Does anyone have a daughter who's almost 16 and still hasn't had her first period?

Debi - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 48 moms have responded )

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My daughter still hasn't had her first period. She was tested and they thought she had PCOS then said no. They did sonograms and they were fine. She does have horrible mood swings though...any thoughts on this? I started in 7th grade...I can't relate to this.

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Kayd80 - posted on 11/23/2013

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I started my period at 17 years old. It is not uncommon. The age ranges from 10 years old all the way up to the age of 22.

Becky - posted on 02/27/2013

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Hello

I to have a daughter who is 16 1/2 her Birthday is in June and she still has no period, she is a dancer and dances all the time, she is lean and healthy.
I have to have her blood taken as the doctor has asked lately she is very moody.
But I am sure its all ok she is a very healthy girl.

Tamie - posted on 04/30/2013

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My daughter is 15 and very over weight and hasn't started yet. We are working on the weight and doctors are testing her. She is very frightened, as also she has hypertension, and I test her everyday and regulate her meds. I hope she can get a handle on her weight. I am doing the best I can in the dietary department. I hold my head in my hand late at night and pray. I love my baby girl. Also I forgot to add that I didn't start until I was 15, about the time that I really started to loose weight myself, so fingers crossed ladies. Thanks for listening.

Dawn - posted on 11/20/2012

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My neice turned 14 this year and had not started. She was taken to her doctor to have blood work and tests done. Turned out, she had extra testosterone from food she ate...they put her on progesterone for 10 days and she started soon after she finished the dose. I would see the doctor and get some tests done.

Kahryn - posted on 11/08/2012

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My daughter is now 15 and 3 months... I am 54 with regular periods still so wondering if that is

genetic. Also we have not for the most part of our eating had processed foods. We do not eat

meat and have mostly a vegetarian diet. She is a lean girl and plays sports. If it doesn't

happen soon I will look into it. I am just thankful that she did not start at 9 or 10 years.

I help with classes that teach classes healthy eating....some girls start at 9 or 10 years old..

that is not right....I believe all the chemicals that are in food now plays a big role....

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Bonnie - posted 13 minutes ago

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I didn't start until I was 18. I was fine. I did have heavy flow once I started but medically I was fine.

Janeen - posted on 10/08/2014

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Just curious now that it is 2 years after your post........is your daughter having regular periods yet?

Janeen - posted on 10/08/2014

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My daughter just turned 16 and hasn't started her period yet either. She is normal in every way. Not overweight or underweight. Has pubic hair and breasts all normal. My doctor advised me to bring her in if she hasn't started by 15 and now she's 16! I plan to take her to my OB/GYN next week and am hoping that they can talk her in to getting a hormone blood panel done. They are able to check the levels of estrogen, progesterone and whatever else may be a factor. They can even give a dose of progesterone to see if that gives a jump start. Not sure we would opt for that though. My daughter actually feels glad that she doesn't have to deal with tampons and all that yucky "vagina" stuff. I will post after the appointment to share what we learned.

Clare - posted on 10/04/2014

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Both my girls haven't started, yet are only 2 years apart, eat like crazy, and even wear same clothes. Rachel is a sophomore weighing in at 105lb and 5'4 and Megan is just under 5' but heavier by 10# Is there any chance that their bodies are planning a double wammy and going to start as I finish? My Mom was starting Menopause when I started at age 14. Am starting to wonder if being on anti seizure meds during both pregnancies may have a cause... any one got any Ideas... ps.. both girls are in advanced classes! No lack of brain cells or low IQ

Brianna - posted on 06/18/2014

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I'm so glad to see that there are other girls out there who have started their periods late. I'm 15 1/2 and I still haven't started. I also have no boobs whatsoever; I am COMPLETELY flat chested, but I do have a butt and hips? I dance and am thin, and I'm also quite short (5'1 1/2), I'm hoping I will grow!
My family eats organic and healthy and we have been eating paleo for about a year. My mom and trainer say that I haven't started because we don't buy processed, hormone injected meats, and I have never drank milk growing up.
Another thing I think contributes to me not having my period is because I was the 11 year old in during the "girl talk" at school who refused to listen, crying in the back of the room. I prayed to never get boobs or a period....guess God does hear my prayers :/ regretting it now that I'm 15 lol!

Becky - posted on 03/30/2014

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My daughter is almost 18 in June 13th, of this year2014. She still has no period, seen a few doctors, they say some girls mature at a slower rate then others, meaning her body is of a 15 year olds. Once she does get it the doctor said she won't stop growing until into her 20's. I am not to worried as she is very very healthy. I have just started using some homeopathic drops from my health food store, 15 drops each three times a day. If this works I will share this with more info with you all.

