PUBERTY

Puberty is the time when you physically become an adult. During puberty, your body goes through lots of changes. And your emotions might feel stronger and more intense. People usually start going through puberty between ages 8 and 14. Females often start puberty before males do. Puberty doesn’t happen all at once. It comes in stages and takes many years. Bodies are unique, so puberty is different for each person. Everyone goes through puberty at their own pace. Puberty is a normal part of life. But it’s still common to feel anxious, excited, and confused about it. Knowing what to expect can make puberty changes seem less weird or stressful. And talking to your parents or other adults you trust also helps. After all, they’ve gone through puberty too. So they probably understand how you feel, and have good advice.

Puberty is controlled by hormones, and these hormones affect your feelings as well as your body. During puberty, your emotions may become stronger and more intense. It’s common to go through mood swings — when your feelings change quickly and randomly. During puberty, you’ll probably start having more sexual thoughts and urges. You may feel attracted to males, females, or both — this is sometimes called having a crush. And you might notice that you’re sexually excited (commonly known as horny or turned on) a lot. As you get older, these feelings probably won't be as strong. Some people masturbate to release this sexual tension and explore their sexuality. Others wait for the feelings to pass. Either way is totally normal. Puberty can be a very confusing time in your life. Your emotions may seem like they’re out of control. One minute you feel on top of the world, and the next minute you’re down in the dumps. Feeling this way is hard, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Talking with adults you trust may help you sort out your feelings. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters, teachers, and counselors can comfort and support you.  Finding activities that are fun and healthy can help you deal with stress and your feelings, and release extra energy. Physical activity, writing, music, art, or talking with friends are great ways to express your emotions and feel good about yourself.

It’s totally normal to have lots of questions about your body and what goes on during puberty. Talking with adults you trust is one of the best ways to get answers to all your questions and concerns. You can ask your parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles, older brothers and sisters, teachers, counselors — really any adult you trust who cares about you and your health. Every grown-up you know has been a teenager. Chances are they’ve been through similar stuff as you, and they can give you good advice. And if they don't know the answers to your questions, they can help you get information from a trustworthy source.

There’s no way around it — your body’s gonna change a lot during puberty. Here’s what to expect. 1. You may get acne (zits or pimples) on your face and body. If pimples are stressing you out or causing problems in your life, talk to a doctor. 2. You start to sweat more, and you may have body odor (when your sweat smells bad). You may want to shower more and start using deodorant. 3. Hair grows under your armpits. 4. Hair grows around your genitals — this is called pubic hair. 5. You may grow more hair on your arms and legs, and the hair may get darker. 6. You may feel some pain in your arms and legs as you grow (“growing pains”). 7. Your breasts develop and get bigger. 8. Your hips get wider and your body may become curvier. 9. You start getting your period. 10. Your labia may change color and grow bigger.

There’s no way around it — your body’s gonna change a lot during puberty. Here’s what to expect. 1.You may get acne (zits or pimples) on your face and body. If pimples are stressing you out or causing problems in your life, talk to a doctor. 2. You start to sweat more, and you may have body odor (when your sweat smells bad). You may want to shower more and start using deodorant. 3. Hair grows under your armpits. 4. Hair grows around your genitals — this is called pubic hair. 5. You may grow more hair on your arms and legs, and the hair may get darker. 6. You may feel some pain in your arms and legs as you grow (“growing pains”). 7. Your voice gets lower or deeper. It may crack sometimes while it’s changing, but that’s totally normal and eventually goes away. Your Adam’s apple (bump in your throat) might get bigger and more visible as this happens. 8. Your penis and testicles get bigger. 9. Hair may grow on your face, chest, and back. 10. Your chest and shoulders get broader. 11. You may have swelling around your nipples during puberty. This can look like the start of breasts, but it usually goes away. This happens to about half of males, and it can last for a few months or up to a few years.

It’s normal to feel weird or uncomfortable bringing up the changes in your body, dating, or sex with your parents or other adults, but they care about you and want to help. The grown-ups in your life will probably be glad that you came to them with questions, especially with stuff like bodies, health, and sex. And once you start talking, it gets easier every time. Sometimes it’s helpful to have a plan ahead of time, so you can make sure to get all your questions answered. Here are some tips to start the conversation: 1. Give them a heads-up ahead of time that you want to talk. That way you don’t catch them off guard or when they’re too busy to focus. It also lets them know that it’s something important to you that they should listen to and take seriously. 2. It’s okay to tell them if you feel nervous. You can say something like, “This feels a little awkward for me, but I wanted to talk with you about…” 3. Think of questions you want to ask and write them down first. Be as clear as you can, and try to be open and honest about what you want to know. 4. If you feel more comfortable asking questions about your body or sexual health over email or text, go for it! For some people it’s easier to write their questions than to say them. The most important thing is that you talk with an adult you trust, no matter how you need to do it. 5. If you really can't talk to your parents or guardian about what's going on with your body, find an adult you trust — like an older sibling, cousin, aunt or uncle, grandparent, teacher, counselor, or doctor — to answer your questions. 

