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Is it normal to not have periods till 18 years of age?

Is it normal to not have periods till 18 years of age?

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Answered by

Dr. Nadia Khan

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At August 18, 2023
Reviewed AtAugust 18, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 18 and I have never had period but sometimes I feel like something wants to come but it does not come. I had puberty hair and underarms hair two years back.

Answered by Dr. Nadia Khan


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It is called primary amenorrhea and it is a complex problem for which you need full assessment with all blood tests and ultrasounds and even more to rule out the cause and find a diagnosis what actually is going on inside. And sometimes it usually runs in families like if your mother or sister also had delayed periods then that could be another cause. But I would suggest you to see a gynecologist for further evaluation.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Nadia Khan
Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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