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My Period

Menstruation & Your Cycle

Not a Bike...Info on the OTHER Kind of Cycle.

How often do periods come?
your period can vary from 20–35 days and still be normal. The average is about every 28 days.

How do use a calendar to figure out when your period?
It is a good idea to keep a record of your period . To do this, just circle the days you menstruate on a calendar. Do this every time you get your period. After a few periods, you’ll see a pattern forming, so you’ll know how long each of your cycles will be, how long your period lasts, and when it will come again. If you are worried that your period may start unexpectedly, try wearing an Always pantiliner for reassurance.

Why do some girls have irregular periods?
First, we’ll define what’s regular. Women can have their periods every 20–35 days. Twenty-eight days is the average. When you first start menstruating, the cycle could be irregular—starting, stopping, and starting again. You could have one period and then wait six months for the next one! This isn’t unusual. Until your body adjusts to your cycle, your period may be unpredictable. But after that, it should regulate itself. If not, see your doctor.

Once your period is regular you could still have cycle changes caused by hormones. Also stress, emotions, sudden life-style change, and even some medications could affect your period .

Can birth control pills affect your flow, and how?
The amount of flow usually changes when birth control pills are used. Most women who notice a change find that their flow decreases rather than increases.

Can losing a lot a weight cause a menstrual period to change?
It’s possible. Some women have noticed that a loss of weight alters your period.

Is it true that stress can affect my period?
Yes. Your period can be affected by your emotions or changes in routine, like taking a trip or preparing for a test. If your period continues to be irregular (and you’ve been getting your period  for more than a year) you should see your doctor.

Does diet affect menstruation?
Nutrition is necessary for growth and general good health, so the better balanced and healthier your diet, the better you’ll feel. Just before your period, you may want to avoid caffeine, salt, and carbonated drinks—especially diet sodas. Some women find that these foods contribute more to uncomfortable premenstrual symptoms.

Use the period predictor to learn more about your individual cycle:

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Remember, dates are approximate. Your menstrual cycle will shift here and there. Come back and update your days if you want to keep it super accurate!
What day did your last period start?
How many days between the first day of your last period and the first day of your next?

(This is your cycle!)

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Posted July 20, 2013
@Roseypie I know how you feel...
Posted April 01, 2013
madisonlol1 ,yes that is normal when your blood comes from you vaginia your going to be wet so make sure you wear a pad.and yes you will have pain and cramp and maybe feel a little be of nashea that's normal!
Posted March 05, 2013
I used to be very regular, like for two years every month. I never skipped. Now I skip every other month. I guess it is because of stress. But I hate how your first thought is always if your pregnant or not. Even if you hadn't had sex. Well that always happens to me. Does anyone else yell eff you at the people on TV that say "have a happy period" I really hate those people.
Posted February 25, 2013
I am so relieved with this website because I am clueless when it comes to my period!!!!!!
Posted April 01, 2013
smart blonde 711 might be strange to some people.but i dont think it is because before i started mine i was wondering when i will get it and will it be a good thing.Well it just a part of your body showing you its maturing. p.s. dont forget your period not always the best thing you might been in pain,feel bad,and have mood swings.
Posted February 17, 2013
my period cycle is amazing! so many people are synced with me- my bffs, my mom, my 4 sisters, and my boyfriend even pmss sometimes! lol Thanks beinggirl! <3
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Posted December 05, 2012
yell4340 if your sore in the chest that just means your devoping that usally means your boobs are growing it doesnt necasserly mean ur gonna get ur period but u never know but u dont have to be big in the chest to start your period
Posted November 04, 2012
when i stared my period, i had horrible cramps and i felt like i wet myself. is then normal?
Posted October 29, 2012
Ian a dick welding dude and I got my go pregers
Posted February 17, 2013
For all you girls that wish you had your period it's horrible
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