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Problems about beginning of the menstruation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Is it normal for a twelve year old to have her peiod teice in one month?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   Hi I meant twice in one month
Doctor :   Usually in the initial period , once a girl starts to have her periods, they are very irregular
Doctor :   so 2 periods within one cycle is usually nothing to be concerned about
Doctor :   the first few cycles are usually anovulatory, meaning, there is no actual ovulation
User :   Well she has had regular periods for about 7 months now, but her last one was on Jan. 30th and was light and then one today
Doctor :   since the hormonal levels are very abnormal during this period, and do change, regularly, there is nothing to be concerned about
Doctor :   can u tell me the no of days she had bleeding each time ?
User :   Ok. Makes sense. But should I notify her doctor?
Doctor :   you can intimate her, but she will defintiely provide reassurance
User :   Yes, on the 30th it was four days. She normal had a 7day cycle.
Doctor :   ok , that is fine , the initial period was of a shorter duration in that case
User :   Yes.
User :   When we go to her doctor he asks if she has a period once a month, was wondering why the question?
User :   And he always clarifies not twice in one month.
Doctor :   that was just to make sure, that she is having regular periods or noy
Doctor :   ** not
Doctor :   coz, he is thinking of excess bleeding that can cause anemia
Doctor :   he is just checking up
Doctor :   a single episode of 2 periods is nothign to be worried about
User :   Ok, I asked my daughter if she was tired. She said no.
Doctor :   but regularly occurance of 2 periods in a month has to be checked
User :   Ok thank you Dr. I feel better now, it's funny how you forget what you went through when you we a teenager..
Doctor :   yes, i do understand, as it is a very long time back
Doctor :   and we do get concerned when it is about our kids
Doctor :   thats human nature
User :   Yes, very true. If it continues to be a regularly occurance, why would that happen? She is a competitive dancer does stress do that.
Doctor :   sometimes yes
Doctor :   exams, stressful infections, competition stress can all cause changes in periods
User :   Hmm. I will keep that in mind. Great, one more thing to worry about. Thank you
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   take care and have a good day
User :   You too!!
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
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Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   you are always most welcome back
User :   Thanks. Bye and enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)
Doctor :   thanks and bye again
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