Is it ok for a 12years old gal to have her periods twice a month????

Maryam - posted on 10/05/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




I ve a 12yrs old daugther that started her periods 5 months ago and she normally do it twice a month, is that ok please advice


Kate CP - posted on 10/05/2010




Her hormones are going bananas so it's totally normal for her cycles to be weird. It's a good idea to take her to a gyno any way as you're supposed to go when you first get your period. You can find pediatric gynecologists in a lot of areas. Good luck! :)

Julie - posted on 10/05/2010




when kids first start ehir periods they are a bit irratic to say the least. some can go into striaght monthly regular cycles some just havea little spotting now and agin but twice a month i would ask a doctor. its always best to have things checked if your a bit unsure.


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Erin - posted on 12/18/2010




In the beginning it maybe ok... but I remember I started my period at 12years and I don't remember getting it twice in the month.. My suggestion is go and see your doctor and get advice... your doctor can examine her and find out if its normal for her.. Then you can feel better knowing she has had this advice...

Jenn - posted on 10/05/2010




When I got mine at 11 it was all over the place - sometimes close together, other times 45 days apart. Then I went on the pill and it was like clockwork. Now that I've had 3 kids it's back to being all weird again - 3 weeks apart last time!

C. - posted on 10/05/2010




I first started mine at 11 and they were like that for years.. All the way up until I was almost 19. I had my son 2 years ago and just started having more frequent periods (more frequent than they used to be). I had 3 in a month and a half. Pain everyday, even between periods. The doctors still don't know what's causing it.

If your daughter isn't complaining about constant pain, even between periods, I would try to wait it out and see. If after a few more months they don't start to regulate, I would take her to a Gynecologist and have her looked at. It could be something like Endometriosis (which is what I think I have and it IS treatable) or something much worse. I wouldn't let it go too long w/o getting it checked out. The worst it could be is Uterine Fibroids or tumors on her ovaries, so getting checked out ASAP is a must. Good luck and I hope it's nothing serious!

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