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So what
are periods?

#periods

Periods are a really positive sign that your body is working correctly and that you’re growing into a young woman.

However, it’s also a really confusing time for some, so we’re here to help you understand what’s happening to you and provide you with some helpful tips and advice.



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know?

#periods

For most, no more than two and a half tablespoons or an egg cup full of blood is released every month.

It’s called ‘a period’ because it’s a period of time in your life when something else happens that would not normally do so.

Menstrual blood isn’t the same as the blood you’ve seen if you’ve cut yourself. Menstrual fluid lines the walls of your womb and is called endometrium. It is a mixture of blood, tissue cells and natural secretions from the vagina and cervix and is not harmful in any way.

Menstrual fluid is not always red in colour. It can vary from very light brown to dark (almost black) red and this is perfectly normal. Some girls notice this lighter colour throughout their period, whilst others experience this lighter colour only on the last couple of days.

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L

I was really worried and felt a little bit left out because lots of my friends got their periods before me. As a child I was always looking up “how to get your period faster” and stuff like that but then I just gave up and waited. Then it came in about 2019 April and I was so happy but I don’t know what I was hyped up for because periods are annoying and hurt. But I think I just wanted that girly title you know? But girls who don’t have it, don’t worry and it will come just be patient and prepared xx

To meow

every month isent it? i think its just random times for about 3 days...?

Reply to pug 65 from puggrl

You can get period tracker apps, clue is best, but there are others as well If you don’t have access to this, write down what date your period started and ended every time you get it. There will probably be a bit of a pattern of when you get you period after you’ve had a few periods you’ll soon get used to your menstrual cycle. Hope this helps from Puggrl Xoxo

Ballet ????

Hey! I am on my #firstperiod and I am sssssooooo excited

Pug 65

How do you track you period

Meow

How often does blood come out?

Rosie

I don't have my period yet but I am really excited to get it is this normal?

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