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my 12 year old daughter got her first period in august and has had it every 14 days for 5-6 days since. i figured it would eventually settle down to a 28 day cycle ...am i right? or should i be worried?

By Anonymous January 11, 2015 - 9:26am
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she is slightly above average in height though not in weight. . she is mixed race ( afro american and caucasian.)
she is moderately active- not very sporty at all. she has moderate menstrual pains and takes nothing for it. uses pads, not tampons.
thanks for any help you can offer

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Hello, and thank you for sharing your question with the community.  

In the first few months of getting a period it is normal for them to be irregular and even erratic.  However, 14 days a part is very frequent and I suggest that you give it special attention if it doesn't calm down in the next few month.  I suggest that you see how her next 2 or 3 cycles go.  If they are still very frequent you should see a gynecologist.

The gynecologist will most likely give you the choice to wait it out or have her take birth control pills.  Having her take birth control pills at such a young age can seem imprudent.  However, it is an efficient way of helping the body reach a hormonal balance relatively fast.  Once she has reach that stability she can stop taking them if she wants to and if you think it is best.

Let us know if you have any more questions along the way.


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