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    I am 15 and got my first period yesterday. I use a mixture or tampons and pads. Today when i pulled out my tampon(Excuse graphics) a big blob of thick blood fell out. Am i OK? what is this?

  • You're fine honey. It was a blood clot, they are pretty common.

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    • ok phew lol

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      • one more question sorry. it seems as if all i get are thick blood blobs not really an even/thinner blod flow. is that normal too? maybe because i just got my period?

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        • Yes it's normal when I first got my period I clotted a lot
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          • Yeah - basically it's the first time that your body is cleaning itself out. So it may be darker, thicker and clottier than what it normally may be. Don't be surprised if it is like this for the first couple of months.

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            • Before I went on the pill I saw that fairly frequently. It seems a bit odd, but it's normal. Getting your period isn't just a matter of absorbing coloured fluid like they show on the commercials!

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              • Originally posted by Katsaly View Post
                Getting your period isn't just a matter of absorbing coloured fluid like they show on the commercials!
                Isn't that the truth!!!

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                • im thinking of the pill, my sister is on it but im not sure yet. heard all these stories of side effects etc. ahhhh lol

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                  • You just started your period. Give it some time before you go on the pill!

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                    • no i didnt mean now lol. like in a couple months.

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                      • also have another question..

                        i have my period but i have like no cramps. every like 12 hours ill get something little(can bearly feel it) and thats it. do some women get this too? all my freinds get cramps

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                        • and i was reading online that for your first cycle you should use a mixture of pads and tampons but i HATE pads!! is it ok if i just use tampons. i have for the last day lol

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                          • Originally posted by Stephy View Post
                            also have another question..

                            i have my period but i have like no cramps. every like 12 hours ill get something little(can bearly feel it) and thats it. do some women get this too? all my freinds get cramps
                            You may be lucky and not get cramps or not bad ones at least. You'll know better after a few months.

                            Originally posted by Stephy View Post
                            and i was reading online that for your first cycle you should use a mixture of pads and tampons but i HATE pads!! is it ok if i just use tampons. i have for the last day lol
                            Use whatever feels comfortable to you. Just be sure to educate yourself regarding TSS. Use the lowest absorbancy tampon that is comfortable to you. Don't use the supers thinking you won't have to change them as much. I change mine every 4-6 hours depending on flow. I use tampons 99% of the time, but I don't use them at night.

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                            • well is it bad to use a super and change it every 4 hours and have it like almost full?

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