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I’ve just
started
my period

#help, #periods

That's great! It's a sign you're becoming a young woman. Lots of girls start off using pads. Ask your mum, sister or aunt for some so you’re always prepared. Before you go to bed, you may want to switch to specially designed night time pads that'll give you a little bit more protection until you wake up the next morning.
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How long will it last?

#periods

Your period is likely to last for about 2 - 5 days (but could be up to 10).

DID YOU KNOW:

Drinking
coffee may
increase PMS

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When will
I get the
next one?

Once you're in a regular pattern, it'll arrive between 21 - 34 days later. But to start off with, it could take longer than that. It can take your body between 12 - 18 months to fall into its own regular pattern.

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Comments

Yady

I just had my period today at school and I'm worried about cramps or any pain! Please tell me more advice about periods.. thank you!

Kate

I think I started my period but I'm not sure. I got home from school and then I found a big patch of brownish red blood. (I think..) Please help!

Rosie

Hi! I started my period yesterday (16-4-18) and i haven't had any sort of cramps yet, when should i expect them, im so worried!

H3ll0

I started my first period today 16th April 2018, it is more of a brown colour however when it first came out it was more red. Luckily I was at home when it happened and I'm prepared for school tomorrow. I'd like to thank everyone here for their support and help as it has been really useful recently. Thx F x

Clomonster3

I just started my period today and I seriously dont want to tell my mom! I am also so nervous!!! 4-14-18

Caity

Th for the tips and notes they will come in very handy

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I started my period last year in February and I haven't had it, like really had it until this week, is this normal and has anyone got any tips and is it normal that it feels like I'm peeing my self when I'm on it... and I don't like talking about it. I'm really awkward like that... Sorry I'm rambling, I'm just curious. Sorry.

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