My 10 year old DD got her first period, back on November 19th. Way too early and both of us were very shocked. Then 19 days later, she woke up this morning w/ another HEAVY period. The periods are way too close together, and heavy, so should I consult with her pediatrician? Also at what age do girls need to go to the Gynocologist?
I got my period at 11 and my mom took me to my first appointment right after that. If you are worried about how heavy it is, I would definitely talk to her pediatrician and also make an appointment with her gyno.
I was 11 as well, so I don't really think 10 is early at all. And it will take awhile for her periods to become regular so I wouldn't worry too much, but like Victoria1 said it's good to go to the gynecologist after your first period (Although it's not suggested/referred by pediatricians until age 16 usually, it's still a good idea). but you can definitely take her to the pediatrician if you're worried.
i was 10 when i got mine. it was irregular for years. i didn't go to a gynecologist til i was 18.
"The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that girls first see a gynecologist when they're between the ages of 13 and 15. Not all girls will need a pelvic exam during this initial visit, though. Many gynecologists will just do a regular health exam and talk to a girl about her development."
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