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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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TumblingTiger32
TumblingTiger32
Posted August 07, 2011
@sierramichelle01: thats great that you finally got your period! good luck :) @girlhelper: yep im ovulating! yesterday was the 13th day of my cycle and my discharge was clear sticky stringy (like snot but clear and sorry tmi haha) so ill probably get my next period in 2 weeks.
GirltoGodess
GirltoGodess
Posted August 07, 2011
im 15 and havent started my period im starting to think ill be like 17 or 18 ..i though for sure i would this summer but i have givin up hope i realized nothing is predictable you have to be patient it is embaressing since im going to be a sophmore but alot of people will think im lucky but there lucky cause they have a period and therefore they dont have to worry about somthing being wrong like i do but girls who havnt started dont stress about it it will make the situation worse just learn to live with ur body like i have
TumblingTiger32
TumblingTiger32
Posted August 07, 2011
@ari2998: i totally agree. if ur closer to 20 u are just gonna a little faster. im only 16.7 and i got 2 "prep" periods. @girl helper: k thats nice that it got heavier (i guess?) im excited bc for my next im expecting it to be a little heavier since there was a lot of brown when i wiped. my back aches were bad last night ;( i was on the verge of taking an ibuprofen. i was wondering, if ur back aches/cramps are worse does it mean u have a heavier period?
TumblingTiger32
TumblingTiger32
Posted August 06, 2011
@ASierraV: yes, u can. just hold the string back. @gymnast32123: no prob. have fun in gym! ugh i have cramps..... and there worse than usual
~Blondie+CodySimpson~
~Blondie+CodySimpson~
Posted August 06, 2011
Is anyone here anorexic??? ~Ami~
mspinkbunny101
mspinkbunny101
Posted August 07, 2011
i havent started my period and im scared people will make front of me and is t normal to have white stuff on your underwear
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.
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 :)
*.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.
sierramichelle101
sierramichelle101
Posted August 06, 2011
Yea I got my period!!:)
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