Lala - posted on 03/18/2014

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I am 16, almost 17, and just got my period for my first time yesterday. It is genetic. I wouldn't worry unless other problems arise.

Mazo-09 - posted on 11/12/2013

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I'm 15 year old girl still not on my periods and i don't eat much i am thin i left sports from 2 years and I'm gonna start soon...my problem is that i look way way way younger than my age ... the whole school do not believe that I'm 15 or in grade 10..My family told me that happens when i don't eat .. honestly i don't eat good like normal..i even look like a 12 year old girl....i need help...keep in consider that I'm 15 and still not on my period ...i don't eat quit good ....please give an advice or something that can grows me up or makes me look like a teen I'm in a serious problem!

Melanie - posted on 09/23/2013

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I have the same problem with my daughter.Im going to our gp tomorrow as im starting to stress out about this.

Dawn - posted on 02/27/2013

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Becky....

My sister is an avid runner, even in college. She didn't have a period or just spotted for a long time. It is common in athletic ppl not to have their period. She was placed on birth control to have a regular period. But see the doctor anyway. As I mentioned, my 14 yr old neice also did not have her period going into high school. She edned up seeing a specialist to have some tests done. You always would rather be too careful than not know.

My thoughts are with you.

Debi - posted on 11/15/2012

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PCOS is Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. Google it..to much to explain here. I have to say that I was the person who originally posted the first question about my daughter...and I am happy to say that she started her period the day ofter her 16th birthday. What a gift! Now she is wondering why she was so concerned to get it! Thanks to everyone who responded to thisquestion...and continue to, as the answers probably helped rwest many fears. Hugs! Debi

Cv - posted on 11/12/2012

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THANKS MOMS! I HAVE BEEN SO CONCERNED ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BECAUSE SHE IS UNDERWEIGHT ON 51 POUNDS AND EXTREMELY SHORT TO BE AN EIGHTH GRADER. SHE STANDS AS TALL AS A FIRST OR SECOND GRADER. WE HAD A BATTERY OF TESTS DONE AND THEY ALL CAME BACK NORMAL BUT I JUST STILL HAVE BEEN ON THIS EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER OVER THE FEARS I HAVE FOR HER. GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR THE BLOGS I READ THAT PUT MY MIND AT EASE.

Kahryn - posted on 11/09/2012

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What is PCOS? my 15 year old daughter is awaiting her period....she is the only one

left out of her class....I was not worried in the summer but now it seems to be a waiting game.

Of interest to me is the fact that we do not eat meat and eat mostly organic....so she has

had very little processed food...very interesting.......

Lis - posted on 06/09/2012

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I'm 46 now, but I didn't start until I was 16. I do believe that the hormones and other garbage in our processed meats and other foods today has caused a lot of issues with growing teens. They seem to start sooner, grow faster, grow bigger, develop sooner.....my one biological son hit full puberty at age 10, whiskers and all. I grew up eating a lot of our own vegetables and meats and milk didn't have the hormones in it that it has today. I really believe that has a lot to do with it. Seems like, and I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination AND I'm sure there are exceptions, for the most part, the healthier and purer the diet, the more "normal" the growth (I use "normal" because I can't figure out a different word to use, I apologize).

Mrbthpst07@gmail.com - posted on 05/26/2012

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My daughter is 18years old she never had a period on her own, Her Doctor put her on a low dose birth control pill to jump start her period she was on it for 9 months she got a period every month as soon a she stopped the pill no period.She also had sonograms and lots of blood work they never found anything wrong.

Kathy - posted on 02/13/2010

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My daughter was 15 when she started her firts period. We were worried and the pediatrician said sometimes girls start later. She also directed us to WebMD website to read about it. I started my period late at 16 so our doctor said that my daughter may begin her period later because I did. I remember in highschool my brothers girlfriend did not get her first period til she was a senior. It does happen....sounds like tests went ok but check WEBMD for more info on it

Donna - posted on 02/12/2010

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Is your daughter a small girl...they say now that most girls are usually at least 110lbs. before they start.

Lynn - posted on 02/04/2010

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I don't think there's something wrong with your daughter... started my peried when I was a little over 16 so I can relate. And my mom didn't have hers until she was 17 yrs. old.My sister started really early (around 10 yrs.old).Might be that your daughter's a late bloomer like me and my mom.

Elaine - posted on 02/04/2010

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my daughter didnt start til she was 17 and the best advice is take a deep breath and let nature take its course

Susan - posted on 02/03/2010

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Well, I thought my daughter was 16 before she started. What I didn't know is that she actually started around 15 but didn't tell me. She was very private and she was handling it herself...lol

Val - posted on 02/03/2010

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after going through nursing school and learning of all the bad things that can be wrong if not starting by 15, I would take your child to your OB doctor now

Kim - posted on 02/03/2010

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My daughter just started & she just turned 16. I was a late starter as well as my older daugher.

