My Period How much blood do I lose during my period? On average a woman loses 3 - 5 tablespoons of blood and tissue during her period. Sister Burgie Why does my period not come on the same date every month? Should I be worried? No, you don't need to worry!
This is because periods come in cycles — a cycle is from the first day of one period to the first day of the next period — and not strictly months. A cycle is usually about 28 days, but because they are controlled by hormones, emotions, diet, health and life-style, they can be shorter 21 days or longer sometimes up to 90 days. This means that your period can come earlier or later than you expected. I get my period twice a month, is that normal? If you have a period at the beginning of the month, and another towards the end of the month, this simply means that you have a short cycle.
A cycle is from the first day of one period to the first day of your next period. If you ovulate early in the cycle, you will have your period earlier. If you ovulate later, your period will start later. This is quite normal and nothing to worry about! Can I have sex during my period? Married women having sex during a period is a personal choice. Carries the risk of pregnancy if she has a short cycle. Carries a huge risk of sexually transmitted infections because of the blood environment of the vagina.
Why do girls have periods? We have all the qualities of a man but with something extra — an organ the size of your fist that prepares for a baby, then s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s with a growing baby for 9 months! Nature and modern living clash a bit here because when a young girl starts to have her periods; it means that she is preparing an egg and her womb for a pregnancy! Think of it this way — menstruation is a celebration of your womanhood — and this bleeding lets you know that your body is working the way it should be!
I usually skip a month before my next period, is that normal? It sounds as though you are having longer cycles — a cycle is from the first day of one period to the first day of your next period. When this happens, periods come later. If a woman is not sexually active, she does not have to worry if her period comes later. Other causes of delayed ovulation are: Extreme dieting anorexia 4. Can I go swimming during my period?
Of course you can go swimming during your period! Just make sure you wear a tampon and not a pad! Will I lose my virginity if I wear a tampon? Having sex is the only way to lose your virginity. Your choice of period protection has no affect at all, so there's no reason why you should not use tampons before you're sexually active. When I am on my period, can I be around boys? Yes you can be around boys when you are having a period.
What's the appropriate age to start menstruation? Starting menstruation can be anytime from the age of 8 to 18! It all depends on our life-style and genetic make-up. A girl who starts to develop breasts when she is younger is more likely to start her periods when she is younger.
Interesting fact — girls who start their periods younger tend to stop having their periods when they are older than What should I do when I get my period for the first time? Attach the pad to the gusset of the panty. Change your pad at least every 4 hours. Wrap the used pad with toilet paper or in the packet provided.
Carry on with the day as though nothing is happening! My sister is She had a "one day" period this month. Should she be worried? If this has not happened to your sister before and she had sex about two weeks before this one-day-period, one explanation could be that she is pregnant.
When the fertilized egg burrows into the lining of the womb called the endometrium that becomes a period it can cause a slight bleed. Women think that this is a period when in fact she is pregnant. I would suggest that she buys herself a home pregnancy-test kit. I hope this advice helps. What happens if I have unprotected sex pull out method days before my period? BUT unprotected sex leaves you open and vulnerable to some 35 sexually transmitted infections.
NOT a good idea ….!!! My breasts always hurt right before my period, why? Breast changes begin mid-cycle when her hormone levels are high.
Then just before her period, low hormonal levels trigger menstruation. Make sure you wear a well-supporting, comfortable bra during this time. What causes a heavy flow? For some women a heavy flow is in their genes - in other words, her Mom may have had heavy periods. Some women have heavier periods when they have more fatty tissue to store the hormone called oestrogen.
Oestrogen is the hormone that helps the lining of the womb to grow. If a period comes late, the flow may be heavier. What does it mean when a female gets her periods before her usual time?
Having a period earlier is not a problem — it simply means that you have had a shorter cycle. A cycle is from the first day of one period to the first day of your next period — the average number of days is usually 28 sometimes cycles are shorter — sometimes they are longer and this is normal. This is nothing to worry about!
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