Q: What are the signs of the first period?

What are the signs of the first period in a girl? Do these cut across all women or they are specific?

Senga 4 mins ago

Different women have different signs that can include; severe headache, joint pain, back and abdominal cramping, fatigue, nausea, acne, mood swings, loss or gain of appetite. However, the most telling sign is the actual period. The blood flow.

It is important but that young girls understand that it is a complete cycle that for most women happens for a period that can fall averagely between 27 - 35 days depending on different reasons.

The 1st day of one’s cycle is the day they see ‘first blood’ ? (as if vampire lol). From that day to the next time they get a new period, that duration is the monthly cycle that includes ovulation.
Ovulation will likely occur somewhere in the middle (usually 13th, 14th, 15th or 16th day from the 1st day of the cycle. It varies because different women have different cycles).


  1. Unzima Steven

    wow! that is quite precise and well elaborated information about “how a period happens” I believe a young girl out here can easily understand the concept above and feel safe when she starts seeing her periods or even when her periods feels terrible because of the Cramps nausea and all the bleedings. in my opinion I think this platform is a brilliant idea for a peer educator as in it will keep them familiar to questions most young people are going through

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