5 Ways to make sure you don’t get stained

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Period stains can be embarrassing.

Here are 5 ways to avoid it happening to you.

Have a calendar One way to avoid stains is to know when your period is coming. Get a calendar and mark the first day of your period. Mark every day that you see your period. Do the same on your next period. After about 3-4 months of doing this, count the days between the first day of one period and the first day of the next. You should find it is usually the same number of days between periods. This is called your menstrual cycle.
For example, Ngozi counted that it is usually 26 days between the first day of one period and the first day of the next period. When her period started this month, she counted 26 days on her calendar. The 26th day is the day her next period will start. You may find that yours is 26 days like Ngozi or it could be 28 days or 30 days. Whatever number you get is what you should use to know when your next period will start.

Listen to your body Every girl’s body is different. Some girls get pimples before their period. Some have stomach ache or mood changes. When your next period comes, think about what happened just before. What did you notice? The next time you feel these things, you know your period might be on the way.

Cover up properly Whether you are using a sanitary pad or a cloth, make sure it fully covers the bleeding area. Place whatever you are using properly on your pants to make sure it doesn’t move too much when you walk around.

Change regularly Change your sanitary pads or the cloth you use early, before it gets soaked. To be safe, change every 6 hours. Remember though, if you feel wet, you should change.

Have a back up Make sure you have some sanitary pads or cloths in your bag when stepping out of your home. This way you can avoid getting stained while you’re out.

Does your period not come on-time or are your experiencing heavy flows? You might want to speak to a trusted adult or health worker about this.

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Fola

Whenever someone around me is on their period and i know, it usually triggers mine also

June 25, 2022, 3:56 p.m.

Bayley

Is it normal, that I don't see my period the date it is supposed to come?

April 29, 2022, 1:49 p.m.

Vincent2022

I have question to ask, you know sometimes the date change, so it come unexpected.

April 29, 2022, 1:26 p.m.

Heavy flows

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Evaberry! If you're having heavy flows, you could try changing your pad every 5hours.

am sorry to bring this up is it right to see my period in different date in a month like 15 then nest month 18

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Franca! Thanks for opening up to ask this question. You don't have to be sorry, your questions are always welcome. Some people see their periods twice a month because menstrual circle is from 21 days to 35 days (depending on the individual). Some also get their periods 13 times a month instead of the regular 12 times (once a month). There are various reasons for irregular periods as it is called but we suggest you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor about this. We hope this helps.

Whenever am having my period i always have stomach pain to the extent that i wnt be able to do anything or go to school, what can i use to reduce the pain?

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Feranmi! Thanks for the comment. Have you tried any of these tips? 1. have a hot bath 2. place a hot water bottle on your lower tummy 3. take a walk 4. take some painkillers as prescribed by a doctor or certified pharmacist. If you have and the pain persists, we advice that you see a doctor. We hope this helps.

whenever i see my period i feel pains what do i do

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Jane! First of all, period pains are normal so don't be scared. Now to easy solutions, you can try any of these tips; have a hot bath, place a hot water bottle on your tummy, take a walk or take some pain killers as prescribed by a doctor or certified pharmacist. However, if the pain persists, please talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps.

My menstral period isn't regular pls what should I do

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Wem! Thanks for the question. We suggest you try eating healthy (more fruits and vegetables). Cut down the sweets, biscuits, sift drinks and other types of junk. Sometimes, what you eat affects things like your menstrual cycle. Also, please talk to a trusted adult around you and if possible, see a doctor. We hope this helps

mine also changes

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

My menstral inter me onexpected,wat shall i do pls.

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

my mestration date changes,why?

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Blackdamsel! Thanks for opening up to ask this question. Some people see their periods twice a month because menstrual circle is from 21 days to 35 days (depending on the individual). Some also get their periods 13 times a month instead of the regular 12 times (once a month). There are various reasons for irregular periods as it is called but we suggest you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor about this. We hope this helps.

