Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
174 Doctors are Online

Do you have to be 100 pounds to get your first period?

Is this True? ..Do you have to be 100 pounds to get your first period?
I am 15 (and a half actually) and I haven't started my period. But I have heard that girls do not usually get it if they are under 100 pounds? I am around 90 pounds and just over 5 feet so just any ideas as to if it is only because of the weight or it could be something else? Thanks a lot .. :) ok wow definitely did not expect this many answers in the first 5 minutes... anyway thanks guys, and to "genny"... NO, I am most certainly not anorexic or bulimic..! :)
Asked On : Tue, 22 Dec 2009
Answers:  2 Views:  721
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
BMI matters, not actual weight. At 5ft. you should be 95-110 pounds, so 90 just means that your slightly under weight, but it shouldn't affect your period. More often than not it depends on your genes. When did your mom get her period? If your mom didn't get her period at the same age as you are, don't sweat it. I'm your age and have approximately the same BMI (between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 7 and I'm around 105) and I just got my period a few months ago (and only really had it twice), but my mom got hers when she was 12. Don't worry, you'll get it soon! If you don't get it by the time your 16 or 16 1/2, consult your doctor, but I'm sure you're fine. :)
Answered: Tue, 22 Dec 2009
  User's Response

figure which female in your family you resemble most. Then ask her when she got hers, your most likely to get aroung that time. i am 12, 5 ft 90lbs. and i  got my period before my 14 year old.

Answered: Mon, 19 Apr 2010
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor