My daughter is 21 and has never had a natural period. She saw a doctor at age 18; she tried progesterone and still did not get her period. Eventually she started to take BCP and did get her period. She took BCP for about two years. She quit taking BCP about ten months ago and still does not get her period. I insisted she get back to the doctor. Again blood tests for thyroid conditions, etc. She will be trying progesterone again. This doctor has told her it is up to her if she wants to be on BCP–that it is not necessary to have your period. I thought this was essential for bone strength, etc. Also, does lack of menstruating mean a greater chance of female cancers? Also, believe it or not, my daughter is not sexually active. The doctor tried to do a pelvic exam but quit because the opening is so tight and painful–she did not want to cause further discomfort.
Lots of questions here–what should I recommend to my daughter? The doctor she is seeing now is a family practitioner. Should she see a specialist? If so, an ob/gyn or is there a type of doctor who would be more of a specialist than even an ob/gyn on this subject? Also, she is about 5’4″, weighs about 120; she was a big time dancer and distance runner in high school–as a college student she has continued with running on her own–so she is physically active and fit.