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Making Sense of Menstrual Problems. Part 3

Irregular cycles — It’s normal to have irregular cycles in the first two years after your periods begin. That’s because it can take two years (or longer) until your ovaries release an egg fairly regularly with each cycle. Because of this, periods may skip a month or more, and when they do come they may be short or long, light or heavy.

Making Sense of Menstrual Problems. Part 2

Menarche — Menarche is your first menstruation. The average age for this is 12, but it may happen anytime from age 9 to 15. A girl’s periods usually start about two years after her breast development begins.

Making Sense of Menstrual Problems. Part 1

Once your periods start, so do the questions:
Are my periods normal?
Are they too heavy? Too light? Too long? Too short?
Why do my periods sometimes skip a month?
What if my periods stop coming altogether?