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Hi. My 13 year old began her third ever period two weeks ago and she haemorrhaged with massive clots and bleeding through pads every 10 minutes. She was prescribed norethisterone and was taking it three times a day for ten days. They have now dropped her to one tablet a day for ten days. She has been taking one tablet a day for the last 3 days and has just started bleeding with some clots again.
Her last blood tests have came back OK, her clotting factor is fine. She does have low white blood count and symptoms that would suggest a virus (just typically being unwell). She cut her finger about 12 days ago and bled for 2.5 hours. Doctor thinks that may be unrelated. It then started bleeding again after that.
She went to Dr again today (unfortunately before she started bleeding again) he has ordered more blood tests to check for viruses. Is bleeding while still on a low dose of norethisterone normal? It has a couple of small clots already. She is also cramping a lot

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replied July 12th, 2018
Menstruation Answer A64163
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Menstrual cycle is usually irregular and heavy in early ages.However,as she has bled for 2.5 hours,I would suggest you to test her for von willibrond factor.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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