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DD's first period

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CinderellaFant · 19/09/2022 18:24

DD turned 10 last month. Her first period came last Monday evening, all has been fine and she's been coping well with it however a week later and it's still here! Everything I've read has said about the first period usually only lasts around 3 days. Any advice? She's my only girl so this is all new to me!

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OCDmama · 24/09/2022 19:14

I remember my first couple of years periods lasting at least a week! In my twenties (when off pill) they settled down to 3 days.

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ecuse · 24/09/2022 19:30

My daughter has just had her first at 11 and it lasted 6 days

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cookiecreammmpie · 24/09/2022 19:35

Mine have always last around 5 to 7 days and were like that since I started at 12. I would only be concerned if it was heavy bleeding every day and didn't seem to be going lighter. Take her the doctors if this is the case.

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Geranium1984 · 24/09/2022 20:01

My periods were pretty heavy for a whole week from when they started until I got to my 30's. Now it's 4 or 5 days.

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23Elfie · 24/09/2022 20:28

I started at 11 and they always lasted 8-9 days 🙈 my sister by contrast would be done in 4 days. I wouldn't worry too much as long as it's getting lighter as the days go on x

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CinderellaFant · 26/09/2022 20:55

Thanks for all the replies! It lasted 8 days, poor girl ☹️ have read that sometimes after the first period they aren't very regular so there may not be another for a few months so I'm hoping that's the case!

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