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I have a question and a concern and need help on this question. I have a 14 year old daughter who has not had her period yet. so their is a concern that is there something wronge and i was told by my daugter about something that her grandmother and father as we are devorced that if she doesn't start soon that the doctors will give her something to help her start is that true and is that good, and is it normal for a girl her age not to start yet? Please help me with this concern. Thank you.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on Jun. 22, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I think I would be concerned if she was 16 or 17, but not 14!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Actually, she's fine until she's 16. That's when it is considered abnormal. Don't freak out until her 16th birthday.

    A lot of adolecent girls who don't reach menarche by age 16 have weight problems, usually being very underweight. If she doesn't have enough body fat then her body can't make estrogen in the right amounts and she won't ovulate, therefore , no period. It could also be a thyroid disorder or a disorder with her ovaries (like PCOS).

    It's totally fine that she hasn't started yet. She's got two years.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:24 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • women didn't get their periods on average until 15 or 16 a few generations ago. I didn't get mine until almost 14. I wouldn't be too worried-

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • No she's fine, give her some time, some girls just satrt at a later age that's all.

    Answer by Rachel24517 at 11:24 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • my little sisters are 14 (twins) and still don't have their periods. she's fine. some girls don't get it til they're 16. my best friend who i've been friends with since highschool got hers at 15

    Answer by aliishott2 at 11:24 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • I didn't get mine til i was 15 and my mom didn't het hers til she was 16, and my friend didn't get hers til she was 17!!! and we are all just fine. Im sure she is ok. I'd let it go ;)

    Answer by Lipstk713 at 11:25 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • First off when did she turn 14? Second it usually goes by when mom started. My mom started at 13 my sister started at 12 and I started at 14. I started a month after my 14 birthday. My step mom didn't start until she was 17 so I would ask the doctors and see what they say, but I wouldn't be worried until maybe 16 cause I also had a friend she didn't start until she was 15. then I had a step sister who stared at 9 so it depends on the child.

    Answer by mommy5409 at 11:29 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • I started when I was 12 but had a friend who started at 8 and there are some who start later.. I believe atheletes start later because they are so lean.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:30 AM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • my cousin didnt start till she was 18 i started when i was in the 3rd grade

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • If she is athletic at all, she might not start til after she's 16.
    There is no reason for concern at 14.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:15 AM on Jun. 23, 2010

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