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I have started puberty
I have started puberty and im realising I have to pee more often. Is that normal?
Hello, welcome to Ask Alex,
You are telling us that you have started puberty and you have noticed that you are peeing more often and you would like to know if this is normal.
Our bodies and minds go through physical and emotional changes while growing from children to young adults. Puberty can be an anxious time for young people as there are big changes happening to our bodies, and we may not always know what these changes are or when they are taking place. Puberty can be positive, but it can also bring some challenges.
It is important to know that these changes happen at different times and stages for everyone, perhaps being years apart. Puberty usually but not always occurs between the ages of 10 and 14 years. Some changes are similar for boys and girls, and others are different. You can find out the changes on the Childline website here www.childline.ie/what-exactly-happens-to-your-body-and-mind-during-puberty/ . There is another article, along with a video too here www.childline.ie/puberty/ which you may like to watch.
We wouldn’t be able to say if you urinating more often is a normal part of puberty. What we can say though is, if you are concerned about the number of times you are going to the toilet, and especially if you are experiencing any pain, then you have the right to talk to a grown-up you trust, and if needs be, to see a medical professional. It is important that you get your information from a trustworthy source, as there are a lot of misleading articles/myths about puberty online.
Another option is for you to contact the Childline Listening service, by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or through Webchat at www.childline.ie These services are free and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will always be somebody here to have a chat with you, whether it is about puberty or anything else that is going on for you, big or small.
Thanks for getting in touch with us. We would love to hear from you soon through our Childline Listening service.
Keep safe, bye for now,