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Added August 01, 2013

Good to Know: Facts About Menstruation

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Period facts...interesting girl info

 

The word "menstruation" comes from menses, the Latin word for "month." That gives you a big clue to what its all about. Or if youve heard friends talk about "that time of the month," you can probably guess that women go through menstruation about every month.

 

A menstrual cycle is the time between the first day of one period and the first day of your next period. The amount of time it takes for menstruation to happen is about a month (the average cycle lasts 28 days). One complete cycle is made up of several phases.

 

You are born with all the eggs youll ever have! Over your lifetime, you will release about 500 mature eggs. The number of eggs that you have depends on your age. The highest number is actually found before you are born!

 

Heres how it happens: 

  • When you were a 20-week-old female fetus (still in your mothers uterus) you had approximately 7 million eggs.
  • At birth, the number decreased to about 2 million.
  • By the time you enter puberty, you have between 300,000 and 500,000 eggs. Only between 400 and 500 will ripen into mature eggs during your life.

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Jessica2276
Jessica2276
Posted April 21, 2014
Just got my first period 4 days ago and im starting to get really bad cramps and feel like im gonna be sick :(
hotpinkcow
hotpinkcow
Posted March 29, 2014
MINE IS STILL IRREGULAR!
puppies101
puppies101
Posted January 13, 2014
TO ilovepumpkinpie! its normal to occasionally miss a period or too especially if your periods are not regular quite yet. but if this continues to happen for longer then you may need to go see a doctor just in case. overall your shouldn't freak out if you miss. hope this helps!
puppies101
puppies101
Posted January 13, 2014
to Mya3234. there is no absolute way to predict when you well start getting your period but there are plenty of signs that you can look for so that you can be prepared, such as discharge. its important to have some pads with you every where your go because your period can come on at any time! hope this Helped! :)
Lalafun13
Lalafun13
Posted March 29, 2014
i just started my period in January and it didn't come in February neither in march...should I tell my doctor that?...please help
Babyteen
Babyteen
Posted March 29, 2014
I haven't got my period yet! I wonder if it sucks or feels normal! I want to know!
cat5601
cat5601
Posted January 01, 2014
omg I have mine right now it sucks! Never wish u had it, ever!
Mya3234
Mya3234
Posted January 03, 2014
Plz tell me when I will get it
Mya3234
Mya3234
Posted January 03, 2014
Plz tell me when I will get it
ilovepumpkinpie
ilovepumpkinpie
Posted January 10, 2014
i am worried because i haven't gotten my period for 2 months and i have had it for over a year should i be worried.
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