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Added August 01, 2013

All About Periods

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Am I normal? Even if my period's different?

Your best friend could set a watch by her periods, meanwhile you're wondering if you will get yours in three weeks, five weeks, or at all this month. Everyone's different, and periods vary among individuals.

What's Normal?

The answer to that question is different for every girl. All aspects of a period can differ from person to person. It may take years before your periods become regular. Or, they may be regular from your first period. The length of a period can be different as well as the days between periods and the type of flow you have. Experience is the best way to learn all about periods, your body and what's normal for you.

Cramp Your Style

Some girls get cramps. Others don't. If you get cramps, they may come at different times during a period and can range from mild to severe. Also as your body develops, you may start getting cramps or the cramps you have may change in intensity. A lot of girls get cramps between periods when they ovulate. All the differences are normal.

On the Swings

PMS can affect a girl two weeks, one week, or a few days before her period. As with cramps, PMS symptoms can range from mild to severe. The most common symptoms are mood swings. Diet and exercise can help control the harshness of the swings.

Lots of women don't have PMS

If you're not affected, you may never be. Up to 50% of women never get any pre-period mood swingsthough you don't need to mention this to your boyfriend who is likely to be extra nice to you for a couple of days.

All bodies are different. Just accept who you are and go with the flowso to speak.

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Posted May 15, 2014
I have PMS and mood swings right before my period.
Posted April 21, 2014
I go to school all the time even on my period.I don't want to go but my mom always wants me to.And I really don't want to go to school,I would rather stay home than go to school.Right now I'm not on my period but I still get cramps and all that stuff.
Posted September 22, 2012
I keep getting cramps but no period is this normal
Posted April 29, 2013
I have not gotten my period yet but I have all the signs but cramps,i don't know why......
Posted October 09, 2012
TwiLover: yes it's normal I get cramps too even though I don't have My period yet ( I'm 11 BTW)My mom said your body's " Preparing you for when you get your period" But yeah it's normal. ~ Olivia :)
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Posted July 03, 2013
I don't have my period but I have all the symptoms for example breast growth, discharge, underarm hair, pubic hair, cramps, and mood swings.
Posted July 09, 2012
This is good advice. Even though i dont have my period yet this is still useful ad good to know
Posted May 31, 2012
i started mine yesterday(2nd period) and goodness i feel like crap.
Posted July 29, 2012
I LOVE this site!!
Posted August 23, 2012
My friend just got her period. She was absent from school for a day. Why does she have to be absent? I mean I thought on your period you can go to school. (I know you can but im just saying)
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