ask: Why my 17 year old doesn't get her period anymore?

By franinfl April 18, 2009 - 9:50pm
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My daughter is 17. she started her period at 15. she bled for 3 month's straight. i took her to the doctor's and put her on birth control pills which made her stop. ok, good. but then she never got her period again so we stopped the pills. got her blood checked and that came back good,so my thing is what could be stopping her from having it? she's never had a regular period. one month she did bleed and after that nothing.

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hi im 17, im sexually active.. but i havent had sex in about 1 year but after that i have been seeing my menstrual very often.. like 2-3 months straight it would stop and wont come for a month i dont know what could be happening to me..

July 22, 2015 - 4:57pm
EmpowHER Guest

hi im 17 and i have been seeing my menstrual for 2-3 months straight. then it wont come for a month i dont know what else to do, i dont want to tell my mom cause im scared of her reaction. plz help!!

July 22, 2015 - 4:52pm
EmpowHER Guest

i am 18 years old and my problem is i have irregular periods 3 years... there is always 2-3 months gap ... iam very tensed... plz do rply ...

October 9, 2014 - 7:17am
EmpowHER Guest

Hello my name is Cassidy and I am 18. I started my period when I was 14 almost 15 and it was regular for a few months. I am NOT sexually active and then it stopped and the longest it's gone without having it is 6-8 months and I have never been on birth control. My family has a long history of cancer so I am not allowed to take birth control. Does anyone know what's going on?

September 6, 2014 - 7:41pm
EmpowHER Guest

Did you get your period already? Im 17 and this is my 36th day without a period

August 10, 2014 - 1:08am
EmpowHER Guest

hi ,i m 17 age
i had my regular periods every month but this time i cross 41 days but i not had my periods i m very panic don,t know what i will do .when my periods will come ,and what ihave to do?

July 4, 2014 - 2:47am
EmpowHER Guest

Well im 17 . . .I havent had my period for 4 years when I was 14 I have no idea why I seen doctors at age 16 they gave me pills then birth control at first It was working but then it stopped again . . .I dont know whats wrong . . .im healthly im overweight though 5"5 and 240 lbs. im still a virgin also . .does anyone know whats wrong with me?

June 9, 2014 - 1:25am
EmpowHER Guest

HI im 17 im not sexually active i havent had a period in a year then it came bacl but after having my period for a day it stops and another year goes by whats wrong with me?

June 20, 2013 - 2:31pm
EmpowHER Guest

I'm ninteen years old & have never had a normal period.. like your daughter, i bled ridiculously for a period of time.. mine was only a month & a half until i couldn't take it any longer. I was fifteen at the time. I get chronic headaches/migraines at least five times a week, I think probably due to the fact that my hormones are obviously not in any kind of balance.
I went to the gyno & instead of doing any tests, he put on birth control & never figured out what was wrong with me. my body started rejecting the birth control, yasmin, after two years; i stopped taking any birth control & never got a period.. when i went back, he put me on the nuva ring for whatever reason, and my body didn't like that one either. He then put me on loseasonique, which gives you a period every three months, and that made me sick.. after all of these, he then told me he thinks i have polycystic ovaries. Frustrated, I switched doctors because I was so tired of all this. My new doctor ran every test in the book, and they couldn't give me answers either.

Moral of my story, I have been reccommended by my current doctor to see a reproductive endocrinologist because she is out of ideas. Another thing she told me, was that I could be put on a mini pill which, from what I understand, just keeps your hormones in check & makes you lose the lining of your uterus like it should, because without getting a period the lining builds up & could be very dangerous & cause cancer in later years.

I hope this was helpful. & I hope your daughter gets/ or has gotten answers.

November 22, 2010 - 9:39am
Pat Elliott HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Anon - Thanks for your comments, and welcome to EmpowHER. It's sad to read about what you've already been through at such a young age and that you're still in a search for solid answers about your health. Let us know how your appointment goes with the endocrinologist, and if we can help you with any questions you may have afterwards. It's good to see you so well informed and advocating on your own behalf, and we're here to provide additional support if you need it.
Take care,

November 22, 2010 - 5:32pm
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