For Teens - Expert Answers
Got a question? What do the experts have to say? Look here for answers to many of the questions teens ask us.
Girl Stuff Can Bras Affect Breast Growth?Does Touching a Girl's Breasts Make Them Grow?How Do I Get Rid of Hair on My Upper Lip?I Just Got My Period and I'm Gaining Weight. What's Going On?Is it OK to Have a Discharge After Getting Your Period?Is It OK to Wear a Bra While Sleeping?My Breasts Ache During My Period. What Can I Do?My Breasts Are Different Sizes. Is This Normal?What's the Best Way to Remove Excess Pubic Hair?Why Has My Discharge Changed?
Guy Stuff Can Drinking Soda Lower My Sperm Count?Can Wearing Tight Clothes Affect a Guy's Sperm Count?Do Wet Dreams Stop When a Guy Gets Older?Is It Normal for One Testicle to Be Bigger?What Can I Do to Prevent Razor Burn?
Periods Can I Practice Using a Tampon Before I Get My Period?Can I Use a Tampon If I'm a Virgin?Can I Wear the Same Pad All Day?Can You Keep Wearing a Pad You've Slept in?How Do You Know If Your Period Is Regular?I Think I Had My First Period. How Can I Be Sure?I Throw Up During My Period. Is That Normal?Is It Normal for My Period to Stop at Night?Is It Normal for Period Blood to Come Out in Clumps?Is it OK to Get My Period Twice in One Month?Is It OK to Wear a Tampon in the Bath or Shower?Is My Period Not Normal?Is Period Blood Always Red?My Periods Are Irregular. What's Going On?Should I Take Pills to Regulate My Period?Why Do I Feel Depressed When I Have My Period?
Birth Control, Pregnancy & STDs Are Condoms 100% Effective?Can a Girl Get Pregnant if Her Periods Are Irregular?Can a Girl Get Pregnant if She Has Never Had Her Period?Can a Girl Get Pregnant Right After Her Period Ends?Can a Girl Get Pregnant the First Time She Has Sex?Can Birth Control Help With Cramps?Can I Get Pregnant From Oral Sex?Can I Get Pregnant If I Have Anal Sex?Can Masturbation Affect Periods?Can You Get an STD From Kissing?Can You Get Genital Herpes From a Cold Sore?Can You Get Pregnant From Fingering?Can You Still Get Genital Warts If You've Had All the Shots?Can You Use Two Condoms for Extra Protection?Does Being Overweight Lower the Risk of Getting Pregnant?How Can I Find Out If My Boyfriend Has an STD Before We Have Sex?How Can I Get on the Pill Without Telling My Parents?How Can We Avoid Pregnancy if a Condom Breaks?How Can You Tell if a Condom Has Expired?How Can You Tell if Breast Tenderness Is Pregnancy or a Period?How Do Doctors Test for STDs?I Can't Afford Treatment for Genital Warts. What Should I Do?I Have Bumps On My Penis. Is This Normal?I Took Medicine for Chlamydia. Am I Cured?I'm on the Birth Control Shot and Having Abdominal Pain. What Should I Do?If Someone With Herpes Has No Sores, Can It Still Be Passed On?Is it Normal to Get Pimples Near the Vagina?What Are the Chances of Having an STD?What Kinds of Birth Control Work Best Against Pregnancy and STDs?Why Did My Doctor Prescribe Birth Control Pills for My Acne?Would I Have My Period If I Were Pregnant?
Sex Can a Condom Wrapper Break While It's in Your Wallet?Can a Doctor Tell During Your Pelvic Exam If You've Had Sex?Can a Doctor Tell if You've Been Masturbating?Can a Girl Get Pregnant if She Has Sex During Her Period?Can a Girl Have Sex With a Tampon In?Can Masturbation Stunt My Growth?Can Someone Get HIV Through Oral Sex?Can You Get an Infection From Fingering or Oral Sex?Can You Get HIV From Having Sex With Someone Who Has AIDS?Can You Get Pregnant From Pre-Ejaculate?Can You Get Pregnant if You Have Sex Standing Up?Do You Have to See a Doctor to Find Out if You Have an STD?Does My Mom Have to Be in the Room During My Gyn Exam?How Can I Help a Friend Who Was Raped?How Can I Tell My Mom I Need a Pelvic Exam?How Can I Tell My Mom I'm Smart About Sex?How Do I Find Out If a Guy I Had Sex With Has an STD?I'm 19. Is it Normal to Still Have Irregular Periods?I'm Not Ready for Sex But I'm Feeling Pressured. Should I Give In?Is It Normal to Masturbate?Is It OK to Have Sex While You Have Your Period?Is It Possible to Develop an Immunity to Genital Herpes?Should I Shave My Pubic Hair Before Having Sex?Should I Stop Masturbating?Should You Tell the Doctor If You Are Having Sex?What Can I Say to a Friend Who's Having Unprotected Sex?What if the Condom Breaks?What If the Condom Slipped Off During Sex?What If We Can't Afford Plan B?What's a Dental Dam?When's the Best Time to Have Sex and Avoid Pregnancy?Will I Bleed the First Time?Will My Older Boyfriend Try to Sleep With Me?
