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Question: 10 year old with frequent periods?

 jenj2001 - Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:43 pm

My 10 year got what we believe is her first period about 6 weeks ago. She has now had two episodes of short bleeding (1-2 hours) with enough blood to go though underwear and pants. These episodes were about two weeks part now she has had bleeding for about one day so far. She has breasts and some pubic hair but no underarm or course leg hair. I don't want to put her though a invasive doctor visit if this is normal. Does this sound normal?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:51 am

User avatar Hello,
When a girl first starts having periods it is very common for these to be highly irregular in nature - more or less frequent than monthly. I would not worry at this point and she should not need a pelvic exam. It's all part of hormonal changes that occur with the onset and continuation of puberty.

Best wishes.


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