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    Default First menstruation

    Hello,

    Posting from my phone...hopefully am in the right area.

    So my daughter has had her first period, and now nothing for 2months, (I am certain that she really did have it,) is this something that I should be concerned about? Should I take her to the gp? Or is this normal? I remember getting mine the first time, and since I've never skipped any. So I'm finding it a little odd.

    I've spoken to a couple mums at school the girls who do have it are regular, so that's why I'm finding it concerning.

    Anyone know what could be going on?

    TIA

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    As far as I'm aware that's fairly normal. I remember my second period took its time to show up, it certainly wasn't 28 days after my first. If you're really concerned you could take her to the GP but I don't think it's anything to worry about.

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    I had 12 months between my first and second. It's really normal xx

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    It can be normal, but keep an eye on it. I had 8 months between first and second, then another few months between 2nd and 3rd. Started at 11. By the time I was 18 I was lucky if I was getting one every 3 months. And they were heavy, long and painful. So many leakage incidents. My pcos wasn't diagnosed then because I was told that I was young and still settling in. If they're not regular within 2 years of her first one take her to the dr and don't let them tell you it's normal. I would have been saved years of hell if I'd been looked at a bit closer at 18.

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    It can be normal. I had 6 months between my first and second as did my DD1. We were both regular after that. DD2 has been regular since day 1.

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    Mine was a few months but I'm also PCO

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    Yes give it a year or 2 to settle, normal that's it's not regular

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    Thanks ladies, I'll give it some time then. If it's more than 6mths I'll go to the gp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pcos30 View Post
    It can be normal, but keep an eye on it. I had 8 months between first and second, then another few months between 2nd and 3rd. Started at 11. By the time I was 18 I was lucky if I was getting one every 3 months. And they were heavy, long and painful. So many leakage incidents. My pcos wasn't diagnosed then because I was told that I was young and still settling in. If they're not regular within 2 years of her first one take her to the dr and don't let them tell you it's normal. I would have been saved years of hell if I'd been looked at a bit closer at 18.
    (Sorry for the thread derail)

    Out of curiosity, what action would you have liked taken earlier? I have PCO with irregular cycles, but no IR and was always lean so no PCOS diagnosis. I expect my DD will have a high likelihood of it since my mum and sis also have it, so wondering if there is something that can be done early on to help.

    I've been trying to find info for treatments in general but everything I read relates to fertility, not solutions that generally improve quality of life, so definitely keen to know what options are out there.

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    My daughter has had her period for two and a half years now and is getting them every two to three months. Her sister who is twenty months younger than her is like clockwork. I read on the internet that within the first three years it is normal for periods to be irregular and had this confirmed with the doctor.

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