How long will it last and how much blood will I lose?
Just like everyone has a different face and height, all girls are different when it comes to their periods. But it's good to have some idea about periods so you have a better understanding about your body.
How long will it last?
Menstrual bleeding lasts for several days. While the duration varies from one person to another, your period can last between four and seven days. Your first period may not last that long. Your period may last longer or be shorter depending on your physical and psychological condition.
How much blood will I lose?
Bleeding is normally the heaviest on the second day and starts to get lighter afterwards during a period that last from four to seven days. There are different types of feminine sanitary products to choose from depending on your plan for the day or how much you are bleeding.
What happens when I get a period?
Your abdomen may feel heavy or your breasts may feel tense during your period. You may also have some abdominal pain known as menstrual cramps. Cramps can happen when your uterus contracts in order to push the menstrual blood out of your body. Warming your belly or doing some light exercises can help ease the pain.
You might be wondering along the lines of how long or how much, but there's no exact answer when it comes to a period. Your period may be different from others but that's nothing to worry about. If you do have any concerns, talk to your parents, guardians or school nurse.
I understand that everyone is different when it comes to how long a period lasts or how much blood will be lost. I shouldn't worry even if my period is different from my friends. That's why learning about periods is important. Will I always get a period every month? Does that also vary from one person to another?