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Gigimum Tue 24-Sep-19 06:33:04

My 15 year old has not started her periods yet. She is desperate for this to happen as all her friends have and she feels the odd one out. I have told her there is no rush and things will happen naturally when the time is right. But my mother has started pestering me saying there must be something wrong and I should take her to see a doctor. I don't feel this is something I need to do as she has only just turned 15 and think there is plenty of time yet. Am I being wrong, should I seek medical advice?

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dementedpixie Tue 24-Sep-19 06:55:45

Has she had any puberty signs (breast development, hair, growth spurt, etc)?

kellyw1989 Tue 24-Sep-19 08:39:53

@Gigimum as @dementedpixie I’d say that’s a good guide if she has started to develop breasts or had any hair growth

Gigimum Tue 24-Sep-19 08:42:31

Yes to both

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kellyw1989 Tue 24-Sep-19 08:44:18

Has she had any period signs atall ?

Allthewhite Tue 24-Sep-19 10:09:44

My 14.5 year old is exactly the same with hair growth and breast development only in the past year. I mentioned it to my GP who said it generally takes 2 years from breast bud emergence to period commencement and she wasn’t overly concerned. For what it’s worth I was almost 15 so am expecting DD to follow suit.

kellyw1989 Tue 24-Sep-19 10:49:18

I was also 15

Gigimum Tue 24-Sep-19 12:05:28

Thanks, I've decided to speak to her about it and see what she wants to do, if she wants to see someone I will take her.

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kellyw1989 Tue 24-Sep-19 12:08:03

@Gigimum brilliant bets thing you could do

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