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Missed Period, 14 years old..

By November 1, 2009 - 7:48am
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I Havent gotten my period for October. Usually my periods come at the beginning of the month, but it didnt some at the beginning of the month so then i was like ok, i'll just wait it out. Well here it is november and i never got it.. And i've been noticeably tired, my dad keeps thinking im on drugs because im so hungry and tired all the time. And one more thing that i notice is that my smell. BUT HERE I THE THING; I've never had sex before.. I have no idea what is going on with my body.. i am scared but not b.c. all these symptoms lead to teen pregnancy, but b.c. i dont know what is going on in my body, im totally dumbfounded. So, if someone might have some info on what might be happening, can you please fill me in. Thank you,

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I'm glad you found EmpowHer, and we can help you figure out what is going on. Most likely, you are experiencing an "irregular period" that many women experience, and most younger teenagers experience. This is completely normal, healthy, expected and does not indicate anything is wrong.

I do have a few follow-up questions for you:
1. What was the first day of your last period (the day you started bleeding in September)
2. How long have you been having periods (what age were you when you had your first period)?

Please know that it is VERY, VERY common for women of ALL ages to have late---even missed--periods for no apparent reason. It is even MORE common for teenagers to have irregular periods...which is all you are experiencing most likely.

Instead of looking at the calendar date ("beginning of the month") to know when your periods begin, it is better to know the "length of your cycle". Most women have a cycle length of between 21-35 days, and if you think about it, as the months pass by, your period will start to fall during the middle of the month or the end of the previous month, since your cycle is most likely not exactly the same as a calendar month (30 or 31 days). Does that make sense? It is more important to know how much time has passed between your periods. To know your cycle length, count the first day of bleeding at "day 1". Then, count each day that passes--both bleeding and non-bleeding days--until the beginning of your next period. Your next period would begin with a "day 1" as well. So, the days in-between your two periods would be your "cycle length", and is typically between 21-35 days.

If you take the worry/concern out of your mind about your period, are you still experiencing extreme fatigue? Being hungry isn't really a symptom of concern, as you may be more active, growing...all kinds of things that would increase your body's need for more calories.

If you continue experiencing fatigue that you would label as extreme, you can read the Mayo Clinic's information: fatigue. It is unlikely that you have any of these underlying medical conditions causing fatigue, but rather, it is your worry and concern or daily routine that is causing fatigue. And..."sleepiness is not the same as fatigue". Teenagers need a lot more sleep than adults, and I'm wondering how many hours you are sleeping at night? Are you physically active, eating well, drinking lots of water and staying away from caffeine (that can hinder sleep)? If you say "yes" to all of these, and are still really concerned...please know you can always call your doctor who can test for anemia or other fatigue-causing conditions that are easily treatable.

Let me know if this information was helpful or more confusing...I'm glad to talk with you more!

November 1, 2009 - 8:36am
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