The time of teenage truly begins when a girl achieves puberty. Puberty means that the body is transforming from childhood to adulthood slowly. Many changes occur during this time in case of both boys and girls. In case of girls, there are changes like the development of breast, arrival of pubic hair as well as the onset of periods. The arrival of periods usually formally marks the onset of puberty. However, as periods are still considered a taboo issue, many girls fail to get all the information they need about their first periods. So, we are here to tell you everything you need to know about your first period. (Also read: What all you need to know about a menstrual migraine)
Important things you need to know about your first period
- Age of periods
- The flow of periods
- The regularity of the periods
- Pad or tampons or menstrual cup
- Pain during periods
Age of periods
The right age to get a period varies from a girl to girl. It depends on the genetics, hormonal balance, lifestyle etc. However, usually, girls get their periods from 12 to 14 years of age. It must be remembered that it is different for every woman.
The flow of periods
Every woman experiences a different kind of flow during her period. Some have a heavy flow and others have a lighter flow. However, excessive bleeding is not a good sign and you should go for an expert’s idea for it. (Also read: What are the causes of heavy bleeding during periods)
The regularity of the periods
Usually, periods happen after the gap of 28 days. However, right after your first period, you can’t expect to settle into a regular flow right away. Your body needs time to adjust to the new change.
Pad or tampons or menstrual cup
There are many things that can be used for the blood flow during periods. Many girls prefer pads, while other like the tampons. However, it is important to be aware of the pros and cons and the right way to use them.
Pain during periods
It is quite common that girl experience during her first period, many times this happens even after it years. Minor discomfort is quite common but in case of excessive pain consult a medical expert.
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