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My daugher has had 3 periods in close proximity , in about 6-8 weeks should she go to a&e or wait for GP appt

By Anonymous September 27, 2016 - 12:44am
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Due to an unexpected move my daughter is at present without a GP should she wait until she had signed up at a surgery or should she go now to a walk in clinic?

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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question!

Going straight to a clinic or waiting for her appointment will depend on a few factors and you haven't given us any information to go on:

How old is she? If she's just starting out with periods for the past couple of years, this may not be of concern. It can take several years for periods to settle into a routine in the teen years.

Is it 6 weeks or 8 weeks? A normal cycle is considered from 21-35 days, meaning a period every three weeks to every five weeks is considered normal.

So if she has had three periods in 8 weeks, that's pretty close to the "period every three weeks" mark.

How spaced are the periods? Almost every three weeks or one monthly period and two in a few weeks? Again, that makes a difference in terms of what is "normal" and what isn't.
If her appointment is going to be in a few months, then she might be better off going in now. If it's a few weeks, it's probably ok to wait as long as there is no great pain or very heavy bleeding that's causing distress.


September 27, 2016 - 5:12am
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