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Although a young girl will never know the ac­tual day her pe­riod will start, or where she will be when the flow be­gins, there are signs she may want to pay at­ten­tion to. The age at which young girls start men­stru­at­ing can vary widely, with some girls get­ting their first pe­riod as early as 8 years old and oth­ers not un­til they are 15. Here are some signs that may in­di­cate that you may be near­ing your first pe­riod: 1 . Your breast will de­velop and pu­bic hair growth of­ten be­gin a cou­ple of years be­fore men­stru­a­tion.

2 . Many girls ex­pe­ri­ence marked growth spurts about one year be­fore their first pe­riod.

3 . Your first pe­riod is usu­ally very light, with some­times only spot­ting or very lit­tle blood. Typ­i­cal, the men­strual cy­cle is 28 days long, but pe­ri­ods are of­ten ir­reg­u­lar dur­ing the first few years of men­stru­a­tion. Dur­ing this time, you may skip men­strual cy­cles, or the cy­cles may oc­cur mul­ti­ple times in one month, or less fre­quently than ex­pected. Even though these fluc­tu­a­tions are com­mon dur­ing the first few years of men­stru­a­tion, talk with your doc­tor if your pe­ri­ods do not seem reg­u­lar. 4 . You may be ex­cited about the ar­rival of your pe­riod; af­ter all, it is a rite of pas­sage into adult­hood. Or, you may be a lit­tle anx­ious, even afraid. This is nor­mal, too, but all the more rea­son for a se­ri­ous heart-to-heart with your par­ent (s).

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