Excessive menstruation occurring between puberty and 19 years of age is called puberty menorrhagia. It often occurs due to a cause of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Menorrhagia shows excessive bleeding. It occurs due to hormonal problems, problems in the uterus, or other health conditions. It is diagnosed by taking a pelvic scan, and sometimes, a biopsy is required. It is treated by having hormonal therapy, and iron therapy is given in moderate cases. Sometimes, a blood transfusion is required.
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Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 12.6 years old. She got her first period about six months ago. Just about four weeks ago, she got her second period. I know when you go through your first menstrual cycle it can be on and off, so that did not really bother me. But then, her second period just keeps coming ba... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right. Periods can go haywire during puberty. One of the reasons for this heavy cycle is because it has come after six months and the uterus is getting rid of six months of the endometrium. It would be wise to visit a gynecologist to find out the causes of prol... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 12 years old. She is having prolonged menstruation for more than 35 days as on date. She just attained her reproductive maturity last month, and did not even complete her first cycle properly. I have consulted many doctors, and all the reports are normal. Only the hemo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is called puberty menorrhagia, which is quite common in young girls of this age group. Please relax and do not worry. It will settle down within six months duration. Ensure you give her an iron-rich diet and iron supplements. Keep her well hydrated.... Read Full »