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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:

One breast often grows
before the other...and
even when fully grown,
no two breasts
are identical!

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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

Swimming

Is it normal to be really hormonal???

Confused

Why is my period 2 months lates it’s still pretty new and I’ve never had sex.

Anna

Ok so I started my period today and if you are reading this and haven’t started yet IT IS NOT RED. Usually. It is brown, and don’t worry, you have not pooped your pants.

@debi

Yes u have started

13gj0987

I think I have just started my period but my mum and nanna had really bad stomach pains when they started nut it is worrying me because I didnt get any pain in my stomach but just recently started.

15ef8555

I have just recently started my period and I was on for about 3 or 4 days but then it went off but I have missed a month but have just recently started anything to worry about.

Debi

On the four of May I started noticing brown discharge or like spotting so I asked my friend and she said I started. And now yesterday the 27 of May it has started again but it's much darker and now it's gone lighter. Have I just started my period?? Help please!!

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