Penises are different, no 2 are exactly alike. Thick or thin, long or short, straight or with a little curve — everyone’s got their own thing going on in the penis department. So unless it hurts or feels uncomfortable, it's safe to say your penis is totally normal. At some point during puberty, penises start to get bigger and longer. This happens at different ages for different people. It can take several years for your penis to grow to its final size. For adults, the average penis size is about 2.5 to 5 inches long when flaccid (soft). And it’s about 5 to 7 inches long when erect (hard). The size of your penis when it's flaccid (soft) doesn't really have anything to do with how big it gets when it’s hard. Some penises get much bigger when they’re erect, and others stay pretty much the same size. A lot of people stress about the size of their penis, but there really isn't one “normal” size. And the myth that “bigger is always better” is just not true. Instead of getting hung up on numbers and measurements, it’s better to love your body the way it already is. And you might still be growing, so try not to worry. The bottom line is: all penises are different. And the way your penis looks has nothing to do with how good sex will feel, or how good you’ll be at sex. 

when a person is in deep sleep, he sometimes gets erotic dreams. These dreams lead tosexual arousal and may result in ejaculation of semen during the sleep itself. This process is called as a "wet dreams ". It is also called a " nightfall" or " dreamfall " in common language. Medically it is known as the " nocturnal emission ".

The terms ejaculation indicates discharge. Ejaculation is, generally the end point of sexual intercourse/ sexual stimulation. The process in which the semen comes out of the penis is called ejaculation.

Testicles (i.e. balls) are your body's sperm factory. During puberty, your testicles start making and storing sperm, and they’ll make sperm 24/7 for the rest of your life. Testicles have a lot of work to do. They also make testosterone — the hormone that gives you facial hair, bigger muscles, a lower voice, and a sex drive. Even though many people call them "balls," testicles aren't exactly round — they're more oval, like an egg. There are usually 2 testicles. Most of the time 1 testicle hangs lower than the other, or 1 testicle is a little bigger than the other one. But sometimes they’re even. Either way is totally normal. The sack that holds your testicles is called the scrotum — it’s your body’s automatic sperm protection system. The muscles in your scrotum move to keep the sperm inside your testicles at a healthy temperature. You might notice that your scrotum hangs lower when you’re warm, and it pulls up closer to your body when you’re cold. Scrotums and testicles also sometimes move closer to your body when you’re about to ejaculate (cum). Scrotums are usually a little darker than the rest of your skin, but not always. Some people’s scrotums are longer and hang lower; others sit up a little higher. Scrotums are usually wrinkly and covered with hair. Many people have lots of tiny, painless bumps on their scrotum or penis shaft. These are called Fordyce spots — they’re totally normal and don’t cause any health problems. Testicles and scrotums are sensitive, so touching them gently can feel good. Many people like having their scrotum and testicles touched during sexual activity. But for others, testicles are a "hands-off" area. You can tell your sexual partners what feels good to you when the time comes. Testicles are pretty fragile. Hitting, twisting, or rough handling can hurt a lot. When you’re playing sports, protect your testicles with a jockstrap and cup. It’s a good idea to feel your testicles to learn what’s normal for you, so you can tell if there are any changes. If you have a new lump, sharp pain, itching, bumps, or any other changes in your scrotum or testicles, go to a doctor, nurse  right away. It could be jock itch (a fungal infection), a more serious condition called testicular torsion, or an STD. And even though it’s rare, some teens get testicular cancer. You can stay healthy by getting regular checkups from your doctor and paying attention to any changes in your testicles.

Semen consist of sperms and seminal fluid. Every male has two testicles. After puberty sperms are continuously produced by these testicles. The production of semen is under the control of male sex hormones.

No. This is a wrong notion. The production of semen is a continuous process after puberty

Adolescents may worry about scar like lesions on the underside of the penis. However, this is not a scar of any sexually transmitted disease but is formed during foetal development. This portion of skin looks like a web. It is a normal phenomenon.

No, it does not. Since the conception/reproduction begins from the already deposited sperms in vagina, it has no dependence on the size of the penis.

Viagra is a drug which is used for people who are unable to have penile erection. It enhances the effect of the chemical compound which increases blood flow to the penis and causes penile erection. Viagra does not cause erection by itself, but it assists the body in attaining erection.

Nightfall generally starts at puberty and stops as a person starts having sex. However, sometimes due to long period of sexual abstinence, one may experience nightfall.

