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Irregular Periods in Girls

Usually at the onset of menstruation, a girl will be the same age as her mother was when she began to menstruate. In warmer climates the girls tend to mature and to menstruate at an earlier age. When menstruation starts, usually it is irregular for initial few months. It may occur every two or three weeks or may occur only once in two or three months. Also the amount of the flow varies widely. Anywhere a period from one to three years is required for regular menstruation cycle and it requires no treatment. If a young girl is irregular in her periods for a year or two, it is wise to have her examined. A rectal examination will give the necessary information as to the state of the uterus and ovaries. It is not necessary to do the vaginal examination on young girls.

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