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ernestine

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Oct 6, 2018
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I'm not looking for advice as we have just come from the pediatric gynecologist, but I am curious to know if anyone else's daughters have been extremely late to start their first period? My daughter is very tall and very lean and 16 and has not yet started. When we explained the gymnastics situation and a family history of late onset, the MD thought we were still within the normal range.
 
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rjb123

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Aug 17, 2013
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I know of at least three girls (gymnasts) who did not started until 18. I was not a gymnast and didnt start until 15. There can be a wide range of normal and as long as she checked out ok and is being monitored I would not worry too much.
 

flippin out

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Sep 26, 2011
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my 2 girls started very early. Older dd (non gymnast) started just weeks before turning 13. Younger dd (lifelong gymnast) started just a couple weeks after turning 12. BUT my husbands nieces were 14 & 16. There is no time frame that is good or bad......it just is whatever it is for each kid, they are all different. I wouldn't worry, she has been to a dr and they are comfortable with it then try not to stress, it'll happen when her body is ready
 

Fina

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Aug 1, 2020
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Sounds fine to be getting peiods later. I might worry if not working out or less lean and still waiting at that age. I think the gymnastics workouts delay it.
 

gymjunkie

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Sep 9, 2013
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Can be normal, but not necessarily healthy. Overtraining can delay menses. You said it's normal for your family, so it may have nothing to do with overtraining.
 
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Jenny

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Sep 17, 2012
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Late is normal in my family so my gymnast benefitted from having those extra years without any worry.
 
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