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Can anyone write down all the signs/symptoms a girl has before they get their first period?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Breast development, pubic hair, and growth spurt precedes the menarche, the first menstruation.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

When should a girl get her first period? What age, on average?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies: The common range is 11-13 with some earlier and later. Later than 15 occurs on occasion but i would do a workup on that one for delay.It usually happens about 2.5 years after breast buds begin to show.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are all the signs that you might get your first period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Menarche: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody.

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