Heavy periods in teenage girls

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202436 tn?1326477933 I always felt bad for the girls in jr high and some in high school who had to wear pads and you can see the pads most of the time, since most are bulky and look like diapers. I remember sneaking a friend tampons in 8th grade because her mom wouldn't let her wear them and your daughter might do the same. It'd just be better if you give her the option to choose herself and then you can talk to her about using them correctly and changing them regularly.
Avatar n tn And let me warn you they are now periods from HELL... Very heavy on day 2-3 I wear 2 pads at once. someone said it is like this for the first while.
Avatar n tn ijust did 27/48 and have only had 2 periods the first one was in the begining and one about 2 months ago , before tx the only time i would skip a month would be if i was pregnant, these meds really mess with you, the 2 that i have had on tx have been hard.
202436 tn?1326477933 My daughter had her first period at the beginning of August 2009, just after her 13th birthday. In the past 16 months she has only had about 7 periods. They are only coming every 2-3 months. At first I figured it was just her cycle regulating itself but now I'm beginning to wonder if something else is going on. I don't want to take her to a gyn and have her go through all that mess only to be told it's just hormone regulation. What do you ladies think?
1094771 tn?1330284476 The good thing is that I surround myself with positive people and my family is my lifeline. I have two teenage children from a previous marriage and they are the joy in my life. I try and spend my time after work with them because they keep me laughing (when I'm not freaking out and going off at the drop of a dime) but they remain deligent in trying to keep me calm and positive.
Avatar f tn My mom had something similar and went in to have it removed. She has a tiny scar, but is glad it is gone. I don't know what caused it. Her procedure was outpatient, so she went home the same day.
Avatar n tn Oh, one thing that might be a factor--I've been a very heavy soda pop drinker ever since I was in my teens, usually almost an entire 2-liter bottle a day. But I don't notice any acid reflux or stomach aches. Also, though this probably has nothing to do with it, about the same time the symptoms started I also began wearing contact lenses again. I've worn them for years off and on in the past but it's been a few years since this time.
Avatar n tn I am tempted to go back onto the pill just maintain my monthy periods, yes i know i could be in the same situo in a few years time, but for crying out loud its on my mind 24/7 and driving me crazy!
Avatar n tn but the majority of times blood came out in the sperm, or only after ejaculation during urination, or both in the sperm and the urine. once i woke up without having had sex that week and urinated blood. i tested my blood, sperm, and urine and the only abnormality was a high psa level. my dr said it is very rare and is that high in 40/50 year old. i did a biopsy for prostate cancer and my dr said that everything was ok. after the biopsy, i waqs back to normal.
Avatar f tn I had a test done and I am not it pre-menopause at age 42 but I do have high estrogen which causes heavy long periods. I have low progesterone which cause insomnia.. But the real kicker is I have very high cortisol which causes the severe insomnia. This is due to major adrenal fatigue. I am in the process of trying to get it all straightened out. I went to my regular ob/gn and he did a blood test and said all was fine, thyroid..
Avatar n tn Have any of you experienced blood loss episodes, including nosebleeds, heavy periods, excessive bleeding after surgery or anemia? I am very curious. Also, I was just diagosed with a Vitamin D deficiency that I have yet to be treated for (going this week). I'd be interested in your feedback.
Avatar n tn I too have been dealing with a situation very similar to yours, for about 5 1/2 years now, and have just recently came clean to everyone about it. My story is that even in my teenage years I had problems getting erections enough to have sex with my girlfriend and a few other girls I tried to do it with. This caused me much same and imbarassment. So I started doing penis exercises such an jelqing and stretching and jelqing.
Avatar n tn 28 years old, recently started doing a lot of yoga type stretching. in school so sitting for long periods of time. otherwise healthy.
Avatar f tn It probably wont have anything to do with your fertility, lot's of girls have irregular periods and it is very common in teenage years. When you go for a physical you will get a pap test that will determine if there is anything wrong, you should mention to your doctor that they have been abnormal as well. It is possible that it could be a slight iron deficiency too.
Avatar n tn I'm also pretty sure it's normal up to certain point for the skin to be some how darker in certain areas. But the difference in me goes from very fair to very dark brown and it was not always like that. The dermatologist will be the last option since I am not really eager to show my very, very private parts to a dermatologist, unless is absolutely no choice.
