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I’ve just
started
my period

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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?

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

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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

Jimmybobdooda

Lol I don’t like it I hate changing pads at school and I’m not used to them so it’s uncomfortable

Elle

I am having erratic periods and it is NOT fun :P

CJ

So I just started my period. It is so strange trying to sleep with pads. Let me tell you, right now before 2 hrs ago I barely knew what that was. I thought I was legit dying and screamed!🤣

lills

i started my period yesterday and it was quite light but then today it’s very heavy and have to keep changing my pad everytime i go to the toilet

rose

Ive just started my period today

Madison

Ive just started my period and im bleeding pretty bad but my mum is asleep so i cant tell her. I also have pretty bad cramps...

Jayden

Hey, I'm 13 i was having cramps for a month and i grown 3 inches in the past 6 months so i told my mom and my sister they said you're about to start getting your period, today i was doing those when i get my first period quiz then i felt i need to use the wc i went to wc and boom i have started it i yelled mom and she came in i told her she huged me after i came out

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