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Girl problem please help (Private matter)?
Okay, So I started off the day like a normal day. I went to the washroom and thought I was getting my period. (It was sorta brownish red and I did not have an accident) Now, there's not really anything going on and (This is my first experience of it) And I was wondering if this was normal, and if I really are having my first period.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
yup!! its here and a lot of times at the beginning of your period and at the end each month you may see some brownish red stuff.this is a good way for you to know when it coming and going.
read this article it will ex pain everything!!!!!!
What Really Happens in those 28 Days?! www.fwhc.org/health/moon.htm
Have you ever wondered about the connection between your body's 28 day cycle and the cycle of the moon? Here's the theory. In the days before electricity, women's bodies were influenced by the amount of moonlight we saw. Just as sunlight and moonlight affect plants and animals, our hormones were triggered by levels of moonlight. And, all women cycled together. Today, with artificial light everywhere, day and night, our cycles no longer correspond to the moon. This article is dedicated to exploring menses: fact and fiction, then and now.
The philosophic foundation of the Feminist Women's Health Center is "Knowledge is Power." We believe when women have complete, unbiased information, they are empowered to make their own decisions leading to healthy whole lives. An important role of the FWHC is to provide information, resources for additional information, and give an analysis of the information we present. Here we describe a typical 28 day menstrual cycle and we begin to challenge the dominant American cultural assumptions about menses.
Consider for a moment all you've heard about menstruation. Who first told you? What did they call it? How is menstruation viewed by your culture? What taboos have influenced you? How does your partner feel about your period? What impact has advertising had on your knowledge and attitude? What is the motivation of the advertiser? Is your experience different now compared to earlier in your life?
First we'll discuss the basic biology of menstruation, then we'll look at ancient traditions.
Basic Biology: the cycle begins
Did you know that when a baby girl is born, she has all the eggs her body will ever use, and many more, perhaps as many as 450,000? They are stored in her ovaries, each inside its own sac called a follicle. As she matures into puberty, her body begins producing various hormones that cause the eggs to mature. This is the beginning of her first cycle; it's a cycle that will repeat throughout her life until the end of menopause.
Let's start with the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is a gland in the brain responsible for regulating the body's thirst, hunger, sleep patterns, libido and endocrine functions. It releases the chemical messenger Follicle Stimulating Hormone Releasing Factor (FSH-RF) to tell the pituitary, another gland in the brain, to do its job. The pituitary then secretes Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and a little Leutenizing Hormone (LH) into the bloodstream which cause the follicles to begin to mature.
The maturing follicles then release another hormone, estrogen. As the follicles ripen over a period of about seven days, they secrete more and more estrogen into the bloodstream. Estrogen causes the lining of the uterus to thicken. It causes the cervical mucous to change. When the estrogen level reaches a certain point it causes the hypothalmus to release Leutenizing Hormone Releasing Factor (LH-RF) causing the pituitary to release a large amount of Leutenizing Hormone (LH). This surge of LH triggers the one most mature follicle to burst open and release an egg. This is called ovulation. [Many birth control pills work by blocking this LH surge, thus inhibiting the release of an egg.]
As ovulation approaches, the blood supply to the ovary increases and the ligaments contract, pulling the ovary closer to the Fallopian tube, allowing the egg, once released, to find its way into the tube. Just before ovulation, a woman's cervix secretes an abundance of clear "fertile mucous" which is characteristically stretchy. Fertile mucous helps facilitate the sperm's movement toward the egg. Some women use daily mucous monitoring to determine when they are most likely to become pregnant. Mid cycle, some women also experience cramping or other sensations. Basal body temperature rises right after ovulation and stays higher by about .4 degrees F until a few days before the next period.
Inside the Fallopian tube, the egg is carried along by tiny, hairlike projections, called "cilia" toward the uterus. Fertilization occurs if sperm are present as the live egg reaches the uterus. [A tubal pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy) is the rare situation where the egg is fertilized inside the tube. It is a dangerous life-threatening situation. If an fertilized egg begins to develop into an embryo inside the tube it will rupture the tube causing internal bleeding. Surgery is required if the tube ruptures. If the pregnancy is discovered before the tube ruptures, medication (Methotrexate) can be used to stop the development of the embryo.]
A woman can use a speculum to monitor her own ovulation and use this information to avoid or encourage a pregnancy. This is the all-natural fertility awareness method (FAM) of family planning.
Between midcycle and menstruation, the follicle from which the egg burst becomes the corpus luteum (yellow body). As it heals, it produces the hormones estrogen and, in larger amounts, progesterone which is necessary for the maintenance of a pregnancy. [RU-486 works by blocking progesterone production.] In the later stages of healing, if the uterus is not pregnant, the follicle turns white and is called the corpus albicans.
Estrogen and progesterone are sometimes called "female" hormones, but both men and women have them, just in different concentrations.
Progesterone causes the surface of the uterine lining, the endometrium, to become covered with mucous, secreted from glands within the lining itself. If fertilization and implantation do not occur, the spiral arteries of the lining close off, stopping blood flow to the surface of the lining. The blood pools into "venous lakes" which, once full, burst and, with the endometrial lining, form the menstrual flow. Most periods last 4 to 8 days but this length varies over the course of a lifetime.
Bleeding - A New Theory
Some researchers view menses as the natural monthly cleansing of the uterus and vagina of sperm and bacteria they carried.
Cramps and Other Sensations
Women can experience a variety of sensations before, during or after their menses. Common complaints include backache, pain in the inner thighs, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, breast tenderness, irritability, and other mood changes. Women also experience positive sensations such as relief, release, euphoria, new beginning, invigoration, connection with nature, creative energy, exhilaration, increased sex drive and more intense orgasms.
