here's some articles about periods:
On the Rag
Dude, Where's My Period?
and you didn't say how old you are, but some girls get their periods as early as 8, and others don't get it till 15. If you are 17 and over and you have NEVER had a menstrual period, you need to see a doctor.
Now, if you aren't on any sort of birth control and want to see if you're due for a period, some things *may* include stringy discharge (has the consistency of snot), blood-tinged discharge, water-rentention/bloating, irratibility (these last two are PMS-related).
If you have had periods before, but they're scarce, read the "Dude, Where's my Period?" article. Then check with your doctor to see if there's anything wrong with your reproductive tract or hormones. But for most young women, it is very normal to have irregularities in their periods. It takes 5 or so years for the cycle to smooth itself out.
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