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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!
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What day did your last period start?
   
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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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How long do your periods last?
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Babygirl121212xd
Babygirl121212xd
Posted September 18, 2014
Having a period sucks I just got my period last month Even at school the other girls give me a strange Look like I'm weird! I kinda hate it and love it. at the same time! I love it because to relax! :) :(
panda91003
panda91003
Posted September 07, 2014
Im eleven and I want my period so bad
Callmechey
Callmechey
Posted July 24, 2014
I think I just had my first period ? I know your first period can be very light, that's how mine is! It ranges from light pink, to dark brown,to pure red. I've been having cramps Bach aches and if you touch my twislers I will cut your fingers off then shove them down your throat ^^ -_- is this spotting or first period? {it soaks though a panty linnet but does nothing on a pad!
buggylou862
buggylou862
Posted June 18, 2014
Well, about ten months ago, I got my first period. But, I haven't had one since! I understand that you may skip a couple months your first year but, is ten months regular? HELP!!
lovbeingagirl
lovbeingagirl
Posted July 29, 2014
Hhhhhhmmmm if we were like boys worry free all month. Not worrying about periods.
remanem1
remanem1
Posted June 23, 2014
@buggylou862 that is not ok to not have it every month or two. Maybe it wasn't your period so be sure to get ready for it! If it was for sure your period then you should talk to your doctor about it.
0xBreathx0
0xBreathx0
Posted July 20, 2013
@Roseypie I know how you feel...
lilyluv75
lilyluv75
Posted May 08, 2014
I have to go on a vacation with my dad in a few weeks and I have all the signs you are going to start your period! im scared I will start there. if I do who should I tell? my step mom, my step sister who is 16 or my real sister? I really don't want to tell my dad!! but who should I tell??
Nene_mizzyellabone
Nene_mizzyellabone
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!
Nene_mizzyellabone
Nene_mizzyellabone
Posted April 01, 2013
smart blonde 711 ...it 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.
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