My 11 year Old is Still Bleeding ?

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Offline neilep

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My 11 year Old is Still Bleeding ?
« on: 21/01/2008 21:42:21 »
Dear All,

This is delicate for me.

My 11 year old daughter started her period and now she is on her 15th day of continuous bleeding.

Her bleeding has been very much the same...no clotting....just regular flow !

The thing is...she has been suffering cramps a few times...and is only 11....

Is this normal to bleed for so long during the first period ?.......she does have an appointment at the doctor on Friday anyway but I wanted to get your opinions/advice

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« Reply #1 on: 21/01/2008 21:46:01 »
There can be all sorts of irregularities during the first few periods, so it's probably nothing to worry about. Just as well to get her checked out though. All the best.

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« Reply #2 on: 21/01/2008 22:08:56 »
 Yep I agree, Usually the first year or so are very irregular but it is wise to make sure she is checked and that will ease all of your minds.. It is worth it.. Cramping is unpleasant sorry she is cramping.. no fun.. Hugs to Charlotte!

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« Reply #3 on: 22/01/2008 10:16:32 »
I have heard that a diet too high in omega 3s can thin the blood, which I presume would make it harder to clot for a period as well. I have also read that chocolate, specifically dark chocolate thins the blood. I was eating a small peice of dark chocolate every night as well as the omega 3s that I routinely consume, and I was getting frequent nosebleeds. I stopped eating the chocolate and the nosebleeds went away...perhaps it contributed.
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« Reply #4 on: 22/01/2008 16:45:21 »
Hi Neil

initial periods, assuming that's what it is, are often erratic; I wouldn't be too concerned just yet but, obviously, if it continues for more than a week longer then ask your GP to check her out, in case there's something else going on.

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« Reply #5 on: 22/01/2008 17:22:32 »
THANK YOU ALL,

Thank You Opus,Karen, John and Chris...for your wonderful support and advice therein.

Yes, this is her first period...and today it's still going....sixteen days later !....but it's regular and consistent.

We have an appointment ,as mentioned  already, on Friday and will chat to the doctor about it.

Your comments have all been very helpful and encouraging.

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« Reply #6 on: 22/01/2008 17:30:41 »
Your welcome.. Kind Sir!

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