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When Will I Start My Period?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

When do you think I will start my period, and what do I do if it starts at school?

 

Abby

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Dear Abby,

You will start your period when your body is ready. Most girls start between the ages of 9 and 15. Worrying won’t help you start. Read the information in http://www.beinggirl.com/article/first-periods/ and this should be helpful.

 

Another article worth checking out is http://www.beinggirl.com/article/signs-of-your-first-period.

 

The actual flow of your period doesn't feel like much—most girls can't feel it coming out. When you actually get a period, you may feel some dampness in the lining area of your undies.

 

Having a dark brown menstrual discharge is not unusual. Menstrual blood may 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.

 

Your period will probably not come flowing out heavily immediately from the start. It is more likely that you will notice some dampness or wetness and excuse yourself to the restroom to find that it has begun. You should be carrying your menstrual protection in a backpack or purse, and just take that with you to the bathroom. Changing during class breaks or lunch makes the most sense. If you aren't sure when your period is due, wear an Always pantiliner daily and avoid any accidents. Also, check out the location in your school where emergency menstrual products are kept. Sometimes it is with the school nurse, the health/physical education teacher or even the school secretary.

 

Hope this is helpful,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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AmberIsCurious
AmberIsCurious
Posted July 24, 2014
I haven't started yet. But i'm only 12, so that's normal! It's okay, Abby! my mom started at nine! My best friend's sister is 16 and she started at 14! Your just an unique girl!
Kiya814
Kiya814
Posted May 10, 2014
Know how ya feel my friend started today and she has none of the signs but I do and its kinda weird
Aubz03224363
Aubz03224363
Posted March 29, 2014
I am 13 and still don't have my period, I have had discharge for a year now and have had all the signs that it may be coming soon, but this has been for over a year. I am really starting to worry because all of my friends have it, please help!! - Aubrie
Paige11
Paige11
Posted November 11, 2012
is it bad to use tampons when you dont have your period?? is it bad
ledhead7
ledhead7
Posted April 14, 2014
@Aubz03224363 I have the same name as you! Haha and I have the same problem accept I just turned 14 yesterday so don't worry your not alone??and I know it sucks but every one gets theirs eventually
AnnieF11
AnnieF11
Posted October 18, 2012
i am already on my period i am useing tween they are the best pads yayyyay i love having my periods but i hate the cramps and mood swings casue monday i had started monday but i felt so bad cause i snapped at my bff
kikegirl
kikegirl
Posted September 05, 2012
that was true for me. i got brownish discharge, or let me say a brown period
pocko
pocko
Posted July 12, 2012
i hear you
beazley2003
beazley2003
Posted August 02, 2011
I think the period video was good it help me to understand because am about to start so I,am in a lot of pain.So it help a lot so thank so much.
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