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when did your daughter start her monthly cycle?

my daughter is 13 and has not started yet. so i want to know when is the norm? when should i worry?

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theladybugscafe

Asked by theladybugscafe at 10:56 AM on Jun. 2, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • My daughter started after she turned 13, but it seemed normal since I was closer to 15 when I started mine. When I asked my OB, she said not to worry until 15 or 16 unless there were other signs of a problem. She also told me it could take a year or two for her cycles to become regular.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • some start it as young as 8 whereas some start it when they're 15 or 16. she's definitely lucky cause lets face it, NONE of us like it haha
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 11:04 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • I started mine when I was 14 my youger sister at 12 and my 13 year old sis started when she was 9. Just depends.
    moniluvsmarcus

    Answer by moniluvsmarcus at 11:08 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • My daughter turned 12 in February, and she started last Wednesday (26 May 2010). She's been "developing" since she was around 9 1/2, so this wasn't a surprise. I'm glad this first one is finally over because I was more worried about it than she was. She's taken it in stride as just another part of life. WHEW! BIG load off my mind!
    sjjeaster

    Answer by sjjeaster at 12:57 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • My daughter started her cycles between 10 and 11. But there is nothing wrong with not having one at 13 especially for ATHLETIC girls. I'd worry if she were 16, 17 and not had one yet.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:34 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • My grandmother started at 9 my mom started at 15 but, it wasn't every month, me and my sisters started within a week of our thirteenth birthdays.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 3:52 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • My oldest started 3 weeks after she turned 13.  My youngest started 3 months before she turned 13.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 6:07 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • My daughter had just turned 13 when she started hers.
    karusso1965

    Answer by karusso1965 at 8:09 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • I graduated HS with a girl that didn't start til she was 18... It was really no big deal. Don't worry, hell if anything it's a blessing. What is the point to periods if you aren't having kids?
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:51 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • Very close to 15, just like I did.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

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