Repeated ejaculation do not cause any harmful effect on the health of an individual.

Nightfall is a natural phenomenon. It does not cause any ill effect on human body and hence no medication or treatment is required.

Nocturnal emission is a normal, physiological process related to human sexuality. It does not require any medical treatment. There are no medicines available to prevent nocturnal emissions.

Smoking or tobacco have no effect on nightfall. However, they tend to reduce the sperm count in a person.

No. Known medicine, herbs or remedy can increase semen production. However, the quantity of sperms in the semen can be reduced in severe psychological stress.

Physical exercise is not related to nightfall. These are two different aspects altogether. However, regular physical exercise can distract the attention of an adolescent from nightfall, improve his self - esteem and help in coping with this psychological stress. Hence one may observe an accidental correlation between these two activities.

Acne is a result of hormonal disbalance and unhealthy lifestyle. It has no relation with wet dreams even though both occur during the same age.

Nightfall is a physiological activity which is not related to intellectual or mental health in any way. However, some people tend to believe that nightfall decreases their self esteem and distract them. This is completely a myth and should be corrected.

No. Sexually transmitted disease (STDs) or AIDS are infections which are passed from an infected person to another through sexual intercourse. Nightfall have nothing to do with it.

No.

Ejaculation is an end point of sexual arousal in males,for which erection of the penis is a necessity. It cannot take place without erection.

Nightfall is a normal, physiological phenomenon and a natural outlet for repressed sexual thoughts and feelings. It does not produce any adverse effect on the body. Moreover, there is no reason for one to feel guilty about the occurrence of nightfall.

The odour of semen can vary. Most often it might be fishy.

Everyone's breasts develop at a different rate. Most of the time, your breasts develop between the ages of 8 and 14. You might start growing breasts around the same time as your relatives (like your mom or sisters) did. It can take a long time for your breasts to finish developing (growing) during puberty - it’s something that usually keeps happening over time. Sometimes the changes are slow, other times they may seem to happen overnight. It's normal for breasts to feel sore or tender as they develop. Everyone develops at a different time — some people will start getting breasts before most of their friends, and others take a little longer. Usually breast development is the first sign of puberty, but for some people breasts keep developing until late in puberty. If you’re worried about your breasts growing very big or not growing at all, visit your doctor to make sure everything is OK.

Breasts and nipples come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. During puberty, your breasts develop and get bigger. When it comes to breasts, almost anything is normal — all sizes, shapes, and colors. Breasts can range from little to big, and it's common for them to be somewhat different sizes. Your breasts will change throughout your life. Things like going through pregnancy and just aging normally affects the size and shape of your breasts. Breasts are mostly fat, so anytime you lose or gain weight your breasts can change. It's also normal for breasts to be swollen or sore before and during your period. It's common to have stretch marks on your breasts (or other parts of your body) — pink, red, brown, or white lines on your skin that may be a little bit raised or bumpy. Stretch marks can happen when your body changes shape and your skin can’t quite keep up (like when breasts develop all of a sudden during puberty). Most stretch marks fade over time and become harder to see. Just like with breasts, there's no one way that nipples are supposed to look. Both nipples and areolas (the circular skin around your nipple) come in different sizes and colors, from light pink to brownish black. The color of your nipples usually relates to your skin color. It’s also totally normal to have some hairs growing around your nipples. Some nipples stick out like buttons, and others are inverted (tucked in) and look more like slits. Your nipples can get hard (erect) and pop out when you’re cold, sexually excited (turned on), nervous, or if something or someone touches them. Breasts and nipples are sexually sensitive, so touching them can feel good. Many people like having their breasts touched during sexual activity. But if you don't like having your breasts or nipples touched, that's totally normal, too. It’s up to you to decide what feels good and what doesn’t — and you can tell your sexual partners what feels good to you when the time comes. Breasts can also play a totally different role: you can use breasts for breastfeeding if you have a baby. Many people worry about the size of their breasts, but try not to stress about it. Whether yours are big or small, all sizes are normal, and a part of your how your body is put together. There are no pills, creams, devices, or special exercises that can change the size of your breasts — the best way to go is to try and love your body the way it is. Some people’s breasts are big enough to cause pain or chronic back problems, so they may decide to get surgery to make their breasts smaller. If you have questions or concerns about your breasts, talk to a doctor or an adult you trust.

