Not Menstruating At The Age Of 14 Years?
Hello, I want to ask why, at the age of 14, I haven’t menstruated, and my breasts haven’t grown yet, even though my friends are all menstruating, why is it because I’m thin?
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There is no history of menstruation, where you are currently 14 years old and your breast growth has not yet appeared, so this condition is also called amenorrhea. In general, a girl will see a puberty around the age of 8-16 years, where puberty will be marked by several changes and new experiences in your body, such as:
1. Menstruation the first time
2. breast growth
3. Pubic Hair Growth
4. armpit hair growth
5. dilated hips
6. emotional changes
These changes can occur due to the hormonal influence of womanhood after you experience your first period. so, as you get older from child to adulthood, secondary sex growth will continue to develop and affect you physically or psychologically. However, if the first menstrual period has not passed or not yet passed through puberty, then the possibility of secondary sex growth is also not well developed.
In general, several terms of puberty in women can be classified in several forms, namely:
1. Precocious puberty / puberty, where menarche or menstruation is first at the age of 8-10 years
2. Normal menarche, menarche at the age of 11-13 years
3. Menarche tarda, where menarche occurs at the age of 14-16 years
Therefore, if a girl has not had her first menstruation until age 15-16, this is called primary amenorrhea. And in general, if a girl is 14 years old, but has not yet seen the first menarche / menstruation, menarche is likely to occur at the age of 15 or 16 years, so menarche is likely to still occur; however, it is better not to evaluate menstruation before waiting 15 years or 16 years, so that if a girl has not reached menstruation until 13 years of age, then you or girls should discuss with parents to submit this complaint and then get an evaluation as well as an examination from a gynecologist directly. This relates to the evaluation of possible causes of complaints experienced. The doctor will conduct an interview related to menstrual complaints, and then conduct a physical examination and supporting examinations that are needed, such as blood tests or ultrasound investigations or radiology. The results of the inspection will provide information on possible causes of this complaint, such as:
1. malnutrition or poor nutrition
2. growth disorders
3. tumors in the brain
4. anatomic abnormalities
5. GnRH hormone deficiency that affects female hormonal
6. thyroid disorders
7. ovarian tumor
8. excessive exercise
Therefore, independent handling can be done on causes that can be controlled, such as malnutrition, low body weight, excessive exercise or lack of sleep. While other disorders related to certain medical conditions need to be treated directly by your doctor. From the conclusion of the physical examination carried out by the doctor, the doctor will continue treatment and treatment according to the examination results obtained. Thus, if a special medical condition is found to cause this complaint, the doctor will provide treatment intervention or other appropriate medical treatment. However, if no underlying medical problems are found, lifestyle changes leading to a healthy lifestyle will help the process of menarche properly.
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