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Period worries

Your Question

Should I be worried to get my period?

Answer

Hi there! Welcome to Ask Alex.
 
It’s completely normal to have questions and concerns about getting your period. First, we want to assure you that you’re not alone in feeling this way. Many teenagers wonder about this important milestone. We’re here to help you understand and feel more comfortable with what’s happening in your body.
 
If you haven’t had your period yet, it’s natural to be curious or even a little anxious. Getting your period is a sign that your body is growing and developing as it should. Everyone’s body is different, and some might start their period earlier or later than their friends. There’s no “right” time to get your period, so try not to worry if yours hasn’t started yet.
 
On the other hand, if your period is late or irregular, that can also be a cause for concern. Periods can be unpredictable, especially in the first few years. Stress, changes in routine, or even certain health conditions can affect your cycle. If you’re worried, it’s a good idea to talk to a trusted adult or a healthcare professional. They can help you understand what’s happening and if there’s anything you need to do.
 
Remember, you are never alone. The Childline team is here for you, ready to support you and explore your options with you. Our service is open 24 hours a day, every day. You can reach out to us for free by phone at 1800 66 66 66, or by Messenger at www.Childline.ie (just click on the purple Messenger circle!).
 
Take care, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have more questions or need someone to talk to. We’re here for you every step of the way.
Alex

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