Medical Questions > Womens Health > Menstruation Forum

12 yr old has 1 month prolonged period nonstop?

Must Read
Menstruation is a woman's normal monthly menstrual period. But what are the signs of abnormal periods? When is vaginal bleeding serious?...
Regular vaginal bleeding vagina is a sign of healthy menstruation. What signs and symptoms point to menstrual problems? Read on to learn the difference....
Menstrual irregularity means that something is wrong. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an irregular period to prevent larger problems later...
User Profile
my 12 yr old daughter has 1 month prolonged period nonstop compounded with stomach cramps


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied January 17th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A30483
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Prolonged and heavy menstrual period along with presence of abdominal cramps is not normal. Do not ignore her symptoms. Consider visiting her doctor/gynecologist for thorough evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the bleeding. Possibilities of anemia, bleeding disorder, vitamin deficiency, thyroid hormonal abnormalities, other hormonal derangements cannot be ruled out. Treatment as needed (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help her control the bleeding and regulate periods. She should consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with her treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



|
Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Menstruation , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.