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irregular periods for my 10 year old...
Christinatx posted:
My daughter got her period at 10, she turned 11 yesterday...and she has been having a period every 2 1/2 wks. She started like in Feb., next thing is to take her to OB/GYN. I don't wanna put her on birth control & I also wanted to wait to see if they would become regular. I feel so bothered by it though so I am going to take her. My period came at age 12 and slowly began to come regular over time. Then at age 22 I got my tubes & my periods became irregular. I just got a partial hysterectomy & it had done wonders for my life. I am 29 but I wish I would have done this long ago. I hope my daughter is not going to be the way I was plagued with extreme PMS. I will monitor her & keep you updated on what the dr. says...these girls now days are growing rapidly on that note my daughter is the tallest in her classes & she seems to be going through a major growth spurt. She gets lots of compliments

~Concerned parent~
fcl responded:
Irregular periods are VERY common in teens and pre-teens. They usually settle down in the first 3 years (and some never settle at all ...). However, your daughter seems to have a very short cycle rather than being irregular. I would take her to see the doc just in case. There's no reason to assume that she would automatically be put on the pill. Let us know how you get on

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