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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I got my period last month on September 1, and I didn't get it this month (October). Is there something wrong or does it just come on a different day this month, or does it come like next month or something? Help?

 

Rosanne

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Dear Rosanne,

Having irregular periods isn’t unusual as a teen in the first few years after starting your period. You may not have one for several months or you may have another one in just a few weeks. You may start out with a regular cycle and then become irregular. Having an unpredictable cycle is not uncommon during your teen years.

 

We recommend keeping a private menstrual calendar, and marking it when you have your period. Determine the length of your cycle is done by counting from the first day your period begins to the first day of your next period. Your period usually doesn't come on the same date each month. If you've already become regular, then each cycle is usually the same number of days; anything from 21 to 35 is average. However, for some girls the cycle alternates so that every other month the cycle is a different number of days. Periods average 27 days.

 

Hope this is helpful,

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Kaylen_bigbboobs14
Kaylen_bigbboobs14
Posted April 19, 2014
for all you girlsnout their that's not had their period it comes when you least expect it like i got mine lifting a box so... yeah hang in there
hothellok
hothellok
Posted July 04, 2013
I like just got my period and really don't like it. It is really heavy and would like to know if this is normal. Help me out girls.
madisonelise!13
madisonelise!13
Posted January 03, 2013
I got my first period yesterday and today it's still really light. I wonder if I'll have it for that long
elierules
elierules
Posted May 18, 2012
yh 4 everyone it's different some have cramps and some don't while some have irregular periods and some don't. I just had mt first period n i hope its regular
PLH36
PLH36
Posted July 04, 2012
I'm scared. My mom was active and still got her first period at 11 and you know how it takes most girls 1-2 even 3 years before their period becomes regular? Well it took hers 6 months, yeah, only 6 months! :(
musicalgirl12
musicalgirl12
Posted August 07, 2012
yea. everyones period is different. i dont get cramps, but i do get alot of other unwanted things. i just started on april 1. and i was terrified, but somewat releived. my period has been VERY irregular. but i try not to let it get to me. i just have a secret bag in my backpack with some pads n stuff. but im way to scared to use a tampon. :p just do wat i do: remeber u arent alone. hope this gave u some help!
horsejumper133
horsejumper133
Posted October 28, 2011
oh my gosh. i dont have my period yet, but when i do im scared to use tampons. and last night my family and i ordered chinese. and just now i opened a fortune cookie. ya know what it said? it said "try it, you may like it". wonder if its true.......im not lieing, that did just happen! woahhh
Sydney2485
Sydney2485
Posted October 24, 2011
That's what happened to my older sister. And me!
DreamAnimeGurl
DreamAnimeGurl
Posted January 31, 2012
@horsejumper133, it's up to you if u want to try a tampon, so you need not set too much store by the fortune cookie. I haven't got my period yet...really dreading it cos cannot go swimming anymore XD n mom wont let me wear a tampon anyway so sad
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted August 31, 2011
"Always expect the unexpected." Usually for the first two years your period will be irregular. That means it could come at any given time. For example, it could come three months in a row, then skip three months in a row. Perhaps it might come every other month. Every girl's period is different. Just start carrying some pads, tampons, wipes, etc. with you. Keep some supplies in your locker along with a change of clothes and panties. Start carrying some quarters with you just in case you get caught off-guard without supplies and need to use the machine found in most public restrooms. Also you can ask your friends, any female teacher, the school nurse or the school office for some supplies too. Try to use the handicapped stall, if available. This stall usually gives you more room to change your pad or your tampon and even your clothes, if the need arises.
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