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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I am 13 years old and I have not yet gotten my period. I am scared for it to come on; meanwhile, I really want it to come on. Can you give me some advice. I have had my discharge for almost a year.

 

Alyssa

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Dear Alyssa,

There are a lot of things that have to happen with your body before you start menstruating. The vaginal discharge you mentioned is just one of the changes to expect. You will also notice breast development, hair under your arms and in your pubic area, along with a growth spurt as you body prepares for you period to start. Read the details on puberty and first menstruation on BeingGirl.com. If you feel "fear" about starting your period, learn more about what to expect by reading articles on Beinggirl.com—this information will help you understand what periods are like and take away the fear of the unknown. To help with this, there are details on puberty and first menstruation on BeingGirl.com. Remember mom is a great resource. Talk to her about starting your period. You may want to begin by asking her how she felt when she began her first period.

 

Hope this is helpful,

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SoftballGirl8433
SoftballGirl8433
Posted December 07, 2013
I havent started my first period yet but I have had discharge for about 2 years.When will I start my period?
SoftballGirl8433
SoftballGirl8433
Posted December 07, 2013
Im in seventh grade and I havent started my period but ALL my friends have
Kat:)
Kat:)
Posted February 25, 2013
I'm in 8th grade and most my friends have actually not started there periods. I'm actually one of the smallest compared to my friends but i think i might start my period this week because i have been having really bad back cramps:( any questions? i will answer:D
PLH36
PLH36
Posted July 15, 2012
@Poke4Ever Your body is most likely producing discharge while you sleep. Is it a clear or whitish substance? If so that is discharge and is a perfectly normal stage of development! Hope this helped!
KATY PERRY ROAR
KATY PERRY ROAR
Posted October 19, 2013
@ nicegirl991, it is ok. Everyone will get there period eventually. I have not got mine rather:(
nicegirl991
nicegirl991
Posted January 24, 2013
I want my period to come I've had discharge for a year or so my friends are on theirs,I feel left out
PLH36
PLH36
Posted July 15, 2012
@SaxGirl You are lucky! Don't worry the whole "having it the same age as your mom" thing is just an estimate. It doesn't necessarily mean the same age. I had mine a little earlier than my mom (when I was 11 years and 28 days, lol). Your are totally normal! Do not stress or that will delay it. Hope this helped! Anymore Q's please ask ladies!
PLH36
PLH36
Posted July 15, 2012
@HorsesandDonuts Don't worry I promise it will come! You do sound really close to your period though. For some girls it takes 3 or 4 years of discharge before their first period but that doesn't mean it will for you. Even if your mom got it when she was 13 it doesn't mean you will that is just an estimate. You could get yours when you are 14. But I would say the in the next couple of months or so. Do you have any signs of PMS (fatigue, bloating, acne, moodiness, etc.,)? Don't stress over your first period because when you do get it there will be plenty more where that come from! Ask away girlies!
PLH36
PLH36
Posted July 15, 2012
@pocko It doesn't just depend on what you have it also depends on how long you've had them for. If you gave me more detail I could try to predict you. Please ask more questions girls I have had my period and I'm here to help!
pocko
pocko
Posted July 12, 2012
i have all the signs and i have cramps,moodswings, and more!!if im have this where is my period?!?!??!?
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