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I'm only 11, but my mom says I'm going to to get my period soon. I've had cramps fer a couple days now. please help!!! I'm so nervous.
by ysi love on 8/29/2013 10:55:58 AM
by tj99 on 2/1/2013 10:10:35 PM
Um... dont worry. At first periods r soooo light, well at least for most people. When I got mine it was a tiny bit of blood i noticed. also per period on average u lose 2 tbs of blood. only. NOT 5 gallons
by randommmm on 1/7/2013 6:29:01 PM
Wait, when you first get your period does the blood come pouring out in your pants if you don't have a tampon on?
by marylofal16 on 12/13/2012 5:45:37 PM
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by New Girl23 on 11/17/2012 12:05:22 AM
by musicgurl111 on 11/10/2012 11:00:47 PM
by KatieBieber on 10/30/2012 3:57:52 PM
uuuug! everybody at my school thinks just because im short im not going through the same things as them. and im even further than some!
by mamabear162 on 10/29/2012 7:45:51 PM
Hey girly, you're a good friend to care and worry about your BFF. It sounds like she is really overwhelmed and is expressing that in an unhealthy way. This sitch is too big for you and your BFF to handle alone. It's a good idea to talk to a parent or councelor about whats going on. When you talk to a councelor, your friend might be angry at first, but she'll soon realize that you got her help because you care about her. She's lucky to have you. Sometimes being a good friend is tough work. Check out this link if you or your friend need more resources. http://www.girlslife.com/post/2008/08/04/HELP!2.aspx Lauren I.
by swifty#1 on 10/24/2012 1:42:51 AM
So I am ten years old and I'm almost eleven. Last year, I bought the Head To Toe Guide To You book. I started reading the second chapter.- Everything about periods, period plus other down-there details. Then the book started talking about discharge. I had no idea what that was.-But then it says it said: If you haven't gotten your period yet you'll probably start feeling a little bit of dampness down there.- And I had, a couple months before I had read that. Then it said: that's because six months to a year before your first period, girls start to produce vaginal discharge. This is how your body clears dead cells from the vagina to keep you free from infection. The fluid is usually thin and a bit sticky, but can be thick and gooey. And the color is a clear to an off white.-Then I started thinking to myself, that's what I've been having! My mom says she had her first period when she was eleven. So that means I should be getting my first period soon! Yay! Please give advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by mamabear162 on 10/4/2012 12:01:26 PM
im 14 and i got my like 10th period a few weeks ago while i was on my way to tech with my friend.(he is a guy.) he said he thought i was acting weird. lol. so i went to the nurse and she had a whole closet full. so dont worry about getting at school, because nurses, older siblings, or even close classmates with always have your back.
by pupa413 on 10/1/2012 7:14:48 PM
Hey, getting your period is nothing to worry about. Talk to your mom if you are scared. I talked to my mom and it helped me when it happened. Talking to your mom is so helpful. Plus,she will be there to help you.
by glloveer4ever on 10/1/2012 7:03:27 PM
so i got my period in aug on friday 17 at nite and then it stopped that day. then i got my period again on Augs 25th in saturday-sept 1. so i dont know when im going to get my period again so what do i do
by magskelly on 9/21/2012 4:40:30 PM
I had my period for the first day of day of school so i jumped off a bridge and died..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
by cutiepop1234567 on 9/20/2012 4:46:00 PM
keep some panty liners in your locker and if you don't have any just use some toilet paper.
