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When Will I Get My First Period?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I haven't started my period yet. I am scared that I won't ever start. A lot of my friends have started. I'm afraid I'll start at school. What should I do?

 

Jada

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Dear Jada,

Every girl has her own unique internal timetable. Most girls begin their periods between ages 9 and 15. During the year or two before your first period (menstruation) starts, physical changes begin to happen. Most girls will start their first period 2–2 ½ years after breast development starts. (Remember this is a range, you could start before or after this.) You will know you are closer when you begin to notice a thick, white mucous discharge. This comes from the vagina, the same opening menstrual flow will leave your body through.

 

http://www.beinggirl.com/my-period/first-period/ is a page with links to articles you may helpful as you anticipate your first period.

 

The actual flow of your period doesn't feel like much—you usually can't feel it coming out. When you actually get your period, you may feel some dampness in the crotch area—this is probably a small amount of blood on your underwear.

 

Menstrual blood can be red, pink or brown. Often girls aren't aware of this when they first start and don't even know they are menstruating when in fact they are.

 

Hope this eases your mind,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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prettyprincess125
prettyprincess125
Posted August 25, 2014
I haven't had my period yet but I don't know why but I want my period badly
Cheer386
Cheer386
Posted August 02, 2014
Hi,ive been having discharge for a while now, my breast are growing,and i have hair under my arms and the pubic area, i use nair or have to shave at leadt every other week. I was wondering if u could give me A clue when i will start my period
ChristinaPippas90
ChristinaPippas90
Posted October 23, 2013
To: Kelsi Dayne. it is actually spelled "Virginity". but the word determines weither or not you have had sexual intercourse. if you are a virgin, this means that you have not had sex before.
Stuffty
Stuffty
Posted April 06, 2014
I've had discharge for about 2 months now and hair down there but not in my pits and I've been having cramps plus just today I felt something down there and there was something like gooey and my problem is I have red underwear so I don't know what it is :/ what do I do?
bribri2002
bribri2002
Posted December 19, 2013
I just started my period depending on your body it wont be that heavy again depending on your body. You will probaly see either brown or red blood. if you see brown blood DONT WORRY ITS JUST dried blood. Hope this helps.
bribri2002
bribri2002
Posted December 19, 2013
and discharge maybe white or brown
Kelsi Dayne
Kelsi Dayne
Posted October 14, 2013
I have searched and searched!! Someone please tell me what "Vaginity" means.
PinkiePieFan
PinkiePieFan
Posted October 14, 2013
I haven't goy mine yet
meissoawesome3
meissoawesome3
Posted October 09, 2013
I have had discharge for a year and a couple of months when will i start my period?
Carrie.Hachman
Carrie.Hachman
Posted October 23, 2013
I havent got mine but I really have a question, How does discharge look?
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