When ever i want to see my period i will av pimples on my face nd av some pain.pls why?

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Bolly! It is normal for most girls to have pains while on their periods, so I do not think its an abnormality.

When ever i walk i feel pains?why

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

When ever I am about to see my period I always have stomach ache but I have never seen pimples on my face before,is it normal?

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Grace! Thanks for the comment. Yes, it is normal to see/feel some period signs and not see some. These signs usually depend on the individual. So do not be afraid, it is very normal. We hope this helps.

If u know your mestratoin and u are not pregnant what u goin to do ?

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

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Hey Pr! Thanks for the comment. Please talk to a trusted adult or see a doctor. We hope this helps.

Make sure u pad ur self

March 20, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

MAKE sure u change ur pa

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

wat if the pad leaks when its not full, what should i do cause it happens often to me.

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Kaysha115! Your pad may leak because it is not placed properly or it shifted because you probably did not sit properly. What you should try doing is to make sure your pad is properly placed (in the middle). If possible, use a pad that has wings to help put it in place properly. Also, you need to be conscious of how you sit when you are on your period to avoid the pad shifting. Check yourself in the rest room often to make sure you are not stained. We hope this helps.

Hi I have no idea on how to count my menstrual chart my best friend (boy)does it for me but I want to learn and he does not want to teach me dunno y pls help how do I count it

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Kendra23! In calculating your period/menstrual circle, note that the first day of your period is also the first day of your menstrual circle and the last day of your period is not the last day of your circle but the last day of your period. The duration/flow depends on individual. The last day of your cycle is day before your next period starts. For example, if your period started on the 1st of April and your next period starts on the 3rd of May, your cycle will be 2nd of May. This means that your cycle lasts for 31 days. Your new cycle starts again from the 1st day of your next period. Please note that your period can be delayed at sometimes and can also come earlier than normal. We hope this helps.

Even me,I usually see my period two times a month.

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

My breast swells and my face and body becomes oily

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Pearl! Every girl has different signs and symptoms when she gets her period. For some, it may just be slight discomfort while others may feel extreme pain and like you, may have tender and swollen breast, oily face or pimples. All of this depends on the individual. But please, talk to a trusted adult and also see a doctor. We hope this helps.

a day came wen I had a backup pad in my bag .Unknowingly the pad fell out and a guuy in my class asked who owns it .I became shocked and collected it from him and went out of the clads angry . But at d end of d day I still forgave him.

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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it was gud u forgave him but there was no need for u to get angry and shocked it happens

I have stomach pain before my period

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

I don't even understand my menstal period.I saw it last month which is may 8.so I was expecting it early this month but it not coming up till now.and am scared.am thinking maybe it because am on diet or what??

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Hajoke! There are various reasons for irregular periods as it is called. It could be as a result of your diet so we advise that you stop for now. We suggest you try eating healthy (more fruits and vegetables). Cut down the sweets, biscuits, soft drinks and other types of junk. Sometimes, what you eat affects things like your menstrual cycle. Also, please talk to a trusted adult around you and if possible, see a doctor. We hope this helps

Hi big sis Is it normal for a person to menstruate for two days ?

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Oyindamola! Periods last from 2 days - 7 days depending on the individual. The flow also depends on the individual. Some people see their periods twice a month because menstrual circle is from 21 days to 35 days (depending on the individual). There are various reasons for irregular periods as it is called but we suggest you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor about this. We hope this helps.

y is it dat my friend )(a girl) hav her menses n she is afraid?can dis stop d period 4rm comin again?and why?

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Ogorchukwu! We do not know why your friend is always scared when she sees her period but we assume it is pain. Maybe you should ask her why. Also, the fear cannot stop her period from coming. It may delay a bit because of the tension but it cannot stop her from seeing her period. We hope this helps.

wat causes heavy menstrual flow?

