What is a period?

A period is the part of the menstrual cycle when a woman bleeds from her vagina for a few days. For most women this happens every 28 days or so, but it’s common for periods to be more or less frequent than this, ranging from day 21 to day 40 of their menstrual cycle.

When will my period end?

When women are around age 45‒55, they stop having periods (this is called menopause).

When do girls start periods?

Most girls start their periods when they’re about 12, but they can start as early as 8, so it’s important to talk to girls from an early age to make sure they’re prepared.

What happens during a woman’s period?

Menstruation is a woman’s monthly bleeding, often called your “period.” When you menstruate, your body discards the monthly buildup of the lining of your uterus (womb). Menstrual blood and tissue flow from your uterus through the small opening in your cervix and pass out of your body through your vagina.

Is it OK to wear a pad before your period?

Every few hours, take a minute to check on your pad. Change it before it gets too full or starts to smell. You’ll probably want to start out wearing pads when you begin your period, so that you can get in the habit of checking and changing it out. However, you don’t want to wear a pad when you go swimming.

What age do girls start periods?

How long is a girl’s first period?

When you first start having your period, it may last only a few days. Your first few periods may be very light. You may only see a few spots of reddish brown blood. Anywhere from 2 to 7 days is normal.

What is a woman having a period?

A woman’s period (menstruation) is normal vaginal bleeding that is a natural part of a healthy woman’s monthly cycle. Every month, in the years between puberty (typically age 11 to 14) and menopause (typically about age 51), your body readies itself for pregnancy.

Can girl get pregnant if her periods are irregular?

Yes! Any time a girl has unprotected sex, she has the potential to become pregnant. Getting pregnant is related to ovulation — the time that a girl is most fertile and has the highest chance of getting pregnant. A girl with irregular periods still ovulates, just not on a regular, predictable schedule.

What is the meaning of period?

Definition of period. (Entry 1 of 2) 1 : the completion of a cycle, a series of events, or a single action : conclusion. 2a(1) : an utterance from one full stop to another : sentence.

What is a short menstrual period?

Short Menstrual Cycle. A short cycle happens when the menstrual period occurs earlier than the 25 th day. Once a menstrual cycle becomes short, fertility is affected because it lessens the number of days prior to ovulation or when egg cells are developed.

A period is a release of blood from a girl’s uterus, out through her vagina. It is a sign that she is getting close to the end of puberty. There is a lot to learn about periods. Here are some common questions that teens have.

Is a period menstruation?

How long should a period last?

A typical period cycle is 28 days. Menstruation typically lasts two to seven days.

Can your period make you happy?

There is a hormonal reason why you feel more energetic and happy during the first half of your menstrual cycle. The increased level of estradiol alleviates stress and can make you feel inspired. This phase starts on the first day of your period and can last on average for 10 to 14 days.