So when is really time to go to the gynae? Unless you have a concern or a problem, you should be checked out by your doctor within a year or two after your first period. This visit may be just a talk to get to know each other, ask questions (like how periods work, about breasts growth or other body changes) and find out what to expect at future visits.
However, you should go and talk to your doctor sooner if you are experiencing any of the following:
You are 14 and haven't noticed any puberty body changes like breast development or other body growth.
You are 16 and haven't had your first period.
You’re having severe period pains or any other pelvic pains.
Your bleeding is extra heavy, unusual or lasts more than seven days.
You have unusual vaginal discharge, itching, redness, sores, swelling or odour.
You have been having periods for more than a year and have irregular periods or have missed more than three periods.
You experience a burning sensation or you’re peeing a lot more than usual.
You've injured your pelvic area.
You notice a change in the regularity of your periods.
Is it time for you to head to the gynaecologist?