Menarche is the first menstrual period of a girl when she reaches puberty. Certain bodily changes would also occur at this time such as underarm and pubic hair and the development of breasts. A few days before the bleeding starts there could be weight gain, cramps in the abdomen, back or legs and pimples on the face.
HOW IS MENARCHE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is not really necessary here but if the first few periods could be irregular and thus you may need to consult a gynaecologist here.
HOW IS MENARCHE TREATED?
The use of feminine products such as tampons and pads for the bleeding and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen for cramps could be advised.
DID YOU KNOW?
Social and psychological factors have a huge influence on the onset of Menarche