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BrilliantBrunette
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Hi. I am 13 years old and I haven't gotten my period yet. I know that this is still in the normal range, although a bit on the late side, but I was wondering if anybody could shed some light on perhaps the general time of when I'll get it? These are current "signs" I'm showing...
-Developing breasts (32 A, sometimes 34 A)
-White/sticky vaginal discharge
-Fair amount of pubic hair, although not a lot
-Armpit hair
I know that obviously no one can predict for me, but sharing personal experience would be helpful as well. For example, the signs you showed before you got your first period, general knowledge, etc. Thank you!

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Karybu
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Thirteen isn't actually at all late for not yet having your period. There's no way we can predict for you when it will happen, but you can get a general idea by asking the women in your family when they started.

In general, the first period occurs about two years after the breasts begin to develop. (However, that's just an average - in some women it happens earlier than that, later for others.) You may find it helpful to look at our article on puberty for more on the subject: Not everything you wanted to know about puberty, but pretty darn close.

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samantha357
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quote:
Originally posted by karybu:
Thirteen isn't actually at all late for not yet having your period. There's no way we can predict for you when it will happen, but you can get a general idea by asking the women in your family when they started.

I agree completely. Although i started my period less than a year ago practically as a 14th birthday "present"! I just remember waking up the day after my birthday and finding blood [a.k.a. my first period] all over my underwear! YUK! anyway i didn't really have any signs. [other than my breasts did seem to grow 1/2 a cup size in like a month, but at the time i didn't think anything of it.] No cramps, no sickness, no nothing. I still don't get any warning! ha ha it sucks for me! [sorry, language]

Once you do get your period, though, don't expect it to be consistant right away. Mine still isn't, [this month i'm 2 weeks late, last month a week early, etc. etc. you get the idea.] but that's me and everyone's different. I hope your not one that gets sick or bad cramps before every period, just for the sake of it must be horrible to go through that. But if you do, birth control pills/patches work great so i hear from friends.

So there you go, i hope i helped. [Wink]

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