My 11 year old's menstrual period won't go away and I'm not sure what to do?

Janice Katharine - posted on 10/19/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi. My daughter celebrated her 11th birthday on August 10th and started her period shortly afterward. It has stopped for a couple of days, on and off, but for the most part it hasn't gone away. It isn't terribly heavy, but I don't think this is normal, and I know it's very frustrating for Laelle. I have 9 children, 5 of them girls, and Laelle is the youngest. I haven't experienced this with any of my other daughters, if anything they started later and for the first year or two skipped a few. She is afraid to go to the doctor, because of what they might want to do, so I thought before I make that decision, I'd see if I could get some advice. Has anyone experienced anything like this before with an 11 year old, and maybe could tell me what I should do. Thanks.


Anaquita - posted on 10/19/2012




She needs to see a gynecologist. While periods are odd and irregular the first year, to not have it go away may mean a hormone imbalance. I have said imbalance and control it through birth control. If it wasn't for that I would be anemic, and be lucky to be period free 2-3 days per month. Find a female gyno for her. It may make her feel more comfortable.

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