14 year old

Jane - posted on 01/30/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my 14 years old daughter is 6 months off being 15 but still hasn't had her period , is that normal ??

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Jodi - posted on 01/31/2012

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Jane, if she needed to weigh 55 kilos, I wouldn't have got my period until after I was pregnant with my first. I am 168cm and was only about 48kg when I finished high school. I was just a small kid.



However, I think, given she has been getting pains since she was 12 (I am assuming ovulation pain, or some sort of cyclic pain), that perhaps she should go and see the doctor. I don't recall getting pains like that for years before, only months really (but then again, it was 30 years ago, so who knows, LOL).



I can understand her feeling embarrassed. At this age, it is all a bit embarrassing and uncomfortable. Would she feel comfortable with a female doctor, and do you have a female doctor available to her? Or can you perhaps have a talk to your doctor about it first, before booking her in? That might help break the ice.

Jane - posted on 01/30/2012

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hey jodi , she is a size ladies 8 very tall and is very out going . she will sometimes get pains but that has been happening since she was 12 . I was 14 when i got mine but i was sexually abused by my step father and i think that's why i didn't get them but my sister and mum were 12 and 13 . People keep telling me she needs to be 55kilo's but i only weight 52 kilo's and im 36 years old and when i was 14 i was heaps smaller the my girl , she will not let me take her to the doctors cause she is embarrassed .

Jodi - posted on 01/30/2012

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Jane, is she a fairly small, underdeveloped kid? I didn't get my first bra until I was that age, and I was just shy of 15 before I got my period.



However, having said that, my cousin didn't get her period until she was 17, and even then it was irregular, and when they tested her hormones and further investigated, it turned out she had a small benign tumour on her pituitary gland and this had therefore delayed puberty.



So I would give it another 6 months, and then perhaps go and see a doctor about it, just to check her hormone levels, etc. It may very well be normal for your daughter. Is she showing any signs of it at all? i.e. general moodiness (I found with my step daughter she was moody on a monthly cycle for about 12 months before her period started), breast development, etc.

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