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Latest research shows that your weight is a prime factor in when you start your periods. If you are very thin and small, your body recognises that you would be unable to carry a pregnancy and therefore no periods. It probably only means that you're a late bloomer. Menstruation can vary widely from female to female. If you're very concerned, however, you should check with your doctor and discuss the issue with him to rule out any complications. If you are 'normal' height and weight and have secondary sexual characteristics (breasts and pubic hair) your periods are probably not far behind, but most doctors do say if you have not started by 17 you shouldget checked. It may be your hormones need a bit of a 'kick-start'. As a midwife I looked after a woman who didn't have periods and her ob/gyn told her to come back when she wanted children. She did, he induced a period, she got pregnant and had quads, so be careful what you wish for.

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Q: What could be wrong if you are almost 17 but have not started your period?
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