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Added August 01, 2013

When Is My First Period Coming?

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When will my first period come???? Since you first heard the word "period," youve probably been wondering what it is and when youd get your first period. Although most girls get their first period between 1114 years old, you could start your period anywhere from 817 years old.

 

You could narrow that down by taking clues from your body. During puberty, when your body becomes sexually mature, youll have some of these changes that show your periods on its way. (By the way, these changes may happen in a different order than listed here.)

 

  • Developing Breasts. First, youll get breast "buds." (Your breasts then can take up to 34 years to fully develop.) Generally you will get your period 23 years after your breasts start developing. 

 

  • Growing Pubic Hair. Right after your breasts start to form, youll start developing pubic hair. It will be soft and thin at first, then gradually become coarser. Your period usually arrives around 12 years after the hair development.

 

  • Discharge. This is the big sign. Youll start to experience vaginal discharge that will be either white or yellowish. If you like, you may want to start using Always Pantiliners to protect your underwear. Your period should start around 612 (but up to 18) months after the start of discharge.

 

Theres one more way to figure out when youll start your period: Ask your mom. Youll probably get your first period within a year or so of when she got hers. 

 

Since youll only have a general idea of when youll get your period, you might want to do some planning.

 

Most girls will use pads at least for their first period. Your first period will probably be fairly light, so Always Thin Maxi Regular or Always Thin Ultra Regular would be a good choice of pad. If you are physically small, you may want to consider Always Thin Ultra Slender. Its a good idea to keep a pad or two hidden in your locker at school, and carry another in your backpack. This way you wont be caught off guard when it does happen.

 

Relax. You will get your period, and youll have them for a long time!

 

 

 

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_jaackiiie_
_jaackiiie_
Posted April 21, 2014
Im 12 and ive been getting my discharge like long and i havent gotten my period is the brown discharge a sign that u are close to your period ? Also the brown discharge doesnt come often on me it like takes like 3 day or 2 only what does tht mean ? PLEASE ANSWER !!
latina_chick
latina_chick
Posted April 21, 2014
I want my period already :(
jpascual99
jpascual99
Posted April 19, 2014
I have to use panty liner too, but i got my first period at 9. I got it at school and kept quiet until my mom found out
Stuffty
Stuffty
Posted April 19, 2014
Arggggg wht are these pains in my lower stomick? I've had discharge for like 1-2 years and my thighs kept me home from school today I'm 12 and my mom got hers at 13 and the leg thing feels like the day after a long bike ride weak and sore like. I've been getting discharge when I sit or stand lately it's getting heavery and what is it when I sit and my pjj does the wierd fart thing?
Stuffty
Stuffty
Posted April 19, 2014
Ahh do I JUST was going to the bathroom and I looked in my undies and there was like a cut in half grey ball what is it?
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted April 19, 2014
To Emotions14 and SportsLover546! You are both welcome. Again, remember every girl is different. "Only Mother Nature" knows for sure when your period will start. "Always expect the unexpected." Your period could start at any given time. Just check yourself each time you use the restroom. There will be only girls in the restrooms and locker room. If you are shy, let me know. I have some tips for you. For now, be happy you don't have your period. If you have any more questions, just ask.
SportsLover546
SportsLover546
Posted April 14, 2014
U will definitely know when u get ur period,for me it was cramps and discharge that let me know.
SportsLover546
SportsLover546
Posted April 14, 2014
Thanks Wednesday! This helped me a lot!
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted April 14, 2014
To Faith Shryock! Start wearing pantiliners (if you haven't already). Pantiliners will protect your clothes and keep you feeling fresh. Just check yourself each time you use the restroom. Start carrying some supplies with you such as: pads, pantiliners. tampons (when you are ready for them), wipes, Midol, Aleve, Motrin, etc. (for cramps), quarters for the machines, extra pair of panties, etc. Keep some supplies in your locker too. If you forget your supplies you can ask your friends, any female teacher, the school nurse or the school office. When using the restroom try to use the handicap stall, if available. This stall usually gives you more room to change your supplies and your clothes, if the need arises. Don't let anyone rush you, even if there's a waiting line for the stalls. If you are shy or you have more questions, just ask.
Glitt3r WOLF
Glitt3r WOLF
Posted April 14, 2014
I've gotten most of these symptoms except for the chest one (a little) and I don't know what to do. Most of my friends and other girls have it and I don't, I feel so left out.
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