Why delayed periods in Teens
The first menstruation (menarche) is an important event in every girl’s life. With anxiety and mental confusion she waits for this exciting event. Menstruation is a sign of her sexual maturity and ability to reproduce fertility. Physiological norms provide the beginning of the menstrual cycle in 11 – 14 years. But the deviation from the standard indicators are not uncommon in puberty. Why is my period delayed in adolescents, which contributes to this phenomenon, important issues for adolescent girls who are faced with this problem, as well as their parents.
The physiological characteristics of puberty
Puberty girls starts from the age of 8 – 9 years until the formation of physiological maturity. Girls 2 – 4 years ahead in the development of boys. After the first sex characteristics of body hair growth in armpits and pubic area, growth of the mammary glands, increase in fat tissue within 1.5 – 2 years to expected onset of menstruation.
First menstruation in most cases appears at the age of 11 – 14 years. But not always. Sometimes the menses appear before the recognized physiological norm (9-10 years) or later (15-16 years). This fact does not always signal a problem, but leave it unattended.
With high probability we can assume the start menarche earlier than peers, physically developed girls tend to be overweight. Conversely, if you have fragile physique menstruation usually appears not earlier than 12 – 13 years.
Every body is different. Genetic factor plays an important role in the process of puberty. If the mother’s menses started at the age of 12 – 13 years of age, have daughters they will also appear in approximately the same period. However, current statistics indicate an earlier onset of menstruation, compared with previous generations. The difference in 1 year – recognized gynecologists fact. Dysfunction of the hypothalamus and pituitary be the cause why there is any delay period at girls aged 12 – 14 years.
Even in the absence of complaints about the General health of a deviation from the norm it is advisable to discuss with the children’s gynecologist.
The older the age of the girl, the more concern is the absence of menarche.
The signal for the immediate treatment of qualified help should be the following facts:
- pain in the lower abdomen, in the lumbar region, in the mammary glands;
- abnormal vaginal discharge with presence of pus and odor;
- frequent urge to urinate;
- nausea, vomiting, impaired General condition;
- change in the usual menstrual flow (volume, frequency), the appearance of blood clots;
- a delay of 30 days or more.
Any form of amenorrhea exciting and requires consultation gynecologist.
Perhaps the absence of menstruation is only a temporary phenomenon as the result of hormonal changes in the developing organism. But to exclude obvious pathology should be mandatory. Timely diagnosis, competent approach and adequate treatment will prevent possible complications in the future.