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Doctor insights on: Girls Having Their First Period

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Do girls stop growing after their first period?

Do girls stop growing after their first period?

Menses + 2.5inches: The process is a bit variable but most girls will grow about 2.5 inches (5cm) taller after their first menses. Some get there quicker than others. For most this is 15-16. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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When do girls get their first period?

When do girls get their first period?

Different for all: Puberty changes can start from 10-14 years old - average for females is 12. General rule of thumb is first menstruation approximately 2 years after breast budding. http://www.webmd.com/children/early-puberty-10/slideshow-puberty-stages ...Read more

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When do girls usually start their second period?

When do girls usually start their second period?

Variable: When girls start having periods they can be very irregular for the first 1 to 2 years. ...Read more

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What age do most girls have their first period?

What age do most girls have their first period?

Varies, average 12yo: The start of cycles is called menarche.Girls experience menarche at different ages. Factors such as race, stress, diet, genetics and weight (bmi) are all factors involved. The average age of menarche is about 12.5 years in the usa. If no cycle beyond 16 years of age, the delay is referred to as primary amenorrhea.This requires an evaluation of anatomy as well as hormonal blood tests. ...Read more

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Why do women bleed after having finished their periods?

Why do women bleed after having finished their periods?

Various causes: Sometimes the persistent bleeding is the result of the period when the blood has just clotted inside the uterus and slowly breaks down and is release after the usual period. Sometimes the bleeding is a result of an abnormality such as polyps, fibroids, infection, trauma, or cancer. If it persists a doctor should be consulted. ...Read more

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Is that normal for a girl had their period earlier after her first sex?

Is that normal for a girl had their period earlier after her first sex?

Yes: First of all young girls tend to have irregular periods. Also, sex may stimulate uterine contractions and as a result period may occur a little earlier than would be expected. ...Read more

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Do women get cramps 10 days before their expected period?

Do women get cramps 10 days before their expected period?

Some do - PMS.: Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbations of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Can women that start their period late start menopause early?

Can women that start their period late start menopause early?

No.: If you are worried about going into menopause early, you can have a pelvic ultrasound done to evaluate your "follicle count.". ...Read more

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For what reasons do women experience spotting before their period?

For what reasons do women experience spotting before their period?

Breakthrough bleed: Many kinds of breathrough bleeding can occur. Spotting right before a period is usally Progesterone breakthrough; mid-cycle spotting is often estrogen breakthrough. ...Read more

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Are girls finished growing when they start their periods?

Are girls finished growing when they start their periods?

No: The process is a bit variable but most girls will get about 2.5 inches (5cm) taller after their first menses. Some get there quicker than others. ...Read more

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Chances of pregnancy with heavy period and sex just first day period ?

Chances of pregnancy with heavy period and sex just first day period ?

VERY Slim!: You ovulate 14 days before your period, which is usually mid cycle in most women. Having sex on the first day of your true period would not cause you to get pregnant. You are most likely to get pregnant when you are ovulating and have unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Do most women ovulate about 16 days after the first day of their period?

Do most women ovulate about 16 days after the first day of their period?

Sort of: People usually ovulate 14 days later which give most people a 28 day cycle. ...Read more

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First period after childbirth 6weeks after delivery now my second period is late? Normally before pregnancy periods were regular help would be good ta

First period after childbirth 6weeks after delivery now my second period is late? Normally before pregnancy periods were regular help would be good ta

Take preg test: to be sure, you are not pregnant. Assuming you are not breast feeding, after delivery it can take a few months for your cycles to become regular again. ...Read more

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Getting ready for young girls period ?

Getting ready for young girls period ?

Period: I would explain the changes in puberty that she will go through and show her the items she will need to take care of her periods. ...Read more

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I see women asking how to delay their periods for a week. What did women do before the age of hormone pills, if their periods came on wedding days?

I see women asking how to delay their periods for a week. What did women do before the age of hormone pills, if their periods came on wedding days?

Nothing: Menses are a normal female condition and often associated with painful cramps, which are normal also. Unfortunately, this phenomenon has been used, over the centuries, to stigmatize and shame women. I believe that disrespect and inattention that women often receive when they complain of any pain is associated with these cultural stigmatizations. ...Read more

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Why do women confuse pregnancy spotting with their periods?

Why do women confuse pregnancy spotting with their periods?

Common: The "pregnancy spotting" is implantation bleeding and it usually happens about the time the period is due. That makes it common for a woman that does not suspect a pregnancy to think her period is starting. ...Read more

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Started menstrual cycle about three days before my eleventh birthday, around what age will i begin experiencing menopause?

Hard to know: The average age of menopause (meaning the period stops) is about age 51, but it can occur any time from age 40 to age 55. The time when you will go through menopause is highly variable, depending on your general state of health, whether you smoke, your weight. When you started your periods is not a good predictor of when menopause will come. ...Read more