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Is this normal?

By Anonymous May 5, 2015 - 7:11am
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I'm 13 and I just got my first period 2 months ago in march but then I skipped it last month and got it this month. But I'm never ever sexually active so I know im not pregnant. Is it normal for this to happen?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for asking us your question. The answer is yes, it is normal.

Irregular periods are common in girls who are just beginning to menstruate. It may take the body a while to sort out all the changes going on, so a girl may have a 28-day cycle for 2 months, then miss a month, for example. Usually, after a year or two, the menstrual cycle will become more regular. Some women continue to have irregular periods into adulthood, though.

As a girl gets older and her periods settle down — or she gets more used to her own unique cycle — she will probably find that she can predict when her period will come. In the meantime, it's a good idea to keep track of your menstrual cycle with a calendar.


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