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Bleeding from vagina: An event for celebration?
Dear girls, one day, it happens. Some symptoms to tell you when it
may about to happen. But no one can tell you when it will happen.
It will happen in the morning or during night. It may happen at school
or on picnic. It happens to every healthy girl in the world. One day,
you will begin to bleed from your vagina. It will be your first period
“the Menarche’—the first of many you will have in
the course of your adult life. It's a sign that you're growing up
for reproduction, having healthy and normal body, transformation from
child body into an adult body. The changes may begin as early as,
when you're nine years or they may not begin until you are twelve,
thirteen, or even sixteen. All bodies don't grow at the same rate.
You can see some of the changes. Your breasts will get bigger. Your
hips will get wider. Hair will begin to grow under your arms and on
your pelvic. Pimple come on cheeks, back or neck.
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Girls and boys have different reproductive organs. Only girls have
the labia, clitoris, urethra, and the opening of the vagina, which
are all parts of vulva. You can use a hand-mirror to look at your
own vulva. There are other changes that happen inside your body, which
will make it possible for you to get pregnant and have a baby. The
parts of your body that can develop a baby, inside your abdomen, are
called reproductive organs. These parts are the vagina, cervix, uterus,
fallopian tubes and ovaries. Your vagina connects vulva to the reproductive
organs inside your body. All parents are worried about their daughter,
once her body becomes capable of reproduction. All restrictions on
girls, like parties, staying out, going out on dating, are for the
only reason that she should not unintentionally or intentionally or
forcefully or for experience sake, indulge into sexual intercourse
with male and become pregnant.
How does girl’s reproductive system work? : Girls have two
ovaries, which hold hundreds of tiny eggs(Ovum), which you can't see
them without a microscope. Girls are born with all the eggs they will
ever have. An ovary releases one egg about once a month. Before the
egg is let go, the uterus begins building up a lining, made of tissue.
The lining is like a soft nest for the egg if pregnancy happens. Ovulation
happens when the egg leaves from one of the ovary. Then, the egg moves
through a fallopian tube toward the uterus. Most of the time, the
egg breaks apart, before it gets to the uterus. But that doesn't always
happen. If a sperm from a male penis during sexual intercourse through
vagina, meets the egg on its way to the uterus, they may join together,
which is called fertilization. Pregnancy begins as a fertilized egg
implants itself to the lining of the uterus.
Most of the time the egg breaks apart and the lining of tissue and
blood is not needed. It flows out of uterus, through cervix, through
vagina, and out of body. This is called menstrual flow. There are
usually 14-16 days from ovulation to the beginning of a girl's period.
But the time from the beginning of the period to the next ovulation
may vary. It may be less than one week. It may be two weeks or more.
The time from the first day of one period to the first day of the
next is called a menstrual cycle. Menstrual cycles will likely to
go on until menopause up to the age of 45 to 55 years.
Menarche (men-NAR-key) is the time of first period in girl’s
life. Many families celebrate menarche, as the time when a girl becomes
a woman. Sometimes parties, gifts, and congratulations celebrate a
girl’s first period. Some families are more private about menarche.
But whether or not menarche is celebrated in your family, it is an
exciting and important moment in girl’s life to remember.
How long will the menstruation period last? : Periods usually last
from four to seven days. The flow usually starts light, rusty color.
It can get heavy for two or three days with dark red color, then get
light again until it stops. Everyone’s periods and menstrual
cycles will be different. What will be normal for you, may not be
normal for your friend. Menstrual cycles as well as periods may not
always last the same number of days when they first begin. It may
take few months for your body to get adjusted. You may have a light
flow or a heavy flow. Your periods may be late or early. You may even
skip some months in first year before becoming regular. Your period
may be late when you get sick. It may be late when you worry about
things. Most likely your periods and cycles will become more regular
in a year or two.
How often will I have my period? : You will have a period about once
a month. A normal menstrual cycle can be as short as 21 days or more
than 35 days. Changes from month to month are also normal. Most girls
and women don't feel ovulation when it happens. They don't know for
sure when it actually occurs. But ovulation takes place around the
middle of each menstrual cycle. Many girls mark a calendar with an
X on the days they bleed. For most teenagers period will happen every
28 days or so. Keeping a calendar will help you predict when you will
bleed again, and when you are going to need sanitary pads. Also, you'll
be able to know if your period is late or early. If you'll have a
record, then you may know the need to see a Gynecologist about any
Will I feel weak when I lose blood during my period? : May not. There
are only four to six tablespoonfuls of blood in the whole flow. This
is a small amount. The rest is bits of the unused tissue lining and
other fluids. By the time your period ends, it will have amounted
to between half a cup and a full cup of liquid. Most teenagers use
either sanitary napkin or washable cloth pad to absorb the flow. Cloth
pads can be made at home from good quality cotton cloth as per your
size requirement. Cloth pad can be washed with hot water or antiseptic
solution and reused. Sanitary napkins are available in drugstores,
which are single use disposable type only. Usually they come in packages
of ten, with user instructions in it. They come in different sizes
and varieties. You will need to decide which type of pad is most comfortable
for you. Most pads stay in place by sticking to the inside of panties.
Others are pinned to underwear. Some are held in place by special