Avatar n tn No, I was given a heavy-duty dose as a prophylactic against a possible infection and was in excellent health, which is no longer the case since I got hit with systemic damage from these meds. I started noticing what had always been relatively oily skin drying out — permanently — within two weeks of finishing the drug and within a year I had gone from having very youthful skin to extremely dry, loose skin everywhere: face, neck, elbows, hands, knees, eyelids, you name it. Awful.
Avatar n tn hi my friend who is prego now has same story ... she got her periods in april n missed her periods in may she took a preg test it was positive she went to doc .. her blood work n ultrasound showed she was 2 months prego i mean she got prego in mid of april but had her periods. she was litrally shocked.what i also heard that some woman have their 1st cycle like normal periods during pregnancy .
1010669 tn?1250743835 I don't think it is a lymph node, because that's located more towards the underarm, correct? The other thing is, (and I know this can also be a normal part in growing up for teenage girls) that my right breast is oddly shaped, and much larger than my left. When I say larger, i don't mean just the usual amount that girls and women experience. I mean that my right breast is about twice as large as my right. And as I said it is a completely different shape.
Avatar f tn My parents are strict also however, i told my mom that my periods were too heavy and i got on the pill its free for the pill. I would recommend going to a freinds house perhaps and get a test to confirm whether or not you are.
Avatar m tn Women are usually diagnosed when in their 20s or 30s, but polycystic ovary syndrome may also affect teenage girls. The symptoms often begin when a girl's periods start. Women with this disorder often have a mother or sister who has symptoms similar to those of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Avatar f tn Two and a half weeks ago I had a total hysterectomy(uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes) for a large fibroid and extended heavy periods(10-14 days). Going into surgery, I was fully expecting to have both ovaries left in tact. Because I had a growth(turned out to be a large benign cyst) on my left ovary, my Dr. decided to remove it to be safe. I actually feel pretty good, but I have three questions. The first is, how will losing one ovary affect my hormones?
127512 tn?1193745816 I did see it in the water and so did alot of others. I was embarassed at first until all the girls on the team (by the way it was a boy/girl swim team) came over to me and backed me up. One of the girls was nice enough to give me a tampon. But as it was so heavy, right when I got back in the water it did show up again. My coach was a male and he was very cool with it. He said the chlorine would clear it up. So that is a yes that your period can show up in the water.
Avatar n tn Symptoms of this- weight gain, facial hair, hair below the navel, or on the toes, deepening of the voice, irregular periods, ovulary pain, and increased risk of miscarriage (in some studies up to 30%). The medical community is not sure if PCOS is caused by obesity, or if obesity is caused by PCOS as PCOS onsets early in your teens and steadily gets worse... there is no cure for this, but diet and exercise have shown to help.
Avatar f tn The first trimester wasn't so bad apart from the nausea. Early in the second trimester I began to suffer with extreme hip pain, muscular spasms and heartburn. Third trimester I am still getting hip pain, heartburn and headaches as well as exhaustion. On Monday I have to have an Echo to check my heart as my heart rate is scarily and unexplainably high. Aside from my constant moaning about the above, I have enjoyed my pregnancy and the feeling of having my baby boy kicking around in my tummy.
Avatar n tn I felt quite in my own boat. I have always had heavy periods from my very 1st period. But when i had the contraceptive implant fitted into my arm september 2009, i now have periods lasting 6-8weeks, eventually stop for 2-3weeks and back to the 6+ weeks. I am 20 years old, im not overweight and im not overweight, im a healthy 8-10, get enough excersise. anyway i went back to my doctor and they just said it was the side affects of the implant.
Avatar n tn I have had extremely heavy periods....like fill a pad in 5 minutes. I started getting endometriosis. My GYN said to stop using tampons for a while. It helped stop the endo in its tracks...I feel very fortunate. My uterine lining was still normally twice the thickness of pregnancy, so I was constantly getting biopsies to rule out cancer, too. However, no more endometriosis after I stopped using the tampons. Just a thought that may also help.
Avatar f tn I do not have any problems, or serious concerns. My periods are normal save for the discarge. It has no real smell, and is in a heavy enough ammount that I warrent a tampon. Even with a tapon to control the discarg, I tend to overflow and gush a little. I suspect, some of this is just extra fluid build up / water weight being released from bloating. During my period, I tend to urinate alot, as my body purges the extra water weight.
Avatar n tn Finally I might also question your daughter about how heavy her periods are. I had a fibroid when I was young that caused heavy bleeding but because I started out with it and my periods were always heavy I did not know any better that they were heavier then they should be. Subsequently I started to pass out when the anemia started to get more pronounced. I know your daughter has had her blood tested but it could be a transient issue occurring mainly when her period is around.
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