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Question: menstral cycles

 kittysunshine - Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:17 pm

I am a concerned mother of my 14 yr. old daughter. She hasn't started her menstral cycle yet. She will be 15 in March. Should i be worried over this? She does get some discharge which has been going on for a tear now but thats it. Her doctor tells me not to worrie but i do.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:28 am

User avatar kittysunshine,
Absence of menstruation is known in medical terms as amenorrhea. Its understandable that you are worried. However, let me reassure you, if your daughter has secondary sexual characteristics like the development of breasts and pubic hair then this means her hormones are working and may need more time, that's all. You need to start worrying if she becomes 16 and still hasn't started her period. On the other hand if she does not have secondary sexual characters yet (at 14 years of age), then she must be investigated for amenorrhea. Did her doctor perform an ultrasound on her?
 kittysunshine - Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:26 pm

She is developing but pretty slow. Her doctor never did an ultrasound on her infact she didn't seem to concerned about it.Should i take her to another doctor and see if she should get an ultrasound. She has never had a pelvic exam yet either. Thanks for getting back with me, it helps me not to worrie so much for now anyway.
 fairygirl14 - Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:53 pm

i cant afford to go to the doctor, but I have had my period for about a month now, it's light, no cramps, not pregnant.

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