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Six top tips for dealing with period pain

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For the first few days of your period, and sometimes up to a week before, you may get uncomfortable tummy pains. This is called period pain or period cramps and you get it in your lower back, abdomen and groin area.

Most girls experience this at some point in their lives and it can be very different for everyone. It can make you feel miserable, not to mention a little moody(!) so here are a few tips to help you feel better.

Get out and about – any kind of movement can actually make you feel good.

If that doesn’t float your boat, run yourself a warm bath as this can help your body relax and ease the pain.

A hot water bottle can do the trick too.

Constipation (pain when releasing waste food) can make period pain worse, so make sure you eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to avoid this happening.

Drink plenty of water too as this helps keep your body hydrated.

If it’s really bad, ask an adult for pain killers as this may take away most of the pain. Just remember that any kind of medication you take should only be taken under adult supervision

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Banana

I had cramps just under my ribs. Is that normal?

Random

Thanks. I have not had my period but this is still helpful.

Greta

It helpt me so muts😊😊

Reply to Non period girl

Dw I was excited too (I'm on my 3rd) but u may have a while to wait cause the average age is 12-13 but also there's not that much 2 be excited about so don't overreact. :)

The non-period girl

I've not started my period yet but I really want to. I've learned so much that I'm actually excited now but ive not even had discharge or my breasts aren't growing that much. That are a bit swollen though. Please give me some advice of when I'm due to expect things like that. (P.s. I'm 10) Thanks! ;D

mills101

i think that this will really help me and my friend Paige as we haven`t started out periods and i think this will really help people in the future.

Emilie SB

Someone help, my cramps r hell and I’ve tried everything, even the doctors, and today my male history teacher kept staring at me in class when I kept gripping hold of my stomach. Xx

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