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

why is it that a girl will see are period in June and will not see it again for the next three months

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

what if ur period is not flowing well? pls what is the cause

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Ladykey! Not everyone has heavy menstrual flow. However, we suggest you try eating healthy (more fruits and vegetables). Cut down the sweets, biscuits, soft drinks and other types of junk. Sometimes, what you eat affects things like your menstrual cycle. Also, when you are stressed out, you also tend to have a lighter flow. We hope this helps.

Wy do de mnth size some days

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

Whenever i count my menstral cycle it is sometimes 31 or 28 why is it so

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Valentina! There is nothing wrong with that. Note that menstrual cycles last from 21 -35 days depending on the individual. We advise that you talk to a trusted adult. We hope this helps.

must there be pains

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

am confused about how to count the days of my monthly visitor.becau my last period started on 12th of last month bt am seeing my period on the 14th of diz month.

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Tricia! From what we calculated, your last period till this month's period is 34 days and that is still okay. What you need to do is to calculate other months to see if it falls under this 34 day cycle and that will determine if this is your regular cycle. When we say monthly cycle, what we mean is either 28 days or 30 days (depending on your cycle). It does not have to start on the 1st of the month and end on the last day. It can start at the end of the month but as long as it lasts up to 28 or 30 days as the case may be with your menstrual cycle, that is all that matters. What you need to do is to track your period using a calendar to know how long your cycle is. Please note that menstrual cycles last from 21 -35 days depending on the individual. Do not panic okay, all you need to do is calculate. We hope this helps.

Mine Do Use To Jump Date, How Can I Then Konw When Its On The Way?

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Ella! The best way to know when your period is coming is to calculate using a calendar. However, periods come early or late sometimes so we advise that you prepare at least a week ahead by having sanitary pads or panty liners around. Other ways to predict your period are the various signs and symptoms you feel when your period is coming. These signs are unique to individuals so you need to pay attention to your body to know the signs you get before your period comes. We hope this helps.

Yes u are right

Big sis,sumtimes my period get scanty and this always make me scared.

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Mhiz2Nkem! Do not be scared. There is nothing wrong with having scanty period or light flow. It is perfectly normal. It is not every time that one is meant to have heavy flow. Also, what you eat can also affect your period. If you eat healthy (fruits and vegetables) and less sugary food, it can make your flow normal and not light. We hope this helps.

yes it is true

Type your comment here..i don't even knw hw to count it

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Kenntol! In calculating your period/menstrual circle, note that the first day of your period is also the first day of your menstrual circle and the last day of your period is not the last day of your circle but the last day of your period. The duration/flow depends on the individual. The last day of your cycle is the day before your next period starts. For example, if your period started on the 1st of April and your next period starts on the 3rd of May, your cycle will be 2nd of May. This means that your cycle lasts for 31 days. Your new cycle starts again from the 1st day of your next period. Please note that your period can be delayed at sometimes and can also come earlier than normal. We hope this helps.

I normally have heavy flow, why is it?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Pink! Thanks for this question. Periods are different for everyone. You may have a very heavy flow while a friend or sibling may have very light flow. These are the various signs and symptoms of periods and it is normal. Having lighter flow or heavier flow does not make you better than others. Just be sure to have enough sanitary pads available. We hope this helps.

I always have heavy and thick flow,am I normal?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Precious! Thanks for this question. Periods are different for everyone. You may have a very heavy flow while a friend or sibling may have very light flow. These are the various signs and symptoms of periods and it is normal. Having lighter flow or heavier flow does not make you better than others. Just be sure to have enough sanitary pads available. We hope this helps.

When i am having mine i dont feel a thing is it normal

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Mcfluffin! Yes, it is very normal. Not everyone goes through pain when they get their period so do not be worried instead, be happy that you do not have to go through stress when you are on your period. We hope this helps

Big sis pls I need an answer,is it normal to have a very heavy flow?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

Is it okay to tell a guy when your period comes up?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Precious! It is totally a personal decision. If you feel comfortable telling your boyfriend, then fine. If not, do not force yourself to do what you are not comfortable with. We hope this helps.

