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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:

78% of girls admit feeling
worried about
starting their period

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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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Reply to ava

Idk if you will see this but chances are it was 💗

Hope

I just started my period and I’m scared to tell my mom what should I do

LJJazzyGirl

I want to tell my friend i started my period but i dont know how to can u help me

G

I just started my period and I’ve already gone through four pads is that normal

Svetlana

My stomach hurts.. is this normal..?

aniya

thank i just needed some help

Unknown girl

This is a question. Can your first period be reddish brown or is that something to be concerned about?

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