by mikaelaeb on 9/18/2012 8:14:43 PM
by Guitargurll on 9/16/2012 8:41:34 PM
i hate when i think it going to start at school or if it goes through my pants... :/
by KatyMarieLove on 9/15/2012 12:17:31 PM
OMG!!!!! i got mine in 5th grade!!! i noticed that something was wrong the night before but then i just let it go and forgot about... but when i went to school i went to th bathroom and it was a bloody mess!!! thankfully i was wearing black and it surprisingly didnt leak though!! i was WAY to embarrased to go to the nurse so i didnt... did i mention that i was also wearing 3 layers of black?? it really does suck. like it has that smell!! like really people walk in the bathroom and say pee yew whats that smell but then again thats typical 5th graders... now i dont even use school bathrroms wether i have my period or not... u can tell when its coming tho!! u gets cramps or my back starts to really bother me so im prepared... its really not as bad as i was expecting it to be tho!!! so dont let it or the mean girls get to ur head but i think it was really brave of u to send that, i wouldve chickened out
by meggydoo3327 on 9/12/2012 4:33:31 PM
I would have pads in you backpack/locker/gym bag at all times. And if you go to the bathroom
Before school and once at school there is only a slim change tht your period will
Leak through your pants. I was really nervous about my first too, but your first period is pretty light so you probably wont have any embarrassing leaks. Good luck!
by ClaireluvsGL on 9/8/2012 12:54:55 PM
Well I kept a bunch of pads with me when. I also would keep some extra underwear just in case. When I got it I had it at school but never noticed until I came home. Thankfully I wasn't going too much so it didn't bleed through my underwear.
by BabyDahl13 on 9/8/2012 12:32:10 PM
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Is it true that you cant wear a tampon until the 2nd year of your period???
and also, i got my first period last week on monday, so i was wondering when i should wear pads again???
by jellybean411 on 9/5/2012 5:39:01 PM
by Bunnyboo22 on 8/31/2012 6:49:24 PM
by xXMissBehavedXx on 8/28/2012 2:33:19 PM
by maniheartsmakeup22 on 8/27/2012 9:49:29 PM
I am 13 years old almost 14 and i haven't gotten "IT" yet...i play 6 sports and i like to stay moving...my friend tells me the only reason i am super skinny is because i haven't gotten my period yet and my metabolism hasn't slowed down....soo when i get my period will i start to get chubby or bigger???
by alexa365 on 8/26/2012 10:16:32 AM
by carly.13 on 8/24/2012 3:25:32 PM
by carly.13 on 8/24/2012 2:55:23 PM
by taylor6158 on 8/24/2012 12:20:02 PM
For girls who got their period, there is this app called i period, and it can help predict when you will get your next period! So no more freaking out! (;
by brianaangel9 on 8/23/2012 9:43:59 PM
by Sunny4132 on 8/23/2012 5:14:13 PM
by Sunny4132 on 8/23/2012 4:58:10 PM
sorry! but i thought all of this info was obvious and kinda like a whole page of DUH!!
by divasa on 8/23/2012 4:56:35 PM
Ik Im so scared too!
by LouisTomlinsonLover on 8/22/2012 6:13:29 PM
by junior on 8/22/2012 3:34:12 PM
by Jas.cathy on 8/22/2012 3:26:56 PM
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by Eaglette on 8/21/2012 1:22:52 PM
by TresSapphire on 8/20/2012 8:42:28 PM
Hey chica! I wouldn't worry about it. Just focus on soccer and school. I got my first period the first week in eighth grade! I went to the bathroom while we were changing for gym class. Unfortunately for me, it was the beginning of the school year, and I hadn't put any protection in my locker yet. I had to go to the gym teacher(it was a female, thank goodness). So, just have protection everywhere you go, and since it will be your first time, it shouldn't be that heavy. Hope I helped!
by cats-r-the-best on 8/20/2012 5:14:55 PM
by Rainbow♥123 on 8/20/2012 5:11:27 PM
It'll sneak up on ya in the form of immense back pain. Trust me, I should know. That exact thing happened to me!
by peppercyndaquil13 on 8/20/2012 5:00:18 PM
by pottergirl135 on 8/20/2012 12:08:33 PM
I'm about to turn 14 and I think I got my period but I'm not sure. At the very beginning of August I had spotting and cramps for 5 days. The spotting started heavy (like lots of little smears and dots) then got lighter(only one or two dots). The thing is, I've heard periods are sometimes very light for the first time (like just a few spots of blood). This was the first time I ever spotted or cramped. If this was my period then I'm supposed to get it again at the end of the month... And that's the first or second day of school! What do I do? I'm not sure if the blood was enough to be a period. I don't know if this matters, but the blood was all bright red. PLEASE HELP ME ASAP. Thanks!
by purple10115 on 8/19/2012 7:48:59 AM
by LilyBS123 on 8/19/2012 4:55:17 AM
I was really scared that I was gonna have my period during the first week of school. My school starts on Monday but luckily, I got it yesterday. My period usually lasts for 5 days so by Monday, my period should have died down.
