Quiz: When will I get my first period?
Wondering whether you might start your periods soon? Take our quiz to find out whether you're showing some of the signs.
When will I get my first period?
Find out if you're displaying the common signs of starting your period.
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As they approach their teenage years, most girls start to wonder when their periods might start. Some look forward to this moment as a sign that they are really growing up. Others are a little nervous about how they will feel, or how they might manage their period. Either way, it can be good to know whether you are likely to get your period soon.
With periods usually starting between the ages of 10-16 years, it can be hard to predict when your first period will arrive. However, your body will probably start to show some tell-tale signs when your first period is on its way. "Puberty has a predictable pattern," explains GP Dr Jeff Foster. "Understanding the significance of different signs such as breast development, vaginal discharge, pubic hair and underarm hair can give us an indication about whether a first period is likely to occur soon."
Who is this quiz for?
The quiz is designed for girls aged over the age of 8 years who have not yet started their periods, but who have started to show some signs of puberty. It consists of seven simple questions relating to changes in your body that might indicate your period is on its way.
Each time you select an answer you will be given some information about the symptoms you are experiencing and what they might mean and, at the end, your result will give you an indication of whether your first period might be on its way.
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Can you predict when periods will begin?
Whilst the quiz will give you an idea about whether your periods might start soon, the result is only an indication of this, based on the answers you have given. If you are at all worried about changes to your body, or about periods in general, talk with a parent or with your GP about your concerns.