12yo period every 3 weeks

(12 Posts)
amidawish Thu 21-Jul-16 14:07:56

my dd started her periods last June, fairly irregular for a while but settled down this year into a 3 weekly cycle!

so basically she is 7 days on, 14 days off. like clockwork - not that light either.

am tempted to take her to the gp but apart from putting her on the pill is there anything they can do?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 21-Jul-16 14:10:51

My friend's dd had the same but every 2 weeks! GP said to wait 2 years for things to settle down. It's an awful lot for kids to deal with, isn't it? Poor things.

amidawish Thu 21-Jul-16 14:27:39

every 2 weeks sad
ok will give it a bit longer - has only been 6 months in a regular pattern. i do hope it lengthens, seems fairly constant!

SpikyWater Thu 21-Jul-16 14:39:17

Mine have always been three weeks apart, apparently it's on the spectrum of normal.

amidawish Thu 21-Jul-16 14:44:35

noooo

bebemad Thu 21-Jul-16 14:50:43

Poor thing it's miserable be sure to get her iron checked so she is not getting anemic.

A few possibilities for you, I have a few things which can cause frequent bleeding, i used to have a 14-19 day cycles ever since i was 12.
- Thyroid problems over or under active, get them to check your TSH and anitbodies too very important
- Low progesterone
- PCOS

amidawish Thu 21-Jul-16 14:54:51

thanks. will give it til the New Year - if they haven't lengthened will get her checked out.

have googled it - apparently she needs to look at the full moon to regulate her cycle to the moon cycle hmm

amidawish Thu 21-Jul-16 14:57:29

VitB6 and magnesium too can lengthen it apparently. can anyone verify that?

FiveFullFathoms Thu 21-Jul-16 14:58:52

I had this. From the time I was 13 when my periods started, to about 15 or so I had a heavy period every 3 weeks. It wasn't much fun but things did settle down. By the time I started 6th Form I had a pretty regular 28-30 day cycle.

amidawish Thu 21-Jul-16 15:04:07

hope so...

OOAOML Thu 21-Jul-16 15:19:17

In my late teens I had a very regular 3 week cycle.

Adelie0404 Thu 21-Jul-16 18:58:02

All my life 18-21 days! Probably wore out my poor ovaries. Started at 14 and finished at 47.
No problems getting pregnant though. And the pill sorted out for a while in my 20s.

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