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thread: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

  1. #1

    Jun 2010
    District Twelve
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    First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    My DD got her first period overnight last Thursday/Friday. Today - a week later - she is still bleeding. As far as I can tell it is fairly light (I am comparing it to my own, I guess), but I would have thought it would have stopped by now.

    Hoping to hear from others whose DD's have gone through similar.



    Thanks in advance

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    melbourne
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    Is it red or brown blood?

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    Registered User

    Jun 2010
    Tiny Town
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    Thankfully I've got years ahead of me before DD gets to this stage, but I remember my first one. It wasn't very heavy - started pretty light, was heavier around day 3 before getting lighter again and finishing on day 7. They stayed like this for years, it wasn't til I was in my 20s that it started going to 5 days, and that only seemed to happen once I was on the pill.

  4. #4

    Jun 2010
    District Twelve
    8,425

    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    Is it red or brown blood?
    It's red Olive.

  5. #5

    Nov 2007
    Earth
    4,434

    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    Mine lasted about 10 days. Isn't the first one heavier? I can't remember. My first one was 10 days, and from then on they were between 10-14, and very heavy.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Dec 2008
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    My first one was quite light and lasted a day or two, my DD1 was the same.

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    Oct 2007
    Outer South East Melbourne :)
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    my first one was light but lasted 7 days.

  8. #8

    Jun 2010
    District Twelve
    8,425

    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    Thanks everyone! I guess it's true what they say...we are all different!

    I'm not worried so much as surprised.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Aug 2003
    VIC
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    Can I hijack this post & ask at what age your girls got their first period?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2013
    Geelong
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    My DD got her first in Oct & it was light to start with then heavy & lasted for about 5 days. November was similar (maybe a bit heavier?) but Dec was non existent & Jan was only one day of light bleeding. I cried when she told me she had her period, happy tears, the realisation my little girl was turning into a young lady, lots of emotions.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2013
    Geelong
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    Dee my DD was 12yrs 7mths. I was a similar age.

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    Jun 2003
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    My DD was 11. She has very short periods 3-4 days.

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    Life Member. Every Australian needs a Farmer.

    Dec 2005
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    She might need a few cycles to begin to understand what's *normal* for her. My sister and I were very different with our cycles, as was my Mum and I. Anything is normal at this point. 7 days doesn't sound anything unusual to me.

    How are you feeling about all of this though? It's a special time for both of you. Are you going to do anything to celebrate her menarche?

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    First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    I was going to say the same congrats and commiserations. It's such a bittersweet moment because it's a wonderful celebration of their blossoming to a young lady. But sad for the sentimental saps like me who sobbed at them not being a little girl anymore

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    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Victoria
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    Mine first was 8 days solid. And continued like that, like clockwork until I had DD1.

    I was 13.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2008
    Victoria
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    I remember mine lasting for ages the first time, was probably 7 or 8 days, very light.

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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    Mine was only a few days. And always has been. 4-5 days tops. I was 12.5.

    I expect DD1 to get hers this year :/ I don't want it to happen. I hate having to deal with AF.

    A lot of girls I know had their first, then 6-8 weeks til the next one. Took a good 6-12 months before they became regular.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2008
    summer street
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    Re: First period...How long should bleeding go on for?

    I was 12 and mine was super light and went for 2 weeks. Then it was very sporadic until my 20s when it was around 5 days long.

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