Uterine cramping is one of the most common uncomfortable sensations women may have during menstruation. There are two kinds of cramping. Spasmodic cramping is probably caused by prostaglandins, chemicals that affect muscle tension. Some prostaglandins cause relaxation, and some cause constriction. A diet high in linoleic and liblenic acids, found in vegetables and fish, increases the prostaglandins for aiding muscle relaxation.
Congestive cramping causes the body to retain fluids and salt. To counter congestive cramping, avoid wheat and dairy products, alcohol, caffeine, and refined sugar.
Natural options to alleviate cramping:
Increase exercise. This will improve blood and oxygen circulation throughout the body, including the pelvis.
Try not using tampons. Many women find tampons increase cramping. Don't select an IUD (intrauterine device) as your birth control method.
Avoid red meat, refined sugars, milk, and fatty foods.
Eat lots of fresh vegetables, whole grains (especially if you experience constipation or indigestion), nuts, seeds and fruit.
Avoid caffeine. It constricts blood vessels and increases tension.
Meditate, get a massage.
Have an orgasm (alone or with a partner).
Drink ginger root tea (especially if you experience fatigue).
Put cayenne pepper on food. It is a vasodilator and improves circulation.
Breathe deeply, relax, notice where you hold tension in your body and let it go.
Ovarian Kung Fu alleviates or even eliminates menstrual cramps and PMS, it also ensures smooth transition through menopause
Take time for yourself!
Anecdotal information suggests eliminating Nutra-Sweet from the diet will significantly relieve menstrual cramps. If you drink sugar-free sodas or other forms of Nutra-Sweet, try eliminating them completely for two months and see what happens.
The hormones in our bodies are especially sensitive to diet and nutrition. PMS and menstrual cramping are not diseases, but rather, symptoms of poor nutrition.
Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS
PMS has been known by women for many many years. However, within the past 30 or so years, pharmaceutical companies have targeted and created a market to treat this normal part of a woman's cycle as a disease. These companies then benefit from the sale of drugs and treatments.
Premenstrual syndrome refers to the collection of symptoms or sensations women experience as a result of high hormone levels before, and sometimes during, their periods.
One type of PMS is characterized by anxiety, irritability and mood swings. These feelings are usually relieved with the onset of bleeding. Most likely, this type relates to the balance between estrogen and progesterone. If estrogen predominates, anxiety occurs. If there's more progesterone, depression may be a complaint.
Sugar craving, fatigue and headaches signify a different type of PMS. In addition to sugar, women may crave chocolate, white bread, white rice, pastries, and noodles. These food cravingsSource(s): www.fwhc.org/health/moon.htm
- Anonymous5 years ago
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- 1 decade ago
Yes, it's the beginning...but it might take a couple of days to show up. But be prepared and wear a panty liner or pad since you don't know if you will have a heavy flow. It's always wise to be safe than sorry with a accident all over your pants. Hope that helps. Also ask mom, an older sister, or a doctor about it.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Well, I think you are getting it. Blood goes brown when dry. First times are always quick and light. Ask your mom/teacher/sisters. And if you put a pad or tampon, the blood will still appear brown if it gets dry. You don't know how long it would be the first time so keep a pad/tampon/Panty Liner at all times. Also bring atleast 2 extra ones. I got mine during Phys.Ed when I was 14. O.o And yes it is really normal and you really are becomming a woman. And there might be stops during the process but still keep it on to aviod accidental stains and leaks. Also I recommend pants, not skirt unless you put shorts underneath them just to be safe. (Blows in the wind, it will be very embarrassing)
I recommend pads. Good luck! Still unsure? Talk to an elder girl you are very close to. I asked my friends first to be sure, then I told my sister and my mom. LOL my mom nearly cried because I'm her youngest child and her "Baby."
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yeah that's normal, and I'm guess you are getting your period. sometimes on the first time it just happens... in a spotting sort of matter. Everyone is different. I don't the color is something you need to worry about, sounds normal to me. Make sure you wear a pad or liner or something, even if you think that it ended. You never know and don't want to be embarrassed while out.
You might want to talk to your mother, siblings, friends, doctor, or anyone you feel comfortable too. It won't be that awkward and you'll feel better.
Good luck ;)Source(s): life
- 1 decade ago
Thats normal, color and all, your first period, might be lighter and shorter then the rest of your periods. Were a pad or something for the next few days and talk to your mom or older sister they've been threw this and know what it's like...
- 2bMELv 41 decade ago
Yes, it's the beginning...but it might take a couple of days to show up. But be prepared and wear a panty liner or pad since you don't know if you will have a heavy flow. It's always wise to be safe than sorry with a accident all over your pants. Hope that helps.
- 1 decade ago
Hey, don't stress out and there is no need to worry. My period blood has been bright red, pinkish, dark red/almost black and a brownish colour. It's all natural. I was scared to at first, but my mum told me there was nothing to worry about. If you need reassurance, talk with your mum or someone older, even a teacher.
- 1 decade ago
it sounds normal.. when it was my first time that i got my period it came out kinda brownish and sometimes it still does i believe its just a sign to let you know that the big red sign is coming and you need to wear a pad or else youll get stained. but if you want to feel safer just see you doctor.
- Curly girlyLv 41 decade ago
well i think u might have had it =]
usually ur first period comes VERY light and short!
either that or u had a brownish discharge... lol i dont knwo what that means tho... maybe a infection?
i doubt it tho
lol i bet it was ur first period!
ur a woman now! CONGRATES! :)
lol its not as hard as it seems really! lol
hope it is ur period & good luck!
- 1 decade ago
To this date that is how my period starts.