I had my first period at age 12, but I haven’t have another one since. I am 16 years old now. What is wrong with me?Updated 4 August 2021 under Ask Us.
This is such a great question, so glad you asked! Amenorrhea (pronounced “a-men-or-re-ah”) means absent or no menstrual period. There are two different types of amenorrhea, primary and secondary. Primary […]Read more »
This might sound crazy but I don’t think I have a vaginal opening or I must have a tiny one. I can’t put a finger in it at all. I can only get above my nail and then I hit a wall. I haven’t gotten my period yet but I’ve had discharge for about a year. I really don’t know what to do because I am too embarrassed to tell my mom but I’m really worried there’s something really wrong with me. Please help!Updated 15 August 2018 under Ask Us.
You seem to be in tune with your body, not crazy! Girls typically get their first period about 2-2 ½ years after they begin to develop breasts and about 6 […]Read more »
During the past three or so months I have lost about 7-8kg (about 17 lbs.) but not in a healthy way. I haven’t gotten my period for about two months, and I’m worried. I’m still counting my calories but I’m scared because I don’t want to have any issues.Updated 30 August 2017 under Ask Us.
You seem to recognize that your weight loss, counting calories and not having regular periods may all be signs of a health concern such as an eating disorder. It’s great […]Read more »
First, make sure that you counted your cycle correctly. The first day of bleeding is the first day of your cycle. Count from cycle day 1 until the 28th day. […]Read more »
Everyone goes through puberty at a different time, which means girls get their periods at different times too. Most girls get their period about 2 to 2.5 years after they […]Read more »
I am on continuous hormonal pills so I don’t get a period. Where does the blood go? and is it dangerous not to have a period?Updated 21 December 2015 under Ask Us.
Taking hormonal treatment continuously as prescribed by your health care provider is not dangerous. While some women have spotting while on continuous birth control pills, many women do not have […]Read more »
I have extreme pelvic pain, as well as irregular periods. Sometimes I don’t get my period at all. Could there be something wrong?Updated 19 June 2015 under Ask Us.
It is common to have irregular periods the first year that you start your period, but that doesn’t explain your “extreme pelvic pain” which isn’t normal. You should definitely make […]Read more »
I am sexually active and have not had my period for 4 months. I have taken a lot of pregnancy tests but they are negative. I have acne and dark hair everywhere. Also, one of my nipples is white and one is a dark color. Are these symptoms connected? If so what is it?Updated 9 March 2015 under Ask Us.
While pregnancy is definitely the most common reason to not have your period when you are sexually active, it is not the only thing that can cause your period to […]Read more »
I have labial hypertrophy (enlarged labia) and haven’t gotten my period yet although my mother and sister got it when they were 13 years old. Does the fact that I have large labia have anything to do with me not getting my period yet?Updated 15 December 2014 under Ask Us.
No. Having enlarged labia (pronounced: lay-bee-al hi-per-tro-fee) will not affect when your period will start but other things can, such as a hormone imbalance or low weight. In fact, the size […]Read more »