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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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*.cowgirl.*
*.cowgirl.*
Posted August 06, 2011
My first period was on July 22 2011 at the age of 13 only was 4 days and I am waiting for the second one. :) I think that mine will be regular for now.
Shrimpy15
Shrimpy15
Posted August 06, 2011
@ ASierraV of course you can. you dont pee through your vagina. Women have three holes. one for peeing, one for "reproducing" (lol), and one for pooping. if you still need more info about that, i think there are articles about that somewhere in BeingGirl. or you can always google it... i hope i helped :)
girlhelper
girlhelper
Posted August 06, 2011
AsierraV, yes you can pee while having a tampon in. your pee comes out of a different hole then where your tampon goes in so yea. tumblingtiger32, yea you are probably ovulating. i am on my third period now. i barely got away with liners yesterday. i had to change it very often. 2 hours was average but twice i had to change the liner in an hour i changed it 4 times in about 7 hours. then it slowed down at night. but i definitely think next time i will need to use real pads and not just liners.
gymnast12321
gymnast12321
Posted August 05, 2011
TumblingTiger32 yep i am! and thanks and my bmi is like 18.2 and it says its healthy and i definatly eat enough i eat a lot and always think im going to get fat even though i burn all those calories at practice ;) thanks for all the help!
sierramichelle101
sierramichelle101
Posted August 06, 2011
Yea I got my period!!:)
ari2998
ari2998
Posted August 06, 2011
Your BMI has nothing to do with getting your period, I mean yeah if you are super skinny your not going to get that soon, but it still doesn't matter. My cousin and friend had like a BMI of 17, and they still got theirs..! So, don't worry, if you have all the signs, you'll get it soon!!
TumblingTiger32
TumblingTiger32
Posted August 05, 2011
girlhelper and lilyrose321: thanks! haha its weird cuz i have cravinhs, cramps had them light july 30th, and then a lot of discharge. after that i was non pms. then last night i had cramps and back aches and cravings, but barely any discharge. so i think im ovulating..... its weird haha. now its the 4th and im like back to normal haha
girlhelper
girlhelper
Posted August 05, 2011
amazingguuurrl13, well my first was 3 days, my second was 4 days and heavier, and i'm on my third now and this is the first day and it is heavier but i don't obviously know how long it lasted so yea i'm glad were alike in this way. Snickers#3, oh i didn't know that well thanks for informing me. It is weird though that i got my period when i stopped thinking about it. oh well =)
drummergirl98
drummergirl98
Posted August 05, 2011
@sierramichelle ok i will help u i really want my period too so u hav alot of discharge im really good at estimating i think u will get urs anywhere from 2-5 months from now i gotta wait another year cuz i just got discharge
drummergirl98
drummergirl98
Posted August 05, 2011
i want my period so badd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111
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