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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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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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