My 12 yr old step daughter has always had regular periods (for the last 2 years) but recently they have become irregular and this morning after arriving a week early they are very heavy...so heavy that when she stood up blood "flooded" out soaking everything...she also has cramps which she has never had before, she usually just has back pain. Her mother and grandmother both had endometriotis (sp?) so we have always kept an eye on her cycle. She has a Dr's appointment in 2 days but I am worried about the amount of blood she is losing and am considering taking her to the hospital if it doesn't ease in the next few hours...am I over reacting?
When she first came to live with us her cycle changed to co incide with mine but I have since fallen pregnant so at first we put the irregularities down to her cycle "re adjusting" she is not sexually active.
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Endometriosis runs in families. Your step daughters abnormal bleeding and the cramps could indicate that she has the same. The symptoms and severity depends on the severity/grade/stage of the endometriosis.
Visit the ER since the bleeding is severe. She needs to get the cramps and the bleeding under control to avoid losing a lot of blood. She will require further investigations to confirm the diagnosis of endometriosis or any other underlying cause for her bleeding.
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