Phyllis - posted on 02/03/2010

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My daughter has only had 3 periods and she is 20 years old. I believe it is because she has been so close to me and I went through menapause. I know that when any two girls, women live in the same house when one has a period the other one will also. So why not be late because one went through menapause. I know our doctor has no answer. She is in good health.

Pauline - posted on 02/03/2010

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hi i was late my self i was 17 years old iam 43 nw she will start when the time comes

Tait - posted on 02/03/2010

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My oldest daughter started her period late, at least 15, but my other three girls all started at exactly 13. My oldest daughter grew taller than was expected because of her late puberty.

Lisa - posted on 02/02/2010

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Like myself my daughter did not start untill she was 16.She also had the mood swings for a year before she started.She is now 25 and I can still tell when she is due by her mood......She is fine no female problems.I thought nothing of it at the time due to me starting later than most.

Penny - posted on 02/02/2010

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Well here's some advice from a woman who didn't get her period until a week before my 18th birthday, don't worry if she is fine it will be fine. We all bloom at different times, my sisters and mom started in their early teens, but I considered my self lucky I had one month to go till I graduated High School, no problems since then, if you are still concerned you should see a gyno and see if you want to try her on a low dose steriod, ie. the pill. I say wait and let nature take it's course, I have an almost 6 yr. old and a 2 yr. old. I was late on that tooo..lol I was a vegetarian and very athletic, which could have a lot to do with it, according to the doctors (which my mom took me to see because she was worried too). In the end nothing to worry about, hopefully none for you too.

Lisa - posted on 02/02/2010

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My daughter was 15 but I was a month away from being sixteen when I had my first period. I'm very healthy. No special diets or anything. So, it's all normal and it will probably come any day now. I have had 6 children since then so it wasn't a problem for me and actually feel very lucky that I escaped a few years that my friends had to put up with.

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Physical activity (amount varies per person), diet (eating balanced, moderate quantities), and family history (if you started earlier, ask the women in her fathers family). Otherwise, ask your doctor. I had everything but the bleeding from 12yrs to 15 1/2yrs, the only thing that I can say really helped was regular excercise (fun of course, like dancing). The lift you get from endorfens doesn't feel foggy like medications. Good luck.

Mary - posted on 02/01/2010

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my sister went thought it. get her check by a doctor in area that deal that problem

Annette - posted on 02/01/2010

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I as a teenager didn't start till I was 16 don't worry she should be fine, my daughter just started at 15 so I don't believe it is abnormal.

User - posted on 01/31/2010

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I myself started at 15, back than I don't think anyone saw it as a problem or maybe just my mother didn't see it as a problem. My daughter started at 10. I was told by her doctor weight has a lot to do with it. Usually over 110 lbs. which my daughter was.

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As Loila stated. I you happen to eat very healthy as in no store bought meat and milk that is crammed full of hormones and such she may very well start later. I read that years ago it was normal for girls to start their cycles when they were 15 to 18 years old. But we have messed up our systems with all the hormones and junk.

Sharon - posted on 01/31/2010

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yes my oldest daughter was nearly 17 before she started-my other 2 daughters were 13 and 14 x

Diane - posted on 01/30/2010

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One of my daughters' was into sports quite a bit and she didn't get her period for a while. I believe she was almost 17. Like you I had the gyno check her out and they ran alot of tests which all came out negative. I must say that she also went through mood swings too. As long as the tests come out negative - put it behind you. Nature will take its course.

Donna - posted on 01/30/2010

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My daughter had problems at first and my GYN said it was not unusual for a girl to not start till 16. Midol for PMS does wonders.

Tracey - posted on 01/29/2010

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My daughter is 14 1/2, and has still not started her period. I took her to be checked out this past summer. They did a sonogram, and some blood work, and said everything looked fine. They told me come back when she was 16 if she had not started. Perhaps you need to get a second opinion, or look into finding a specialist. Good luck.

Loila - posted on 01/29/2010

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My only daughter was 15 before she started, and I think part of it was because of our diet. We ate very little meat bought from grocery stores, we raised all our own meat. I have no proof, just remember we are all so unique, made especially by God's design, and what is normal for one is not always normal for everyone else. As far as the mood swings, she can decide to not let hormones call all the shots in her life. All of us have to make a choice to praise God despite our hormone level at the time. Nancy Leigh DeMoss has a wonderful book called" Lies Women Believe and the truth that sets them free" that deals with this issue of PMS and what we can choose to do with it! Read thru it with your daughter. Wish I'd known about the book long ago, when my daughter was at that point in her life!

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