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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Menarche

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What are menarche symptoms?

What are menarche symptoms?

MENARCHE: The first 2 years after menarche, the mens. Are irregular, sometimes heavy or light and at times no bleeding. This is normal. ...Read more

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How late can normal menarche be in the u.S.?

How late can normal menarche be in the u.S.?

Late bloomer: Menarche should start within 2 years of breast development and growth spurt. Delay of menses past the age of 14 is suspect. Basic hormonal evaluation should follow together with a complete physical and a limited pelvic exam. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is isolated menarche?

What is isolated menarche?

Isolated menarche: Isolated menarche is menstural bleeding in pre-pubital girls and who are not showing any signs of sexual maturation. ...Read more

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What is average age for menarche?

12 and 1/2: For african americans about age 12 and a few months. For whites about 12 and a half. There have been at least five different studies since 2000 which gave slightly different results. ...Read more

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What is average age now for menarche?

What is average age now for menarche?

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

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How can I tell when i'll get my menarche?

How can I tell when i'll get my menarche?

Timing/physical sign: Menarche comes an average of 2&1/2 years after breast buds with a range of about 1-4y. Most girls will notice a slight mucous discharge that will produce some discoloration of your underwear for up to 6m before you start. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any disorders that can lead to never having menarche?

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

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What is the treatment for menarche?

What is the treatment for menarche?

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 more

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Can it be possible to speed up menarche?

Can it be possible to speed up menarche?

Yes: Hormonal manipulation could speed up menarche, but it would cause stunting of growth by speeding up the closure of growth plates on the long bones. Because of that, I have not seen anyone do it. ...Read more

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Does anything force a girls body to menarche faster!

Does anything force a girls body to menarche faster!

Menarche: At age 16 you should have started your period so see your doctor about this ...Read more

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Is it possible to ovulate for years or months prior to menarche?

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

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Is it true that it is very rare for ovulation to occur before menarche?

Is it true that it is very rare for ovulation to occur before menarche?

Misinformed?: No. Ovulation occurs and then a period occurs. Having regular periods is proof of ovulation. ...Read more

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Since menarche is rarely caused by ovulation (asked here 2 times, and they said its uncommon prior to menarche), what is the main cause behind it?

Since menarche is rarely caused by ovulation (asked here 2 times, and they said its uncommon prior to menarche), what is the main cause behind it?

Confusing wording: Estrogen, the common female hormone triggers the buildup of tissue in the womb that will eventually break down and produce menses. When the body is ready, within a year, ovulation will eventually begin. Ovulation produces a secondary hormone that will also trigger menses on a more timely basis. Ovulation is never necessary for menses, but can make it more predictable. ...Read more

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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.

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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Do girls in undeveloped countries have menarche later?

Variable: It depends on the body weight which is dependent on nutrition. So it is related to socioeconomic factors of the individual person. In general in under developed world due to poor nutrition on an average menarche is later than in developed world. ...Read more

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How does heredity affect the onset of menarche and menopause?

How does heredity affect the onset of menarche and menopause?

Predicts age @onset: Heredity can help predict only the possible age of menarche and menopause. There are many environmental factors that can affect this age such as weight, lifestyle, medical concerns, stressors. ...Read more

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Do your breasts have to be a certain size before your menarche?

Do your breasts have to be a certain size before your menarche?

Thelarche & menarche: Menarche (first period) often comes about 2-2 1/2 years after the breast bud becomes prominent. Often a secondary mound under the prominent nipple is evident at this point. Since size is so variable, it is not much of a gauge. ...Read more

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How does endometrial shedding happen in menarche which is an anovulatory cycle?

How does endometrial shedding happen in menarche which is an anovulatory cycle?

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 more

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What is the earliest age of normal menarche ie start of mensturation in females?

What is the earliest age of normal menarche ie start of mensturation in females?

9 years of age: Menarche occurs 2 - 2 1/2 years after the first sign of puberty which appears as early as 7 years of age. ...Read more

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Is menarche caused by ovulation or is it one of the first anovulatory cycles that a young gal will get?

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 more

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Irregular menses sincd menarche, what could be the cause?

Irregular menses sincd menarche, what could be the cause?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Delayed menarche?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed menarche?

See below: The first sign of puberty in females is a breast bud, which occurs at a mean of 11years. Delayed puberty is defined as no breast development by 13 years, no periods 2.3 years after breast bud development (range 1-3 years)or no periods by 15 years of age ...Read more

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What changes can I expect in hormones from menarche to menopause?

What changes can I expect in hormones from menarche to menopause?

Rising, then falling: Estrogen levels first rise at the time of menarche, which is the time of the first menstrual flow, about age 11-13 for most girls. Estrogen is the principle female hormone that causes breast development and helps prepare for pregnancy. Regular menstrual cycles then occur until age 52 or so, when estrogen levels fall and menopause occurs, the cessation of menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Are there any tests to determine if a teen has gone through menarche (first period)?

Are there any tests to determine if a teen has gone through menarche (first period)?

See below: This is usually obvious. Most girls will have their firs period within two years after the onset of breast development. If you are concerned that your child should have had menarche and has not, than tests looking at certain hormones, as well as a psychical exam can be done. ...Read more

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My daughter started menarche and has had 2 periods (every month) but she has not had it this month. Is that typical?

My daughter started menarche and has had 2 periods (every month) but she has not had it this month. Is that typical?

Common: In the first yr or so, cycles can be irregular with up to 90 day spacing. This is often due to lack of ovulation, which is more predictable later, as the kid matures more. Cycles after long intervals may be quite heavy. If longer than 90 days, an office visit may be needed. Meds can bring on a cycle if needed. ...Read more

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22 years old virgin, have regular light period less than 2 days not severe, the first year of menarche when I was 13, it was 4 days. Help?

Cycles: May vary in adulthood and usually self regulate by your mid twenties. This is a normal variation. BC pills and a GYN exam may help give you more information and pills can regulate your cycle. ...Read more

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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