I didn't want it on the first day of school because I get bad cramps and I didn't wanna deal with that.
by NJessicaN on 8/18/2012 8:59:37 PM
i where a pad everyday just in case it happens unexpectedly.oh and.... Boy Problems ASAP
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by snagmonkey on 8/18/2012 3:21:52 PM
Same here and I'm going into 10th grade!
by fallsb-ball on 8/18/2012 2:14:17 PM
I got it my first ime at school and it wasn't really a big deal. At lunch i just asked to go to the nurse. There were some boys in her office but she totally played it off like I had to deliver something for her. I love my school nurse!!
by isyrocks on 8/18/2012 1:41:32 PM
by unique730 on 8/18/2012 12:41:02 PM
Hey peaches and raspberries, thanx for your comment chica! Xoxo
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This article is wrong. Not every woman has had a period. And not every person who has had a period is a woman. You are excluding the trans* people. Bleeding from the uterus doesn't determine your gender, thanks. Lynae P.
by peaches and raspberries on 8/18/2012 11:52:53 AM
Hey purple10115, mhmm maybe that was your first period. Well if you do get your period the first week of school just be prepared. Bring tampons or pads and some pain medicine. You can keep this stuff in a small purse and go to the bathroom between classes and on your lunch break. It may even be good to let your teachers know ahead of time you aren't feeling well and will need to go to the bathroom. Hope this helps and hope you have a great first day! Xoxo
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Im 13 (turning 14 in a month) and I have all the signs of getting my period, and im pretty developed. At the beginning of the month I got my first spotting and period cranps ever! But the spotting never really got heavy and never turned into what I thought would be my period. What im wondering is, was that my first period? ive heard that first periods can be really light. The spotting and cramps lasted 5 days, about the length of an actual period. So if that was my period, or even if it wasnt, Im scheduled to get acne and other PMS on August 27 (around them) because my cramps and spotting happened around the time my Mom got her period, and thats when her next one is. The problem is, thats the first week of school! So I might get my period again (if thst was my period) or my first period might come hen! Also the spotting was all red. HELP! Lynae P.
by purple10115 on 8/18/2012 8:31:53 AM
We all have or will get it when we are in a place where and when we dont want it ti happen. We just have to be ready and hopefully we are more regular than irregular with our cycle.
by fashionqn on 8/17/2012 11:26:11 PM
Wow, i havent had mine yet and im in 8th grade now. Weird that it can come at such different times! Sory if TMI
by uniquester on 8/17/2012 8:52:10 PM
by YayaYuiki on 8/17/2012 8:26:39 PM
okay im gonna be completely honest here and tell you that it is NO BIG DEAL! ive gotten surprise attacked multiple times at school and its such a small amount that its hardly noticeable. i didnt notice till like 2 hours later. just relax and it will be okay. bring it in a zip up bag and put it in the inner pocket of your backpack where no one can see it. good luck girl!
~love, a very honest and helpful high schooler(:
by sillygal on 8/17/2012 8:24:55 PM
by cloudyday on 8/17/2012 7:28:27 PM
i got mine ona school day in march during science. i asked to go to the bathroom. since i had no supplies handy, i took toiulet paper and wraped it around the bottom of my underwear. it held for that perios and the next adn i changed when i got home. remember, toilet paper wrapped around bottom of underwear
by N3rdyRand0mn3ss on 8/17/2012 7:12:48 PM
Also if you notice it DO NOT IGNORE IT, get some new clothes, it will save you a ton of embarrassment, one girl in my class had hers and didn't do anything, she let it show...it was bad the boys thought she pooped... Lauren I.
by LLL328 on 8/17/2012 4:37:38 PM
I got mine at a church camp when I was eleven...you'll be okay trust me. Lauren I.
