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Old 12-07-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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My daughter started her periods rather early at 10 yrs 5 months early this yr. She had been doing OK so far till about oct. After that, her cycle shortened to a little more than 3 weeks and now for the last 2 cycles she has been having it every 17 weeks. Her flow is regular and she is otherwise fine. She is past 11 now although it has been less than 1 yr for her. She is also breaking out into a horrible acne on her forehead lately just before her periods. Needless to say, she is very upset. She is into sports and esp swimming and this is getting on her nerves. I must mention she started middle school in sept and the first 2/3 months have been very stressful on the schoolfront.

While I understand that it is normal to have irregular cycles when girls start out with her periods, I was looking at advice from other moms. I have talked to her pediatrician and my OB/GYN and both have asked me to wait it out as both ruled out hormone therapy so young. Please share your experience and let me know if there is something we can do for her. Thanks a lot for reading.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:18 AM
 
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this called menstrution with abnormally heavy . this may frequent 21 day or less.bleed can cause anaemia with pallor and fatigue wich can be treated with iron supplements.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:10 AM
 
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My friends tell me their daughters were irregular for those first few years. I don't know how you feel about this (and I'm not making a judgment call at all); but several of my friends have actually put their daughters on birth control pills to regulate and lighten their periods. These girls were about 13-14, though, and were extremely active in sports. At first, I thought they were crazy, etc; but then I heard about one girl who had an unfortunate incident during a lacrosse game and I can see why they'd consider it.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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..but then I heard about one girl who had an unfortunate incident during a lacrosse game and I can see why they'd consider it.

Wow, she got pregnant during the game?
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:24 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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This sounds perfectly normal to me. Of course it gets on her nerves--periods have a tendency to do that, esp if it shows up earlier than everyone anticipated but not sure what to tell you to do about it. I certainly wouldn't push for hormone therapy--that's messing with some pretty powerful stuff. And I wouldn't put an 11 yo on the pill either. Sometimes girls just have to deal and the pimple phase is temporary.
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