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Doctor insights on: Girls Period Cycle

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How long is a girls first period?

How long is a girls first period?

Varies: The first period can last less than a day or off and on for a week. Then it may not recur for a month or many months. It takes a while for the cycles, to, regulate, usually up to a year. ...Read more

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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Can all girls get bloated on period?

Can all girls get bloated on period?

Most do.: During menses your body releases prostaglandins a type of chemical that gives you cramps and makes you feel bloated, also during menses your body is naturally retaining water that's another reason for feeling bloated. Ibuprofen, advil, (ibuprofen) Naproxen help with cramps. Use of diuretics to help with bloating is debatable. ...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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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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How come girls crave chocolate on their period?

How come girls crave chocolate on their period?

Serotonin?: Not all women crave chocolate during their period or pre-menstrual period. I am postulating a possible reason. The chocolate (or other high fat or sweet foods) many ^ both endorphin & serotonin levels. This results in the woman feeling slightly better for a while. Another thought is that women can feel miserable at that time & chocolate is a comfort food. ...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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Could a girls period be late if she took plan b?

Could a girls period be late if she took plan b?

Yes it could. : Plan B or any other hormonal drugs (like birth control) can alter menstrual bleeding. Something to keep in mind - not to worry you, but to be thorough - is that it *is* possible the “late” bleeding could indicate pregnancy and that Plan B was ineffective (there’s a small chance of Plan B failure). This should be considered particularly if menstruation is delayed 7 days greater than expected. ...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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At what age do girls generally get their first period?

At what age do girls generally get their first period?

Onset of menses?: Normal” puberty onset can range from ages 8-13 and takes, on average, 1.5-6 years to complete. Good documentation exists to establish that the average age of first menstruation in White U.S. girls has declined by several years, to an average of 13 years of age. It is not usually concerning for a girl not to have her first period until she reaches the age of 16 years. ...Read more

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Will ibprophen make a girls period come sooner or later?

Will ibprophen make a girls period come sooner or later?

No timing effect: This med, like naproxen, is often effective in decreasing menses related cramping as a prostaglandin inhibitor.By decreasing production of this chemical, relates spasms are reduced.It does not affect the timing. ...Read more

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Why do girls have a period long before ready for a baby?

Why do girls have a period long before ready for a baby?

Normal maturity: Whenever a girl reaches maturity, she starts ovulating - if the egg does not fertilize with a sperm to make a baby, the hormonal environment changes and you shed your thickened endometrium (that was prepapred to receive a pregnancy if that occurred). And the whole cycle starts again the following month. ...Read more

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What are some thing that would make a girls period late?

What are some thing that would make a girls period late?

Some reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please describe the normal age for girls to start her first period?

Please describe the normal age for girls to start her first period?

11 to 13 years old: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before you have a period, you will have noticed breast development, pubic hair & white to yellowish vaginal discharge. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody (depressed or anxious). ...Read more

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Can teenage girls or just girls period care if a guy is uncircumcised?

Can teenage girls or just girls period care if a guy is uncircumcised?

Yes: Some do and some don't. It is a personal issue determines more by their own experience and personal values.It is not an issue that comes up in discussion but may be reflected by how their friends view such differences. ...Read more

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Why might it be that some girls/women get period pains but others don't?

Why might it be that some girls/women get period pains but others don't?

Often not known: Some have a high threshold for pain, others don't. Ur correct, some lucky women experience no pain with periods. Very severe menstrual pain can be associated with endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease. Pain is from uterine contractions which which vary in tensity from woman to woman. Possibly severe contractions in some, briefly reduce blood supply to uterine muscle causing increased pain. ...Read more

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How come some young girls start their period when they are six years old?

How come some young girls start their period when they are six years old?

Precocious puberty: By defintiion, menstruating before age 8 is precocious puberty. There are many diffent causes for precocious puberty, some are common and some are not. ...Read more

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Like all girls that have had a period please tell me where to go for help?

Like all girls that have had a period please tell me where to go for help?

Many places: If you want confidential testing or simply want to establish yourself with an ob/gyn, simply call the nearest office and ask what programs are available for your situation. Most offices offer confidential programs for teens, std checks, free pregnancy testing, or simply education services for most patients. If in school, try asking your school nurse, or better yet, your mom-she might surprise you. ...Read more

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Is it true that girls generally stop growing two years after her first period?

Is it true that girls generally stop growing two years after her first period?

Generally, yes.: There is such a wide variation in heights in girls, but generally, by about two years after the first menstrual cycle much of the really rapid growth spurt has occurred. Go to the website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. Click through until you reach the girls' growth chart of the appropriate age. Plot your daughter's height to age, and you can get a close approximation of final height. ...Read more

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Why do 11-year-old girls get their period? Why do they get it at that specific age?

Why do 11-year-old girls get their period? Why do they get it at that specific age?

Confusing question: 1st Menses will generally occur within 3 years of nipple growth, and may be earlier or later than age 11. Delay past 15 is rare. The body develops according to an interplay between the genes that direct the process, the hormones that emerge from the brain and adrenal glands. The exact timing for this process is unpredictable, but the sequence of events is consistent. ...Read more