Periods...worried

(20 Posts)
bevelino Wed 29-May-13 23:58:32

There are blood tests that can show the hormone activity in the body, which I am sure your GP will offer if there is concern.

MrsSheldon amenorrhea in an otherwise healthy, non pregnant woman of 20 is very unusual and most women would be referred for investigation by then.

CouthyMow Wed 29-May-13 11:38:42

DD didn't actually come on this month, so it's still a bit irregular. She still had the bloody PMT though!!

musicposy Wed 29-May-13 04:56:16

DD1 was well over 14 and they were very irregular even then. I was 11 so it did worry me a bit. However DD2 is now almost 14 and no sign whatsoever, though she's been in a bra for 2-3 years.
Both girls are slim and do a lot of dance and also skate. I personally think it holds it up a bit.

Cuddleczar Tue 28-May-13 16:18:14

Worth going to the GP. I was in a similar situation with my middle DD...jolted into realising exactly how late she was starting her periods when her younger sister (by 2 years) started before her! The GP did some blood tests and sent her for a scan--polycystic ovary syndrome was diagnosed. My DD was put on the pill for a year to "kickstart" the system. Once the year was up, periods did continue spontaneously, but she still only has about 4 or 5 a year. Worth knowing about polycystic ovaries early, mainly because (we were told) it can be associated with overweight and obesity and from there to metabolic syndrome and diabetes in later life. My DD took this message on board and has limited her food intake to bring her weight down. But it's true, there is a huge variation in the age at which girls start, so it could be just normal for her.

cilldara Mon 27-May-13 21:31:47

All very reassuring. Thank you!

ivykaty44 Mon 27-May-13 12:40:27

Because women weigh more than they did in the past, women tend to start their periods at younger ages and stop them at older ages (fat cells produce more estrogen). Scholars also suggest that hormones in modern food have led to earlier menstruation.

nobeer Mon 27-May-13 12:30:29

I was a similar size, also did a lot of dance and I started my periods at 15. My mother on the other hand, started when she was 10 or 11 so I reckon it's a load of nonsense that your cycle will be the same as your mother's.

Madlizzy Mon 27-May-13 12:30:22

I was nearly 15 when I started. She's still very much in the normal range and she has started puberty. Nothing to worry about there. smile

fubbsy Mon 27-May-13 12:26:52

My dd is a similar age (also does lots of dance) and no sign of a period. I'm not worried. All within the normal range, or so I am told. If she gets to 18 with no periods, I would suggest she sees a doctor. At that stage it would be up to her, though.

CouthyMow Sun 26-May-13 11:36:16

My DD had her first period last month. She is due roughly tomorrow. She was 15 in March, so was 15y1mo.

Not unusual, and my GP said that they don't tend to bother with investigations until they are 16.

horseonabeach Sat 25-May-13 01:20:21

No period by 20? I would go to the doc smile

YDdraigGoch Sat 25-May-13 01:17:51

Tell her to be grateful. There's no rush - periods are such a nuisance hmm

MrsSheldon Fri 24-May-13 22:20:13

I wouldn't worry yet. I'm 20 and still haven't started!

chocoluvva Fri 24-May-13 21:46:08

My cousin had very very few periods. I don't know when they started but it was well after I had started and I'm 15 months younger than her. She was very curvy - but almost no periods.

Tests revealed nothing out of the ordinary and she two went on to have two children ( both of them 'accidents' despite being on the contraceptive pill) when she was in her twenties.

dragongirlx Fri 24-May-13 21:25:09

Periods are a bit weird. I am the middle child of three sisters. My period started when I was 11. My older sisters didn't start till she was 16 and my youngers when she was 14. This is all within the normal range for women

dragongirlx Fri 24-May-13 21:25:08

Periods are a bit weird. I am the middle child of three sisters. My period started when I was 11. My older sisters didn't start till she was 16 and my youngers when she was 14. This is all within the normal range for women

crazynanna Fri 24-May-13 21:17:03

smile Beauty of nature. It's so random. When I started mine (in 1907!), I was the youngest. Most of the girls I knew started between 13 and 15/16. Now it seems it's unusual to start when you're older. DD is the last of her group of friends,though. Even her friend M, who is tiny and fragile, has started.

cilldara Fri 24-May-13 21:09:42

Thanks crazynanna. That's reassuring.

I started my own periods aged just 13 so I was really getting concerned.

crazynanna Fri 24-May-13 21:02:36

Snap...my dd is also 15 in July.

She is tall and slim, but not skinny, and has small boobs and pubic hair...plus all the curves,etc.

She had a full 4 day period Easter week..her 1st, and hasn't had another one. I'm not so worried, as I know periods do this in the very early days. My dd1 started hers at 13, but I was earlier at just coming up to 11.

I don't think you need to worry yet...I'm sure things will start moving pretty soon.

cilldara Fri 24-May-13 20:55:30

Hi DD will be 15 in July.

She still hasn't started her period and I am starting to get a bit concerned. She has had two minor spotting incidents in the past two years but no full period. She has breasts and pubic hair.

She is a very active dancer with classes 4 days a week and some intensive company work over a few months of the year.

She eats well and is slim but not underweight.

I will take her to the doctor soon but just wondering if anyone has DDs who were similarly late with menstruation.

Thanks.

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