15 year old daughter having some concerns.....?!
Question: My 15 year old daughter is worried about the fact that she hasn't started her period yet. She is developing normally in all other areas, but she has recently started voicing her concern about the fact that she's the only one of her friends who hasn't started her period. I've done some research on this and most articles tell me not to worry, and if she doesn't start by 16, then I should take her in to be checked. She'll be 16 in just a few months. Any advice?
Answers: My 15 year old daughter is worried about the fact that she hasn't started her period yet. She is developing normally in all other areas, but she has recently started voicing her concern about the fact that she's the only one of her friends who hasn't started her period. I've done some research on this and most articles tell me not to worry, and if she doesn't start by 16, then I should take her in to be checked. She'll be 16 in just a few months. Any advice?
My advice is this: Taking her to get checked out now is an investment in:
1) Her physical health (though odds are low of any problem)
2) Her emotional health (this is bothering her)
3) Your relationship (she has a concern which should be taken seriously...it might be little to others, but it's not to her).
How you handle this big concern may determine whether she comes to you with the next one.
A teenager's dad
i am a 15 year old girl.. in year 11 right?
it's totally normal! i know that some of my friends haven't started yet, so don't worry about it.
she will start when her body is ready
Don't wait, take her to a gynecologist immediately.
some take as long as 18, don't worry about it...everyone is different.....as you know, once she has it, she'll wish she didn't.
Does your daugther skinny or what? I think you should probably bring her to the doctor now.
Your daughter's concern is perfectly natural.
Some girls will start having their periods by the age of 10, whereas some girls wont start until they're 19! If she doesn't have her period by the time she's 16, or during the year of being 16, you have nothing to worry about. When her body is ready, her period will come.
However, if this situation concerns you, then by all means you should take your daughter to see a doctor. She could have a medical condition that's preventing her period from starting.
Well everyone is different,
I had a friend who was 17 before she got her period.
It might not be typical, but it isn't unheard of.
If you are really worried, it wouldn't hurt anything to go get it checked out, may give her the piece of mind she needs.
It also depends on how active she is, people who are very athletic from a young age, (gymnast, iceskaters, intense soccer players etc) usually start a little later.
If she feels weired about it..tell her she is lucky! She'll get it soon enough and she should enjoy her time of cramp free, un-moody years.
Some girls don't start until they are 17 is what I have heard. But most start about 13.
All these people telling you to take her to a doctor cant even give you a reason as to why they think its abnormal. Its insane how people think its pefectly ok to worry a mother with no evidence.
Seriously dont worry about it. She probably has other firends who havent started yet but arent admiting to it. My best friend didnt get hers until 17.
Just because the guideline age is 15 doesnt mean shes not normal. You have to remember thats an average there are people starting much earlier and much later than that age.
Also, apparently a girl is likely to start her cycle around the same age as her mum. When did you get your first period?
I was an early bloomer and got mine at 12, but I had 2 friends in high school that didn't get theirs until our senior year when they were 17 and 18. I am sure she is just fine. She should appreciate it...you know how awful cramps can be sometimes.
This sounds perfectly normal, as a lot of girls don't get their period until they're 16 or even 17. However, you're right that if she doesn't get it by the time she's 16, she'd be better off visiting a gynaecologist just to make sure everything's all right. But until then, don't worry about it - I'm sure everything's fine.