I think that big sis does not want to answer my question.

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Precious! Big sis has a lot of questions to answer and the questions are answered on a first come, first serve basis. So please exercise patience as all questions will surely be answered. Thanks for understanding

Big sis,my period is yt 2 cm 4 dis mnth bt my mum said itz normal 4 it 2 delay @tyms

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Dobest! Yes, your mum is right. Periods are sometimes irregular so no need for you to panic. We hope this helps.

Tnk u big sis,God bless u

hw to stop heavy flow pls reply

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Fortune! Thanks for this question. Periods are different for everyone. You may have a very heavy flow while a friend or sibling may have very light flow. These are the various signs and symptoms of periods and it is normal. Having lighter flow or heavier flow does not make you better than others. Just be sure to have enough sanitary pads available. We hope this helps.

Hey guys am new to these group when am menstruating i always get stained

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Springster! Thanks for the comment. We suggest you read the article and follow the tips written there. They are very helpful. We hope this helps.

Hey big sis Someone told me that the signs you get when you are having your period is the same you'll experience when you are pregnant Is it true?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Pearl_Martins01! Pregnancy and period are not the same thing. The signs may be the same thing but it depends on the individual. Some people develop new signs when they are pregnant. We hope this helps.

Can U pple help me out of my feeling? I FEEL LYK HAVING SEX SERIOUSLY NOW, CAN I MASTURBATE? I'M 23yrs. so I do ve much huge & nt et man. wen I sleep alone my mind is dere lyk romancing my pussy & I feel wet wen I touch slightly. ADVISE

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Bleez! It is not a crime to have a sexual urge. You are human and it is perfectly normal. What you choose to do is totally up to you. You are in charge here but the truth is that having an urge is not a sin. We hope this helps.

my period changes although i hv never stain befor and wen it abt to come i usually feel a shape pain beside my stomach

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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The sharp pains are called cramps. Try your best to avoid sugary foods and drinks. Consume a lot of water when thirsty or not. I hope this will help.

Thanks for the enlightenment I have been stained once and I know how embarrassing it is. I just want to let you girls to know that I have a calendar specially for my period, it's an app on my phone. I want to advice those that have phones to install one. It's really helpful and automatically calculates ur next period, ovulation, chances of pregnancy, etc....

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Teecity! Thanks a lot for this comment. We are so glad you shared this with us and other Springsters. We hope they use this tip you just shared. Once again, thanks for sharing this.

am 14 and my breasts has not developed that much i mean its not yet round pls is anytin wrong with me

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Kali! Thanks for the comment. There is nothing wrong with you. Some people are naturally late bloomers (their organs develop late) and it is fine. The size of your breast is hormonal and may increase as you grow. Do not worry about it as there is little you can do to increase it. Just be comfortable in your skin and take your mind off it. The size of your breast does not determine what you will be in life. Look at the mirror and tell yourself that you are beautiful (big breast or not). We hope this helps.

I Want 2 Know Ways Of Getting Fat In A Month Pls

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Snazzy! We believe every girl is beautiful regardless of her shape and size. This is what makes us all unique and special. We advise that you love your body and see the beauty in it. To gain weight, you can eat lots of carbohydrate and fats, eat lots of tropical fruits e.g banana, eat often, don't drink water before you eat so that your tummy won't be full, drink milk and yoghurts, get lots of sleep and don't forget to enjoy yourself while doing all these because worrying also makes one loose weight. We hope this helps.

my period always ova flow,sometimes i change 3 time,is dat a problem or what

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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No it's not , it varies from different girls

Tankx preti

Hey Love! No, you don't have a problem. You period cannot overflow and it is actually proper to change your sanitary pad every 4 hours so changing 3 times is not bad. We hope this helps

am always having heavy flow and always get stained

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey janell! Thanks for the comment. We have given you so many useful tips in this article. Read them and apply them. They work. We hope this helps.

I want to share something important. It's been researched that wearing a pad throughout the day could cause cancer

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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Hey dora91! Sanitary pads do not cause cancer. There is no research that has proved that to be possible. Please, this is a myth. We hope this helps

DEAR DORA, CANCER CAN BE CAUSED WHEN THE BLOOD ON YOUR PAD STAYS TOO LONG AND TURNS GREEN(IT BECOMES A BACTERIA THEN)SO YOUR PAD SHOULDN'T STAY FOR MORE THAN 6-7 HOURS

HAVE BEEN SEEING SIGN OF MENSTRATION BUT HAVE NOT START AND AM ALREADY 13YRS OLD

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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Hey APE! Thanks for the comment. What you have been seeing are signs of puberty. Nothing is wrong with you dear. Not everyone starts puberty as early as 13. You still have some time as you are still young. Don't worry yourself, you have a long time to experience these things so before it comes, enjoy yourself. Your period will come soon. We hope this helps.

How many days should i wait before my next period

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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Hey Jace! You are in the best position to find this out. What you need to do is to calculate your period. We have given you lots of tips on how to do this in the article above. Please read and follow the instructions. We hope this helps

I saw a dark blood almost brown in my vagina i used a whole pad but the next day it was little i didn't use pad.

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

But the third day i did not even see it at all. pls help me is it really my period i'm 14. And i'm also new here

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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Hey Demi! Welcome to Springster. It could be spotting that you see but we advise that you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps

a frnd of mine started her period last year june nd she did it 4 sumtin lyk 3 months nd she did nt see it again until september dis year. pls wat do u tink can cause dis?

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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Hey holuwakhemzy! Thanks for opening up through this comment. Please tell your friend to talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps

a frnd of mine started her period last year june nd she did it 4 sumtin lyk 3 months nd she did nt see it again until september dis year. pls wat do u tink can cause dis?

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

I do have heavy flow though it's all d time I see my period, pls wat can be done abt dat

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

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Hey Herryfrosh! How heavy or light your menstrual flow is cannot be controlled by you. It is hormonal. The good this is that it is nothing to be worried about. All you need to do is to have enough sanitary pads so that you do not lose weight. We hope this helps

Helo Big Sis, My Friend Is 17 She Have Nt Started Menstrating, Pls Is Anything Wrng With Her

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

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Hey Lovable! Thanks for the comment. Some people are naturally late bloomers (they tend to see their periods late and their organs also develop late). However, we advise your friend to see a doctor and also talk to a trusted adult. We hope this helps

Hybig sis i usually have menstrual pain everytime (mostly painful ones) am on my period is it normal

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

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Hey Springster! Thanks for the comment. Periods come with pain/cramps and it can be really uncomfortable as nobody likes pain but getting your period means growth. You can try any of these easy solutions to stop the pains; have a hot bath, place a hot water bottle on your tummy, take a walk or take some pain killers as prescribed by a doctor or certified pharmacist. However, if the pain persists, please talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps.

Tanks big sis..

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

Days Between My Perido May Be 22,26 and 27,wat Causes Dis?

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

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Hey Gift! Thanks for the comment. You should learn how to calculate your period instead. Please note that periods are based monthly cycles (between 21 -35 days) and not meant to come on a particular date every month. In calculating your period/menstrual circle, note that the first day of your period is also the first day of your menstrual circle and the last day of your period is not the last day of your circle but the last day of your period. The duration/flow depends on the individual. The last day of your cycle is the day before your next period starts. For example, if your period started on the 1st of April and your next period starts on the 3rd of May, your cycle will be 2nd of May. This means that your cycle lasts for 31 days. Your new cycle starts again from the 1st day of your next period.

My menstrual cycle keep changing date ie 32, 33, 34 or 35 am i okay?

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey Annabel! There is nothing wrong with that and you shouldn't be afraid. When we say monthly cycle, what we mean is either 28 days or 30 days (depending on your cycle). It does not have to start on the 1st of the month and end on the last day. It can start at the end of the month but as long as it lasts up to 28 or 30 days as the case may be with your menstrual cycle, that is all that matters. What you need to do is to track your period using a calendar to know how long your cycle is. Please note that menstrual cycles last from 21 -35 days depending on the individual. We hope this helps.

My perioud come 28,30 or31 why?

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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hey Jbgold! When we say monthly cycle, what we mean is either 21 days or 35 days (depending on your cycle). It does not have to start on the 1st of the month and end on the last day. It can start at the end of the month but as long as it lasts up to 21 or 35 days as the case may be with your menstrual cycle, that is all that matters. What you need to do is to track your period using a calendar to know how long your cycle is. Please note that menstrual cycles last from 21 -35 days depending on the individual. So if someone's cycle is for 21-28 days, she is likely to see it twice a month sometimes (not all the time). If she sees it twice every month, please advise her to talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps.

Okay, so here's the deal...... i always have heavy flows, so does dat mean i need to see a doctor?

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey Sprinsgter! Some people have heavy flow and it is perfectly normal so you do not have to panic. There's really no need for you to see a doctor. You just need to manage it well by changing your sanitary pad regularly. We hope this helps

I just started my period yesterday and today I found out that just some drops of blood came out. Please why is this so I need your answers immediately, bcos I don't know what's wrong

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey Cynthie! There's no need to panic, you are perfectly fine. When you just start your period for the first time, it is normal for you to start and stop (this is called spotting). There is no need to panic about this. For some people, it can take some months before they start their periods proper. So it's perfectly fine. We hope this helps

I have heavy flows always I menstruate for six days

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey pwncess! Thanks for the comment. What you should do is to always have enough sanitary pads. Another thing which is also very important is for you to change your pad every 3-4 hours depending on how heavy your flow is. We hope this helps

Bigsis when ever i see my period i do not use to have any sign pls answer me now because i don't know if any thing is wrong with me

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey chioma! There is absolutely nothing wrong with you. We are not all the same so what works for one person will definitely not work for another person. You can track your period by calculating since you do not feel any signs. We hope this helps

Thank u big bigsister, im happy that u answer my quetion & there is nothing wrong with me(:-)

i am 13 years old i have not seen my pe riod but something was coming out from my vigeaner it was white and it was slipy like okaro so i ask one nurse she say my period whould soon start she said i should be counting from that day but have not notice it

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey bella! Thanks for the comment. Nothing is wrong with you dear. Not everyone starts puberty as early as 13. You still have some time as you are still young. The whitish thing you see is called vaginal discharge and it is not just whitish, there are other colors and feels that occur at different times in your menstrual cycle. It could be clear, milky or stretchy depending on your cycle. The only time you should be worried about a discharge is if it green or yellow in colour, if its clumpy like cheese, if it has a bad odour, rashes, swelling or if it itches. Seeing a discharge does not necessarily mean that your period is coming soon. We hope this helps.

Hi Big sis, the mention of using ‘cloths’ as an alternative to sanitary pads scared me. Cloths are not safe for the health especially when they are washed and reused, they can cause infections. It's best to use a sanitary pad.

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey Springster! Thanks for the comment. We totally understand how you feel about that but that option was given as the very last option. You can afford to buy sanitary pads but there are people out there (so many of them) that cannot afford to buy a pack of pads or even toilet roll every month. In this case, they are left with no choice but to use what is available to them. Remember that before pads were created, people were seeing their periods and they were using clothes too. Keeping yourself clean is very important when you are on your period. We are all prone to infections if we are careless when on our periods. People that use pads can also get infected not just those that use clothes. We hope you understand our point

Aunty,my vagina discharge comes in large quantities that stains me i use toilet roll but still staining me in public can i use pad?

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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a virginal discharge is nt usually dat much to the extent of staining cloth or using toilet roll or pad.so u have to immeadiately go and see your doctor,hope this help?

WEAR BLACK SHIRT OR BLACK TROUSER ...IT HELPS A LOT....# M A GUY....but i guess my idea can b of help....

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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hey witty that is true it once helped me

my period ought to ave come but I didn't see it,wat actually have happened to me

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey 5678! Guessing is not the best way to calculate your period. You need to learn how to calculate your period. In calculating your period/menstrual circle, note that the first day of your period is also the first day of your menstrual circle and the last day of your period is not the last day of your circle but the last day of your period. The duration/flow depends on the individual. The last day of your cycle is the day before your next period starts. For example, if your period started on the 1st of April and your next period starts on the 3rd of May, your cycle will be 2nd of May. This means that your cycle lasts for 31 days. Your new cycle starts again from the 1st day of your next period. Please note that your period can be delayed at sometimes and can also come earlier than normal. We hope this helps.

My menstral cycle is not always the same,sometimes 23 or 25 days.Please is it normal?

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Jewel! Thanks for the comment. Not having an equal/perfect number of days for your menstrual cycle. Irregular menstrual cycles are when they are really spaced out for over 1 month or 2 months so it doesn't seem like anything is wrong with you. However, we still advise you to talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps

Hi big sister,when I first saw my period,I was afraid,I went to my mum,she gave me a pad,it happened for a day and I didn't see it until 2years later before it started fully,pls wat is d cause for this

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Alreen! Thanks for the comment. It happens sometimes that your period was not yet ready to come out fully so you spot for a few days and it seizes. You should also talk to a trusted adult. We hope this helps

hi big sister i don't know what is wrong with my own period because i started marking my own menstural cycle around Jenuary this year but up till now my menstural cycle is not stable as in,it occurs different days not like the normal 28 days but mine is sometimes 20,the next month 24,the other22,thereabout.So what should i do

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey isabella! Thanks for the comment. We advise that you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps

big sis pls can u show me to track my period? my last period started on 13 june though i dnt knw wen it ended

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey Springster! When we say monthly cycle, what we mean is either 28 days or 30 days (depending on your cycle). It does not have to start on the 1st of the month and end on the last day neither does it mean that it should start on a particular date and end on that same day every month. It can start at the end of the month but as long as it lasts up to 28 or 30 days as the case may be with your menstrual cycle, that is all that matters. What you need to do is to track your period using a calendar to know how long your cycle is. Please note that menstrual cycles last from 21 -35 days depending on the individual. We hope this helps.

big sis is it everybody that do her period five times

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey floxy4christ! Thanks for the comment. No, it is not everyone that sees their period for 5 days. We are all different. Some see it for 2 days while some see for as much as 7 days. Do not compare yourself to others because our bodies are different. We hope this helps

Is it natural to have lumps in your breast.

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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hey bayley I have been willing to ask that question but big sister is not replying both questions u asked

Yea,i even told her about it wen i read her reply to a comment i posted about an article "hey you natural beauty"but she isn't replying,anyways can we be friends.

yeah barley,why not.

it is natural to have lumps,got it♥💚

Thanks bessy,thumps up ur'e so cool,luv frm bayley.look 4ward to aving a chat wit u.

ok,u are cool too,what are are we friends for, to share knowledge and experience

Thanks deary.

barley please are u an adult or a teenager in case if you need respect.

Hi bessy, am a teenager,r u a teen too.

yes i am please i need a help ,i started my period on the thirteen of this month i saw blood for two days then the next three days i saw something different it brownish in colour is it normal.

Well i don't knw an ans to dat bt i suggest u see a doc or discuss wit ur mom or any trusted adult. Hope this helps.

ok thanks may be i should discuss it with big sis

Hey Bayley! Thanks for the comment. Having lumps can be dangerous because not all lumps are good. Some of them can be cancerous. If you have a lump in your breast, please do not ignore it. Talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor immediately. We hope this helps

My period usually last for four days but after that it comes out again for like two days then stops it is always small,sometimes a day after my period small drops will come out, pls why is it so.thanks.

