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Girls First Period: What's Normal

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I just got my period for the first time on October 12, and it lasted five days. I was wondering because I heard some girls have an irregular cycle at first, and that some don't, and that some get a regular cycle right from the start. I am wondering about this because I want to be prepared. Thanks for your help and time!




Dear Caitlin


Some girls do start out with a regular cycle. But it is not unusual to have an irregular cycle for the first few years of menstruating. As a matter of fact, you may not have your next period for a few months or you may have it again in a few weeks. Some girls do start out with a regular cycle.


You will be able to predict your cycle when it does regulate if you keep a private calendar and mark it. You will be able to see how regular you really are. You can also use the period calendar on to predict your period. Click to find out how.


To track your cycle, you count from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period to determine how many days your cycle is. Also, your period doesn't come on the same date of the month. If you've already become regular, then each cycle is the same number of days usually anything from 21–45 days for a few years after your first period. 21 to 34 days is average for females who have been having periods for several years. However, cycles for some girls who have recently started, their period alternates as an every other-month to different number of days each month. You will be prepared for the unexpected if you wear an Always Pantiliner daily. This will also protect your panties from discharge stains.


Hope this is helpful,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted July 29, 2014
Owlgirl3 you shouldn't be worried at all its normal for your period to be irregular for the first couple years
Posted April 09, 2014
Posted July 23, 2011
Very true I was like 3 or something when she started
Posted April 02, 2012
Maaan i haven't started yet now I feel soo left out!
Posted November 11, 2011
Mine has been regular ever since I started, but mine's shifting closer to my mom's now
Posted September 07, 2013
It's only been like 2 weeks and I've already started my next period! Should I be worried?!? Help!
Posted July 07, 2011
That Was A LONNNNG Time Ago..o.o


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