Relationships My Boyfriend Has a Hard Time Quitting Smoking. What Should I Do?My Girlfriend Is Moving Too Fast. What Should I Do?
Friends Are Video Games Good for the Mind?How Can I Balance My Part-Time Job With Schoolwork?How Can I Help a Classmate With Autism?How Old Should You Be to Babysit?I Have Cerebral Palsy. Can I Babysit?Is It a Good Idea to Babysit 6 Kids at Once?Is It OK to Carry a Backpack on Just One Shoulder If You Switch Shoulders Every Day?Someone Is Spreading Rumors About Me. What Can I Do?What If the Kid I'm Babysitting Cries When His Parents Leave?What Should I Know About Babysitting a Child With Autism?
Parents & Family How Can I Get My Grandparents to Stop Frustrating Me?My Mom Asks Too Many Questions. What Can I Do?What If My Parents Say "No"?
Emotions & Mental Health Can I Talk to My Therapist About Private Family Stuff?Can Stress Affect My Weight?Does Having Asperger Syndrome Make Puberty More Difficult?How Can I Become Less Shy?How Can I Cope With My Dad's Death?How Can I Deal With All My Stressful Situations?How Can I Deal With My Trichotillomania?How Can I Help Someone Who's Being Bullied?How Can I Stop My Nightmares?How Can You Stop Before Things Go Too Far Physically?I Don't Want to Talk to My School Counselor. What Should I Do?Is It Normal to Think About Sex a Lot?My Boyfriend and I Broke Up. How Can I Feel Better?What Can I Do About My Anger?What If I Don't Feel Comfortable With My Therapist?
Depression, Suicide & Self-Injury Can a Person Get AIDS From Cutting?Can Depression Be Inherited?I'm Thinking of Suicide. How Can I Stop?
Body Image & Self-Esteem Am I Fat or Are My Eyes Playing Tricks?Can Scoliosis Affect My Height?How Can I Get a Flatter Stomach?How Can I Get Rid of My Acne Marks?How Can I Get Six-Pack Abs?How Can I Make My Thighs Smaller?How Can I Stop Focusing on My Flaws?How Can I Tone My Legs?How Do I Get Rid of Extra Skin After Weight Loss?I Think My Boyfriend Has an Eating Disorder. How Can I Help?Is It Possible To Lose Weight Without Exercising?Is Spitting Out Food an Eating Disorder?Our Friend Might Have Anorexia. How Can We Help?Should I Go on a Diet?What Are the Health Effects of Chewing and Spitting Out Food?What Can I Do to Become Taller?What Should I Do About Stretch Marks?Why Am I Bigger Than All My Friends?Will Eating Fewer Carbs Help Me Lose Weight?
Dieting & Weight Are Diet Pills Bad for You?How Can I Get Back on My Weight-Loss Plan?How Can I Speed Up My Metabolism?
Food & Nutrition Are Organic Foods Better Than Nonorganic?Are There Healthy Fast-Food Options?Cantaloupe and Carrots Make My Throat Itch. Am I Allergic?Do I Need to Drink Milk?Does Chewing a Lot Help You Lose Weight?Does Coffee Stunt Your Growth?Does Eating Late Make You Gain Weight?Does Skipping Breakfast Cause Me to Binge Eat?How Can a Vegetarian Get Protein?How Can I Avoid Overeating When I'm Hungry?How Can I Balance My Eating Habits?I Crave Unhealthy Food. What Can I Do?I Have Braces. How Can I Eat Fruits and Veggies?I'm Skinny, So Does It Matter What I Eat?Is Counting Calories Bad for My Health?Is It Important to Drink a Lot of Water?Is It OK to Drink Milk If I'm Lactose Intolerant?Is Ready-Made Food Healthy?What Can I Do About Overeating?What Is a Healthy Lunch I Can Bring From Home?What's a Good Snack for Someone Allergic to Nuts?What's a Healthy Alternative to Water?What's the Truth About Soy Products?Which Foods Will Give Me Energy?Why Do I Weigh Less in the Morning?Why Is an Apple a Healthier Snack Than a Chocolate Bar?Why Is Whole-Grain Bread Healthier Than White Bread?
