A typical menstrual “cycle” (the time from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period) is about 28 days. Although this is the average length, it is still completely normal to have a cycle that is as short as every 21 days or as long as 40 days in the first few years after starting your periods. The length of the cycle can also change from month to month. It is common for girls to have irregular periods during the first two years after they get their first period. Sometimes stress or increased exercise or weight loss can also change the timing of your period each month. If your cycles are less than 21 days or longer than 40 days or you are having heavy or more frequent bleeding, make an appointment with your primary care provider (PCP).
- Menstrual Periods
- I’ve recently switched from the patch to the Pill. The first month back on the Pill, I missed a few days, so I decided to wait till the next month to start it again which made my period come early. I’ve been taking the Pill consistently now but because I took a few pills in the first row already, I am going to run out of pills and my period is going to come early. What should I do? Is it dangerous to have my period come early?
- Are there any home remedies for irregular periods?
- I’ve been having periods since I was 12. I’m now 16… and my periods still aren’t regular. Is this normal?