow could also occur. A call to your dr's office to discuss your child's situation is reasonable if you find it worrisome. ...Read more

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I have a 17 year old daughter and she hasn't started her first period yet so I was wanting to know is normal for my 17 year old to not have her first ?

I have a 17 year old daughter and she hasn't started her first period yet so I was wanting to know is normal for my 17 year old to not have her first ?

No. Not normal.: At her annual check-ups, her pediatrician would have asked her about her menstrual cycles. Usually, the parent is not in the room during teen check-ups. If she really never had a period, she needs to have an evaluation now (exam and blood tests). It is not normal to not have periods by age 17. The doctor will want to see how the rest of her pubertal changes are doing, and learn her family history. ...Read more

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My daughter is 10 years old having their first period . is it normal or early. is their any effect on height due to periods. is stop or continue ple?

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My daughter is 10 years old having their first period  . is it normal or early. 
is their any effect on height due to periods. is stop or continue ple?

Will continue growin: at a slower pace though, having menses starting at age 10 is bit early, although there are reports of girls starting at age 9. Kindly see her pediatrician and preferably a pediatric endocrinologist, if you have access to one, for a follow up on growth velocity, might need some blood work, hormonal assessment and imaging studies for bone age and the like, all the best for yourself and your daughter ...Read more

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How can I help pre-teen daughter prepare for her first period?

How can I help pre-teen daughter prepare for her first period?

Part of sex educatio: In my practice i usually start the dialogue in the office as it is a good way to get your teen's confidence level higher with the parent when there's open communication between parents and the teen for the sex ed. To continue at home. Schools do this as well, but you should tell them what to expect from your own experience, as what the doctor&school teach are global things. ...Read more