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15 year old diabetic - Menstruation concerns

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 23, 2006
  • 00:25 PM

Hi there, I really hope you can help me. My younger sister is 15 and has diabetes. She rarely gets her period, (got it the first time at the weekend since July!) She started getting her period when she was 13. When she does get them they are extreeemely heavy and there are large black clots. She tells me they can be as big as a tennis ball. She is really worried about this but our doctor says there is nothing to worry about. She is also worried about how irregular, heavy and painful they are. Can anyone offer any reassurance or advice please? Thank you for taking the time to read this, Cx

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  • I dont know if this helps, but i suffered similiar symptoms. I am 17 and type one diabetic, my menstruation is fairly irregular, extremly painful (sometimes I pass out) and also contains clots. I went to my Doctor and all i was given was extremly strong pain killers /anti inflamitaries. Now with pain killers it doesn't hurt as much but that's about all that has been solved. I am looking at going onto the 'pill' to see if this has any change.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2007
    • 05:00 PM
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  • Hi there, I really hope you can help me. My younger sister is 15 and has diabetes. She rarely gets her period, (got it the first time at the weekend since July!) She started getting her period when she was 13. When she does get them they are extreeemely heavy and there are large black clots. She tells me they can be as big as a tennis ball. She is really worried about this but our doctor says there is nothing to worry about. She is also worried about how irregular, heavy and painful they are. Can anyone offer any reassurance or advice please? Thank you for taking the time to read this, CxHello-I recently read about a young boy with juvenile diabetes who healed himself by going on a detox raw food diet. If raw is not suitable for her- I'd say she ought to try 80% raw.http://www.alternativesmagazine.com/18/boutenko.htmlYour sister's health can be restored- but it is a matter of choice. She needs to change her mentality about who is in charge of her health and research on what are the best choices as far as lifestyle, nutrition, and mental well being.Best Wishes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2007
    • 06:49 PM
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  • It might not be related to the diabetes. I had periods like that all of my life until a dr found it was endometriosis. They were able to treat it, however most treatments make it unable for a woman to have a child (I was past my childbearing). For a 15 year old, they might just perscribe pain medication. She should see a gyno.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2007
    • 10:16 PM
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  • I'd say the same thing...She might have endometriosis, especially if she has clots that large! She really needs to see a gynocologist. If the endometriosis is treated now, she may be able to avoid some of the scarring and adhesions that could keep her from becoming pregnant in the future. With endometriosis so much damage can occur and women become devastated when they want to have children and can't.
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  • More and more young adults are getting Type I diabetes.However there is help for sure.There is help for type 1 & type 2 diabetes. There is a natural product call Immunocal Platinum. When you buy it you get a months worth or 30 pouches in a box. It comes with a mixing cup. Take 2 packs a day. One in the morning and one in the evening. So you need two boxes of it. You will see good results in .It will help regulate your blood sugar levels. It helps the kidneys do it's job.www.Immunotec.com/Shophealthy
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