(Closed) NWR – Periods ARGH Question

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think that it is common for it to be irregular when girls are young, but it should show up at least a couple of times a year. Get it checked out.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a similar problem.  The problem for me is because I excercise a lot.  Anytime I start doing any hard workouts, train for marathongs, etc…it happens again.  My GYN told me that your period is sometimes triggered by the amount of fat you have in your body.  I guess that explains the correlation with the excercise.  She said she’s seen many cases similar to me too.  So your daughter isn’t alone!

The common treatment of irregular periods…if it’s nothing serious is taking birth control pills to regulate the period. 

I hope this helps. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh yea, make sure to ask your daughter if the blood she has is dark brown throughout her whole period.  That’s a sign of endometreosis.  If there is the typical red you see, then most likely it’s not. 

My doctor told me as long as the irregularity is not causing a nuisance or pain, then I should be fine.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Baby_PebbleS: It is actually pretty common for young girls’ periods to not be regular.  And as

@The Average Bride: stated, you need at least 20% body fat for your period to be regular.  If the girl is really thin, or not eating well that can affect her period.  At that age, her body is really tempermental when it comes to her period.  however, I would probably take her to the doctor as a check up and just mention it. It wouldn’t be good for a young girl to already be terrified of not having kids.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Baby_PebbleS:Yea, you should definitely take her to the doctor.  Actually, they’ll most likely refer her to the GYN.  Sometimes the regular general doctors/pediatrics don’t know the specifics.  The GYN will definitely know WAY more about what’s going on. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

There is a magic weight. My sister didn’t even begin her periods until she was 17. She had to be atleast 115 before her body even realized “oh, so you aren’t a kid anymore!”.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

sorry, I thought this was your question “should you be taking her to the doctor now…before this so called deadline.”  Besides she has had a period, she just isn’t having them regularly.

Here is the information on primary amenorrhea:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002198/

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