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My Daughter is 12 years old and started her periods over a year ago now.

Recently her period has lasted a month and 10 days! It is Heavy most of the time. She was Also eating Ice and Chewing on Cardboard. When goggling This I Came across an thing Called 'pica' liked to Anemia. She was craving non-food items due to being Anemic.
Our Doctor confirmed this, and my daughters blood came back as low ferritin 3.5
I have the Doctor calling me tomorrow so I guess she will be giving my Daughter some Iron Tablets, But i was wondering what I can do to help make sure this doesn't happen again. The Doctor has suggested putting her on the contraceptive pill, we have been reluctant to but think we will do, it's just a shame she is only 12!
Any advice welcome and appreciated

Laura





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