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Irregular menstural cycles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   My daughter turned 11 today and her period started last month on Jan. 22. The first period lasted eight days. Twenty-four days later she has her second period (started Feb. 15th) and has lasted fifteen days so far. I am concerned because it has lasted so long. Please advise.
Doctor :   Hi
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let me read
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Doctor :  
it is not normal to have periods for long durations
Doctor :   not to worry much
User :   Will it regulate itself after awhile?
Doctor :  
these kinds of aberrations are quite normal in the beginning
Doctor :   it may regulate by itself
User :   She has two cousins that started their periods too and have long cycles but I was wondering if there is anything we can do to help regulate her cycles.
Doctor :   the cycles are under the control of the hormones
Doctor :   the regulation of the cycles in this regard is only by the medications and no other means
Doctor :   so you need to consult a gynecologist for this.
User :   ok, thanks for your help!
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   I just wanted to know if you have heard of other long cycles like this when a girl first starts her period.
Doctor :  
as i said it is common aberration in the people who begin their menstrual cycle
Doctor :   it might regulate by itself
Doctor :  
but it take quite long time may be 6 months to 3 years
User :   Ok, thank you and have a great day!
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