Fitness, Exercise & Sports Can Exercising Help Improve My Acne?Can I Work Out Without Breast Pain?Can You Burn Off Food Calorie for Calorie By Exercising?Did My Period Stop Because of Too Much Exercise?How Can I Decide Between Two Sports?How Can I Get Motivated to Exercise?How Can I Stay Fit?Is It Dangerous to Run in the Heat?Is It Possible to Work Out Too Much?Is It Safe to Lift Weights?Is Yoga Equivalent to Running?My Asthma Inhaler Doesn't Help. What Can I Do?Should I Exercise If I Feel Sore?Should I Exercise if I'm Feeling Tired?What Happens If You Keep Playing Sports When You're Injured?What if I Have a High BMI From Muscle?What's A Good Workout For a Busy Schedule?Will Lifting Weights Harm My Bones?
Alcohol & Drugs Can I Drink Alcohol If I Have Mono?How Can I End a Prescription Drug Habit Safely?Who Can I Talk to About My Parents' Drinking Problem?
Smoking How Can I Help My Boyfriend Stop Smoking?My Boyfriend Has a Hard Time Quitting Smoking. What Should I Do?What Are the Dangers of Secondhand Smoke?
Personal Hygiene Can I Pierce My Own Eyebrow?Is It Safe to Shave Pubic Hair?What Can I Do About Sweating?What Happens During a Bikini Wax?Why Do My Palms Always Feel Sweaty?
Skin AbscessAthlete's FootDoes Putting Toothpaste on a Pimple Make It Go Away?Erythema MultiformeHair LossHow Do I Remove Hair Around My Nipples?Jock ItchParonychiaPityriasis RoseaRingwormShinglesShould I Pop My Pimple?What Can I Do About the Rough Skin on My Arms?
Sleep Am I Waking Up Too Early?Can Lack of Sleep Stunt Your Growth?Is it OK to Sleep Less on Weekdays and More on Weekends?Is It Possible to Get Too Much Sleep?What Should I Do If I Can't Sleep?Why Do I Feel Paralyzed Before I Fall Asleep?Why Does My Body Jerk Before I Fall Asleep?
Doctors, Hospitals & Medicine Can I Get My Medical Records if a Doctor Moves Away?Can I Get Over Depression Without Taking Medication?Do I Have to Get All Three HPV Vaccine Shots?Do I Need a Pelvic Exam if I Had the HPV Vaccine?Do People Who Self-Injure Have to Be Hospitalized?Does the HPV Vaccine Cause Paralysis?How Can I Get My Parents to Give Me Alone Time With My Doctor?How Can I Get the Pill if I Don't Have a Family Doctor?How Can I Take Charge of My Own Medical Care?How Do Doctors Remove Skin Tags?How Do I Switch Doctors?Is a Gynecologist the Same as a Primary Care Doctor?Is the HPV Vaccine Always a Shot? I'm Scared of Needles!My Nails Are Peeling and Have Ridges. What's Going On?What Can I Expect From the Gynecologist?What Happens When a Doctor Removes Earwax?What's a Normal Reaction to a Shot?When Is it Time to Start Seeing a Gynecologist?Why Do I Get an Erection During My Testicular Exam?
Mononucleosis Are Swollen Tonsils With White Spots a Mono Symptom?Can a Person Get Mono More Than Once?Can You Get Mono From Just a Quick Kiss?How Do Doctors Test for Mono?How Is Mono Spread?I Had Mono 5 Years Ago. Am I Still Contagious?
Metabolism & Growth Can Scoliosis Affect My Height?Diabetes SectionHow Can I Speed Up My Metabolism?MetabolismWhat Can I Do About My High Metabolism?What Can I Do to Become Taller?What Should I Do About Stretch Marks?Why Am I Bigger Than All My Friends?
Health Conditions & Illnesses 5 Tips for Surviving Shots5 Ways to Fight the FluDonating BloodFaintingGetting Rid of Old MedicationsGo, Slow, and Whoa! A Quick Guide to Healthy EatingHealth Care: What Do You Know?Health Insurance BasicsHealth Insurance: Cracking the CodeHow to Fill a PrescriptionImmunizationsManaging Your Medical CareRefilling a PrescriptionThe 5-Second RuleThe Basics on Genes and Genetic DisordersWhat's the Difference Between Infectious and Contagious?Why Should I Care About Germs?Your Medical Records
School & Jobs Are Video Games Good for the Mind?How Can I Balance My Part-Time Job With Schoolwork?How Can I Help a Classmate With Autism?How Old Should You Be to Babysit?I Have Cerebral Palsy. Can I Babysit?Is It a Good Idea to Babysit 6 Kids at Once?Is It OK to Carry a Backpack on Just One Shoulder If You Switch Shoulders Every Day?Someone Is Spreading Rumors About Me. What Can I Do?What If the Kid I'm Babysitting Cries When His Parents Leave?What Should I Know About Babysitting a Child With Autism?
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