How long does a period usually last for a 11 year old?
So your cycle will probably be normal for you even if it is 21 days long, or 35 days! 'Day 1' of a cycle is the first day of bleeding, the first day of a period. This bleeding is called menstruation. On average, when periods have become regular, this bleeding lasts for about 5 days.
Normal flow may last from 2-8 days and range from light to heavy. Bleeding which occurs between periods may signal a medical problem, especially in women over 40. Menstrual bleeding which is more than 8-10 days long or very heavy or painful bleeding as these symptoms may also signal a medical problem.
- Normal flow may last from 2-8 days and range from light to heavy. Bleeding which occurs between periods may signal a medical problem, especially in women over 40. Menstrual bleeding which is more than 8-10 days long or very heavy or painful bleeding as these symptoms may also signal a medical problem.
- In most cases, brown blood during your period is normal. The color and consistency of blood can change throughout your menstrual cycle. However, near the end of your cycle, the discharged blood is older and can be discolored. Sometimes, spotting or brown discharge occurs in the middle of your cycle, during ovulation.
- Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. Although heavy menstrual bleeding is a common concern, most women don't experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia.
Some of the most common PMS symptoms are:
- Cramps (pain in your lower belly or lower back)
- Bloating (when your belly feels puffy)
- Breakouts (getting pimples)
- Sore breasts.
- Feeling tired.
- Mood swings (when your emotions change quickly or you feel sad, angry, or anxious)
- Growing pubic hair: Just after your breasts start to form, you'll probably start growing pubic hair. It will be soft and thin at first, but it'll get coarser over time. Your period usually arrives around one to two years after.
- Method 1 Talking to Your Mom
- Start a conversation with your mom. Approach your mother and simply state, "I started my period."
- Connect to her as a female. Remember, your mom has gone through this too.
- Write a note.
- Show her your underwear.
- Wait a while to be sure.
- Talk to someone you can trust.
- Vaginal discharge is normal and varies during your menstrual cycle. Before ovulation (the release of the egg), there is a lot of mucous produced, up to 30 times more than after ovulation. It is also more watery and elastic during that phase of your cycle. You may want to wear panty liners during that time.
The first period often is very heavy and painful. Ovulation, or the process of making an egg, helps make a “normal” period. Unfortunately, many girls do not ovulate in the beginning, resulting in heavy bleeding. Some girls also may have a bleeding problem that shows up when they start having periods.
- A girl's first period is usually very light, with sometimes only spotting or very little blood. The typical menstrual cycle is 28 days long, but periods are often irregular during the first few years of menstruation.
- On your heavier days, you may need a more absorbent pad and on our lighter flow days a less absorbent one will do. No matter how heavy your flow is though, you should change your pad at least every 3 or 4 hours so you don't end up with an odor from bacteria that can grow in the blood. Yuck! As often as you need to.
- About 2 to 2½ years after a girl's breasts begin to develop, she usually gets her first menstrual period. About 6 months or so before getting her first period, a girl might notice an increased amount of clear vaginal discharge.
Updated: 29th September 2018