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Added November 26, 2013

Signs Of Your First Period: When Will I Get It?

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I'm waiting...signs of your first period

 

How old should I be when I get my first period?
Some girls get their first period at 8 or 9, and some don't get it until they're 15 or 16. The average age is 12 or 13. The best way to figure out that you may start menstruating is to look for other signs of development, and ask your mother or older sister when they started.

 

If my mother started menstruating when she was 15, will I start then too?
Most likely you will. There is scientific evidence that show genetic factors to be a very important influence on the onset age of menstruation.

 

Why didn't I get my period yet?
Everyone has her own "biological clock" and yours is different from everyone else's. So even if you feel like you'll never get your period, don't worry, you will!

 

How do you know when your first period is coming?
Look for signs of your first period. First, your breasts may start to get bigger, hair may start to grow in the pubic area (between your legs) and, a little later, in your armpits. During this time you may notice a whitish discharge from your vagina. This is normal (and it's not urine, which comes from your urethra). A few months after that, you'll probably get your first period. When it actually begins, you might feel dampness on your underwear which is probably a few drops of blood.

 

 

How long does a period last?
It's different for everybody. Some girls menstruate for only 3 days, and some for as long as 7 or 8. The average is about 45 days.

 

What if a girl never gets her period?
Girls who reach the age 16 without menstruating may have primary amenorrhea (lack of menstrual flow). Primary amenorrhea requires careful medical testing, diagnosis, and therapy, so we suggest that you consult your family doctor.

 

When does a woman stop menstruating?
Women get periods until menopause, which is when menstruation and the ability to have children stops. In most women, it usually happens in their late 40s or early 50s. But menopause can happen earlier or later than that. Some women may stop menstruation by the time they're 35, and others not until the late 50s.

 

Is there any way to stop periods from coming?
Menstrual flow is the result of hormonal action. Therefore, there is no medically safe way to stop menstruation or control the amount of flow.

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Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted April 21, 2014
To Stareyes2002 and Chachalalaha12! There is nothing to be scared, afraid, embarrassed or upset about. There will be only girls in the restrooms and locker room. Every girl is different. I didn't start until I was 15 1/2. Only "Mother Nature" knows for sure. "Always expect the unexpected." Check yourself each time you use the restroom. Start carrying 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, an extra pair of panties, etc. Keep some supplies in your locker. If you forget your supplies you can ask your friends, any female teacher, the school nurse or the school office. 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 have any more questions, just ask.
lovenovela
lovenovela
Posted April 21, 2014
I think that every girl is different with their period because mother nature determines when you have your period.I already had mine last month and at the beginning of this month.So I might get mine soon.
SportsLover546
SportsLover546
Posted April 07, 2014
Cloecandy8- do u have a phone? U could text your mom, tell her straightforward to get it over with, or any way u feel comfortable with.
trintrin94156
trintrin94156
Posted April 19, 2014
Ok i started my first period yesterday around 9:00 p.m. how long will my period last???
latina_chick
latina_chick
Posted April 21, 2014
I really hate puberty lol
Stareyes2002
Stareyes2002
Posted April 19, 2014
I am scared and confused my mom got her period at 13 I'm 12 but I have been going through puberty for 2 years is that normal I have symptoms help me
Chachalalaha12
Chachalalaha12
Posted April 06, 2014
I'm so ready to get my period. I have all the symptoms but I haven't got my period yet.
Chachalalaha12
Chachalalaha12
Posted April 06, 2014
I am so ready to get my period. My mom was a late bloomer and got her period when she was 16. But I'm early for puberty do u think that I'm going get my period when I'm 15 or earlier than that. Please comment!! ??
CuriousCat
CuriousCat
Posted April 06, 2014
This was very helpful :) thanks !!
Chloecandy8
Chloecandy8
Posted April 06, 2014
I have good news and bad news.. Good is I just got my period a few minutes ago bad is I don't know how to tell my mom
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