Menses gradually stopped over the last few months and she is also losing a lot of weight
Question : I have a 17 years old daughter who has been menstruating regularly for two years . Her periods gradually stopped over the last few months and she is also losing a lot of weight . She seems quite lively and doesn't want to go to the doctor , but should I insist ?
Answer : The clue here may be her loss of weight . It is possible that she may be anorexic , because one of the first things to go in this condition are the periods . Try to persuade rather than insist , that she sees a doctor because her condition should be checked out . Do watch carefully what she actually eats-not what she says she eats .