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Menstrual teen

04/18/2008

Question:

My 13 year daughter will be 13 in about 6 weeks, She has been having her period for about 10 months now. this month she has been on her period for two weeks. even though there is little flow... I am concerned. Help

Answer:

At the onset of menses, it is typical for the bleeding to be light and irregular. If she remains abnormal every month, you might want to see a physician. It is not uncommon to start young girls on hormonal birth control to control the cycles either.

Below are links to some other sites that might be helpful.

Related Resources:

Adolscent development
Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
Menstrual Problems (Nemours Foundation)

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated