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    Question about first periods

    My daughter, who's 12 (will be 13 in a few weeks) has just started her periods. She got her first one about 5 weeks ago and is now having her second one.
    It started last Saturday and she mentioned tonight that she's still bleeding.
    Maybe I'm wrong here but I always thought that periods only last a few days when a girl first gets them. Today is day 5 and I'm just a little concerned that it's not normal to last this long.
    Do any of you ladies know if this is normal or not?

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    Re: Question about first periods

    No, they can last as long as 8 days, but can skips months in the 1.5 years.
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    Re: Question about first periods

    Quote Originally Posted by AntsyVee View Post
    No, they can last as long as 8 days, but can skips months in the 1.5 years.
    Ah thanks for that!!!
    I knew they could skips months for the first year or so but didn't realise it could last up to 8 days.
    I'll just keep an eye on her for the next few days to make sure it eases off

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    Re: Question about first periods

    Mine were always 7 days in the early years and my daughter's were very heavy the first year or so. Her paediatrician (my daughter has a disability) said anything can be expected in the early days until the body gets into it's rhythm. She even told me girls of that age aren't always even ovulating yet so things can be very unpredictable to start. I wouldn't worry.

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