My periods are regular every month but I don’t get period pains. Is there something wrong with me?

Updated 25 January 2017 under Ask Us.

Menstrual periods can be pain-free for some teens and adult women, but others may have mild cramps. Both are normal. Nothing is wrong with you. You just got lucky!

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I started developing breasts in grade 4 and now I’m in grade 6. This happened to a lot of my friends and they have all gotten their periods but I haven’t got mine. When should I get mine?

Updated 4 November 2016 under Ask Us.

Most girls will get their period about 2-3 years after they start to develop breasts (on average) and some will not get their period until later.  The average age for […]

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What happens to the lining of your uterus if you take the Pill continuously and not get a period? Does it build up? Do you not grow a lining?

Updated 19 October 2016 under Ask Us.

Great question! If you are NOT taking the Pill (oral contraceptive pills), each month, the lining of your uterus naturally thickens or “builds up” to prepare for a possible pregnancy. […]

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My period came early and I honestly panicked when it did. I don’t know what’s wrong. Should I get a checkup?

Updated 5 October 2016 under Ask Us.

It’s very common to have irregular periods during the first couple of years after you start menstruating. You might also be one of those young women whose periods are affected […]

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Is it true that when women live together their periods sync?

Updated 26 April 2016 under Ask Us.

This theory was based on the belief that women who live together will start their period within 2-4 days of each other within 4-6 months. This statement was thought to […]

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I’m 5 days late for my period but negative pregnancy test, should I be worried?

Updated 15 March 2016 under Ask Us.

The most common cause of a missed period is pregnancy; however, there can be other causes including: hormone imbalance (that interrupts or delays ovulation), exercise, low weight or weight loss […]

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Is it okay to wash my hair during my period? My mom said it’s bad for my health, but she doesn’t tell me why?

Updated 3 February 2016 under Ask Us.

This is a common myth. It is perfectly fine to wash your hair, take a shower or bath at any point during your period. Myths about periods have been around […]

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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 […]

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My period keeps on coming early, what should I do? Is this serious?

Updated 18 November 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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