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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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teenager15

I'm 11 and I'm scared that my period will come!!My mom was 14 when she got it(she's petite) and my sister was 11 to 12 when she got it...should I be worried or do you have any advice?

rosebud luna

Been having cramps lately my supportive friends helping out haven't had my first period yet but will start soon as I'm almost the same age as my mum and sister started theirs

Itsobvious

If you have any questions you should ask Vicki instead of writing a comment

miss sammy

hello IVY if you haven't gotten your period in a year then it most likely wasn't your period because as the womb grows it can realise a little blood however its a very good idea to carry pads around with you. as for the cramps this might be your womb growing wich can feal like cramps xxx

Ivy

Hey! So, I've had my first period when I was 11, I'm 12 now. I started my period in May, and I haven't gotten it again. Anyways. I get stomach pains, and I can't tell if they are cramps or not? If you know the answer... Please tell! xoxo IVY out.

Rosie23541

I am 12 and all my friends have there periods but I don't have mine. I am really skinny,is that a problem?! My mum got her period when she was 13, my sister got hers when she was 14 so is that a clue to when I will get mine?! I am also very nervous !

Lol

I am nervous about my period

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