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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ok ,you are cool too.

Hey Bayley! Thanks for the comment. We sometimes spot after our periods (spotting = seeing drops of blood on your pant). It is not really something to worry about but if you notice a break in between your period, you should talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps

I saw my first mensuration on April this year and I haven't seen it again. I'm worried

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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that had actually happened to me before.

Hey Faizie! Thanks for the comment. This happens sometimes and it is not something for you to be worried about. When you just start your period, some people miss it for some time and then it comes back. However, we advise that you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps

My date changes every month

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey Abike! When we say monthly cycle, what we mean is either 28 days or 30 days (depending on your cycle). It does not have to start on the 1st of the month and end on the last day. It can start at the end of the month but as long as it lasts up to 28 or 30 days as the case may be with your menstrual cycle, that is all that matters. What you need to do is to track your period using a calendar to know how long your cycle is. Please note that menstrual cycles last from 21 -35 days depending on the individual. We hope this helps.

My date changes every month am Worried

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey Lovelyna! When we say monthly cycle, what we mean is either 28 days or 30 days (depending on your cycle). It does not have to start on the 1st of the month and end on the last day. It can start at the end of the month but as long as it lasts up to 28 or 30 days as the case may be with your menstrual cycle, that is all that matters. What you need to do is to track your period using a calendar to know how long your cycle is. Please note that menstrual cycles last from 21 -35 days depending on the individual. We hope this helps.

my date is never stable

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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y ,maybe u dont no how to track ur period yet.

MY DATE USUALLY CHANGE SOME TIMES

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Hey big sis when i first started my period it was normal but now anytime i see it l have heavy flow why is it like that and is it normal my period is one year now

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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Hey Innocentbae! Thanks for the comment. Periods change based on diet and other things. There is nothing wrong with having a heavy flow too. It could be that your period had not yet stabilized when you started but has now picked up. You do not have to be worried about it okay? You will be fine. We hope this helps

If i see my period dis month,i won't see it next month

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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Hey Active! Thanks for the comment. When we say monthly cycle, what we mean is either 28 days or 30 days (depending on your cycle). It does not have to start on the 1st of the month and end on the last day neither does it mean that it should start on a particular date and end on that same day every month. It can start at the end of the month but as long as it lasts up to 28 or 30 days as the case may be with your menstrual cycle, that is all that matters. What you need to do is to track your period using a calendar to know how long your cycle is. Please note that menstrual cycles last from 21 -35 days depending on the individual. We hope this helps.

Hey Big sis, i do have back pains and my left thigh do pain me when am in my period wat shld i do

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Ello big sis..... BT my period Dosnt cum at d same date as ah kept..... Nd I'm confuse... On my ovulation

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

waoo! love this!

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Is it possible to not see ur period in a month

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

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a whole month? possible but abnormal, if you experience it then you need to see a doctor, it might be caused by infections or even pregnancy

what if I get stained..what should I do

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Sometimes it changes mine is 28 days but now It's not even showing up on the exact day....Unexpected and somehow confusing....😐

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

i feel pain and hotness any time i see my period,how can i stop it

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i have not see my period and am 15 year old

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Hi am new here favour am I welcome?it does not matter if you are 15a and you not seen your period

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Hi am new here favour am I welcome?it does not matter if you are 15 and you not seen your period

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

How many days is menstruation?

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Hello..who is online and ready to chat

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

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Meeee. U can drop ur fb username

hi...like seriously i do know when my period starts but i dont have the money to buy a pad,and i cant use other substitutes other than pad.going to my guardians asking for one is quite shameful so what should i do?

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

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Alex sorry for that ok.... Send your account number to me so I can send you money for the purchase of a pad..

I HV irregular menstruation n so do not know when next it will start

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Also, there are some apps that can help you calculate your menstrual cycle and help your mood.. If you're finding trouble calculating, you can always go for them... They're accurate.

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.