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Just turned 16 - no period for 6 months

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Hi iv'e just turned 16 and havent had my period for 6 months! this was my first one but i'm just worried something may be wrong with me. A specialist that I saw 2 -3 years ago said that i am slow with puberty as my bone age is is about a year younger than my actual age but i started puberty at like 12 years old? i also discharge regulary. do i have some kind of medical condition? ? ?


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replied July 12th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A14176
Hello,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
The periods in the initial time after start can be irregular with long gaps of time in between. This happens due to the period cycles being ‘anovulatory’ (when there is no egg release from your ovary). With time it slowly turns to ‘ovulatory’ cycles (with egg release) and the bleeding gets regularized.
If you are still worried about not getting your periods, meet your healthcare provider/gynecologist for a detailed examination and investigations to find if there are any underlying causes for you not getting your periods.
Take care.



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