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Question: twelve year old missed her period


 krogers - Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:32 pm

My daughter started her period when she was ten she is now twelve. She has always been pretty consistant. She has missed her period for two months. I know that she is not sexually active. What could cause this?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:02 pm

User avatar Hello,
It is considered normal for young women to have erratic, missed or even extra periods during the first few years following the onset of their periods. If she is not sexually active you have nothing to worry about. Most likely it will resume. She may not be ovulating every month which, in a 12 year old, is certainly not a bad thing.

Best wishes.

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