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How often does a girl get her menstruation period?

Periods happen about once a month. They last for four to seven days after which there is a pause of about 23 days (three weeks or so) until the next period, although the menstrual cycle varies from one girl to another. In some girls it may be longer or shorter than 28 days or it may be irregular, especially in the first few months after they have started.

It is a good idea to note the days your period occurs in a diary or calendar. This will make it easy to see exactly how many days there are between periods and makes it possible to work out when to expect your next period.

Just as some girls begin puberty earlier or later than others, the same applies to periods. Some girls may start menstruating as early as age 9 or 10, but others may not get their first period until later in their teens. The amount of time between a girl's periods is called her menstrual cycle (the cycle is counted from the start of one period to the start of the next). Some girls will find that their menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, whereas others might have a 24-day cycle, a 30-day cycle, or even a 35-day cycle.

Irregular periods are common in girls who are just beginning to menstruate. It may take the body a while to sort out all the changes going on, so a girl may have a 28-day cycle for 2 months, then miss a month or have two periods with hardly any time in between them, for example. Usually, after a number of months, the menstrual cycle will become more regular. Many women continue to have irregular periods into adulthood, though.

As a girl gets older and her periods settle down - or she gets more used to her own unique cycle - she will probably find that she can predict when her period will come.

More information on menstruation

What is menstruation? - Menstruation is a woman's monthly bleeding. Menstruation is a very complicated process involving many different hormones, the woman's sex organs and the brain.
What is a normal menstrual cycle? - The menstrual cycle is a term used to describe the sequence of events that occur within a womenĄŻs body as it prepares for the possibility of pregnancy each month.
At what age does menstruation typically begin? - Girls start menstruating at the average age of 12. However, girls can begin menstruating as early as 8 years of age or as late as 16 years of age.
How often does a girl get her menstruation period? - Menstruation period happen about once a month. They last for four to seven days after which there is a pause of about 23 days (three weeks or so) until the next period.
How long does a woman have periods? - Women usually continue having periods until menopause. Menopause occurs around the age of 51, on average. The second part (from ovulation to onset of bleeding) is almost always 14 days long.
What kinds of problems do women have with their periods? - Women can have various kinds of problems with their periods, including pain, heavy bleeding, and skipped periods.
How often should I change my pad/tampon? - Sanitary napkins (pads) should be changed as often as necessary, before the pad is soaked with menstrual flow. Tampons should be changed often (at least every 4-8 hours).
What is amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)? - Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation. There are two categories: primary amenorrhea and secondary amenorrhea.
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