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Doctor insights on: Is It Worrying That I Am 13 And I Have Not Yet Started Puberty Or Period

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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Hi I am 16 yo female, started puberty at 12 and have not had first period. Mother and other relatives got theirs around 13/14, is there anything to be?

Hi I am 16 yo female, started puberty at 12 and have not had first period. Mother and other relatives got theirs around 13/14, is there anything to be?

Delayed menses: See your MD for a check up. It may be a normal delay however there may be an underlying cause. You should have blood work and imaging. All the best. ...Read more

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How do you know if you completed puberty? Is it poss to never complete it? Have had normal periods since 13, pubic hair,etc but am pretty flat chested

How do you know if you completed puberty? Is it poss to never complete it? Have had normal periods since 13, pubic hair,etc but am pretty flat chested

Puberty and growth: in girls is mostly done by 2 years after periods start. However since breast size is so variable from person to person, it is hard to predict whether that will change much at your age. Pregnancy and change in weight can definitely affect breast size, but without either of those factors, it would be unlikely that your breasts would become significantly larger. ...Read more

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Can you get a period before you hit puberty?

Can you get a period before you hit puberty?

No: There is a sequence of events that begin to prepare the involved structures involved.Estrogen production will cause nipple enlargement as a first visible sign, followed in 1-3 years by years by first menses. Girls often have mucous staining their underwear for up to 6m before they start.Any bleeding before the initial signs of puberty is worrisome of an injury to tissues in that area. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you start puberty will you definitely start your period?

Sequence of events: The most common physical sign seen with female puberty is the appearance of nipple growth. Menses usually occurs about 2.5 years later and the whole process can last from 3-6 or so years. The presence of a period is usually only confirmation of the various working parts. Delay in menses after age 15 requires a workup by a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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When do u get your period when going through puberty?

When do u get your period when going through puberty?

Menarche : On average, a girl should get her first period within 2-3 years after breast budding occurs. ...Read more

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If a woman experiences puberty late, can she have babies for a longer period?

If a woman experiences puberty late, can she have babies for a longer period?

No connection: Age of onset of puberty is when a woman starts ovulating, generally once per month. The overall number of eggs that ovulate or become fertilized is a set number (as compared to men, where the testicles make new sperm all the time). When a woman stops ovulating, she can no longer get pregnant, generally age 45-50. However, when this occurs, is--as I am aware--is not related to puberty. ...Read more

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Got period late, at age 15. puberty wasnt "late". when will puberty be finishing up? 16 yrs.

Hard to say: Puberty is a process that includes many features.Some transition in 3 years and some in 7.If you are interested in the main issue, how tall you will be, it is usually about 2-3 inches after the first menses.An x-ray of your wrist and hand can determine how much linear growth you have left. If you look at the nervous system, this is somewhat predictable.Women finish wiring their brain by about 22. ...Read more

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When should I have my period after i hit puberty?

When should I have my period after i hit puberty?

2-3 years after: Girls usually start their periods within 2-3 years after the onset of breast budding. ...Read more