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Why is my period still here

By Anonymous September 8, 2018 - 7:36am
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I’m am a 13 year old girl. My period came earlier than normal this month and it has been here for nearly 2 weeks now. I’m really confused and stressed out about it. I don’t know what this means. Please tell me a possible explanation.

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Hello, Anon. Thank you for your message.

Try not to worry. It's often normal during the teen years to have irregular periods. When a girl's period is irregular, it might come more than once a month or only come every few months. The flow might be lighter or heavier some months also..  This is the body's way of adjusting to the changes that come with growing up.

Is this is the first time this has happened? Is the flow beginning to lighten? If so, it should end soon. 

Your cycle should settle down within a couple of years of getting your first period. If your periods are heavy and often come more than once a month, (or if you've had sex), check in with your health care provider.  Some clotting problems, hormone problems, and sexually transmitted infections (STDs) can cause girls to bleed more.  I'm not saying this is true for you! But it's good to be informed. 


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