I'm 17 and still haveno periods
Question in full: im im 17 and still have absolutly no signs of periods
Dear ‘I’m 17 and still no signs of periods’, most girls have started their periods by your age but the timing of puberty is different for everyone. If you started puberty later than average, then your periods will start later too (up to three years or so after your breasts start growing). Has the rest of puberty happened as you expected – have you developed breasts and pubic hair? Being very underweight or super sporty can interfere with your periods starting. So can a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (or PCOS for short). PCOS can be associated with being a bit overweight for your height, and sometimes, having acne or more body hair than usual. It results from a hormone imbalance but there are lots of ways to make it better. If you have a chronic health condition like diabetes, that can also delay your periods starting. It’s a good idea to see your family doctor about your periods - they can decide with you whether you need advice from a doctor specialising in hormones or women’s health.