by LLL328 on 8/17/2012 4:36:28 PM
I've gotta say, periods suck. But it sounds like you're tinier, it's no big deal to get it later. Lauren I.
by kenzi143 on 8/17/2012 4:31:25 PM
by georgetownroad on 8/17/2012 4:04:13 PM
I had mine after school (phew!) in grade five. I was earlier than all my friends and they were like, "What do I do when it happens?! I'll be covered with blood!" It was hilarious! They all have theirs now though, and realised how crazy they were being. Lauren I.
by ColosalMascara on 8/17/2012 3:34:40 PM
I would have LOVED to get mine at school! My friends are all guys except for two, and I was at one of my guy friends houses, and I had to go talk to his mom, whom I've known for years! 😳 Lauren I.
by Fmwhitt on 8/17/2012 3:25:39 PM
by -gogreengal- on 8/17/2012 3:24:53 PM
TBH, periods aren't fun. Just a fact of life.
However, we all get 'em, and we all live through 'em. (Even if it's the most you've bled ever)
So don't worry. Just keep a pad or tampon on hand. And change it regularly. P.S.: At school it's much easier, because you always have a set time to do it.
by OMGabi on 8/17/2012 2:42:51 PM
i got my period while spending the night at my grandma's house in 6th grade. i wasn't for sure what it was at first because i could barely see it. it wasn't that heavy but then over the next few days i didn't feel too good and it got heavier. fortunately, mine wasn't too bad. if u don't have any pads with you, stuff your underwear with toilet paper until you can find a pad. works every time;) good luck!
by myfatsquirrel on 8/17/2012 1:56:58 PM
never had a period
by mmk1102 on 8/17/2012 1:56:09 PM
My first period was at an EXTREME awk time.... but it was fine. i got my first when we had just moved from america to switzerland and the day where all the new kids get shown around by students that been there before so the situation was already nervracking awkward by itself and then it came i was going the baathroom during a break and i noticed all this blood! i was too nervous to tell anyone (especially since i didnt know anyone) so i just stuffed my under ware with toilet paper and kept a confident face!!
trust me no matter how aawk the stitch (my friend got hers while swimming and she noticed the blood in the pool, but noone else did!) you WILL BE JUST FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by k4ndyk4ne3 on 8/17/2012 1:13:38 PM
I hate how my school uniform skirts don't have pockets, and how they don't allow us a few minutes to use the restroom inbetween classes. I have to ask during class, go to my locker and hope the teacher doesn't ask why I went to my locker. Then, I shove it in my sweater or my sock as fast as I can and go to the bathroom. And because it's all echoey and girls are always in the bathroom, it embarrasses me sooooo much:/
by alexia_directioner<3 on 8/17/2012 1:13:19 PM
by Icecreamluver on 8/17/2012 1:11:26 PM
I have an irregular period and we cant have purses at my school and i cant put my tampons in my pencilpouch because my BGF has NO idea what a period it and i cant keep him or anybody out of my pencil poych.
-Any advice girls help!!
by hopie1215 on 8/17/2012 12:57:23 PM
Keep one or two pads in your pocket - if you have one, so you won't have to carry a purse around and get questions.
by Sarah510 on 8/17/2012 12:46:31 PM
cheetah#1 and puffinlover99
YOU GUYS! She is trying to feel comforted. "Periods are evil." and "Periods at school are awful!" is not going to help.
by WinnieGirlie on 8/17/2012 12:46:23 PM
Periods are the most evil things in the world. I have a ridiculously heavy period. But I actually find school easier because you don't go anywhere and you have scheduled times to change your tampon.
by puffinlover99 on 8/17/2012 11:54:27 AM
Periods at school are awful.I tried to sneak pads and stuff in at little purse, but people saw it and began asking questions! Oh, glob.
by cheetah#1 on 8/17/2012 11:45:57 AM
I got mine for the first time the summer after 7th grade..I was SO grateful it was summer!! lol I worried about the exact same things!
by maggie183 on 8/17/2012 11:39:17 AM
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