Many people say “vagina” when they’re actually talking about the vulva. The vulva is the outside, visible part of your genitals — your labia (lips), clitoris, vaginal opening, and the opening to your urethra (the hole you pee out of). The vagina is the inside - the stretchy tube that connects your vulva to your cervix and uterus.  There’s really no such thing as a “normal” looking vulva. Vaginas and vulvas are as unique as faces — they all have the same parts, but everyone’s looks a little different. Labia (the inner and outer lips) come in all shapes and sizes. People can have dangly labia, puffy labia, or barely-there labia. Some people’s inner labia stick out past their outer labia, and others have inner labia that are more tucked in. Some people have wide vaginal openings, others have smaller ones. The clitoris can be big or small, and it may stick out or be tucked away under the clitoral hood. It’s totally common for your vulva to be asymmetrical (when one side looks different than the other). And vulvas come in a whole rainbow of skin colors, from dark brown to purple to tan to light pink, with many different textures, types, and amounts of pubic hair. Most people with vulvas are born with thin tissue that stretches over part of the opening of their vagina — this is called the hymen. Some people have hymens that cover most of their vaginal opening, and others barely have a hymen at all. As time goes by, normal, everyday activities can cause your hymen to stretch and open up — like riding a bike, doing sports, or putting something in your vagina (like a tampon or finger). Having penis-in-vagina sex can also stretch your hymen. 

The best way to clean your vulva is to just wash the outside parts with water and mild soap (you can just do this when you’re in the shower). Never put soaps or other cleaners up inside your vagina. You don’t need to clean the inside of your vagina — it already cleans itself. It’s normal for your vagina and vaginal discharge to have a light smell, even when it’s clean. But don’t stress — it’s not something other people can notice. And you don’t need to douche, or use vaginal deodorants or any other kind of “feminine hygiene” sprays or washes. In fact, douching and using scented “feminine hygiene” products can actually cause irritation and infections.

Removal of pubic hair is one’s own choice. However, there can be foul odour in that area so trimming them regularly makes you more comfortable and hygienic.

Menstruation (also known as having your period) is when blood from your uterus drips out of your vagina for a few days every month. You start getting your period during puberty, usually when you’re around 12-15 years old. Your menstrual cycle is what makes your period come every month. It’s controlled by hormones in your body. The purpose of the menstrual cycle is to help your body get ready for pregnancy. Your menstrual cycle = the time from the 1st day of your period to the 1st day of your next period. 

When you menstruate, your body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb). Menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the small opening in the cervix and passes out of the body through the vagina. Most menstrual periods last from 3 to 5 days.

Generally, girls start menstruating around the age of 12 to 14 years. The age at menarche depends upon heredity, nutritional status, environment, physical developmental etc. It differs from person to person

There's no way to know exactly when you'll get your first period. One day, you’ll see blood in your underwear or on your sheets, and boom — there it is! There may be signs of your first period (like cramps, bloating, or pimples), but this doesn’t happen for everyone. Most people get their first period between ages 12 and 15, but some people get theirs earlier or later than that. Your period might start around the time it did for other people you’re related to, like your mom or sisters. If you don't get your period by the time you're 16, it’s a good idea to go to your doctor just to make sure everything’s okay. It’s totally normal to be anxious or curious about getting your period, but try not to stress about it too much. Everyone’s body is different, so everyone starts their periods at different times. You never know when it’s going to show up, so carrying a tampon or pad in your bag can help you feel more ready for when your first period comes.

Some people get signs that their periods are coming — like bloating, pimples, sore breasts, and feeling emotional. Many people get cramps in their belly, lower back, or legs before their period. These symptoms are called PMS. Not everybody has signs that their periods are about to start. And sometimes the signs change month-to-month. As you get older, it usually gets easier to tell when your period is coming. Many people mark the days they have their period on their calendar or on an app. Keeping track of your periods will help you know when your next period is coming. It can also tell you if your period is late or early. It’s really common to have periods that don’t come at the exact same time every month — especially when you’re a teenager. 

Keeping a tampon or pad in your bag can help you be prepared for your period, no matter when it shows up. If you start your period and don't have a tampon or pad, you can ask a parent, friend, teacher, or the school nurse for one. Don’t be shy. Almost all people with periods have borrowed a tampon or pad at some point. If you’re stuck somewhere without a tampon or pad, you can fold up a bunch of toilet paper or a clean sock or washcloth and put it in your underwear to soak up the blood. If your clothes accidently get stained, you can wrap a sweater around your waist or ask to go home. You can also keep a change of clothes in your bag. Again, try not to be embarrassed, everyone who has a period has accidentally bled on their underwear or clothes before. It happens.

Normally menstruation stops permanently around the age of 45 to 50 years. This phase is called 'menopause'. However, the age at menopause may vary in different individual.

There are no external signs to know whether you or any other woman is on periods.

Your menstrual cycle lasts from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period. The average menstrual cycle is about 25-30 days, but it can be as short as 21 days or longer than 35. It’s different from person to person. The number of days in your cycle may also vary from month to month. When you get your period, it’s normal to bleed anywhere from 2 to 7 days. The average person loses anywhere between 1-6 tablespoons of menstrual fluid during each period. It can be thin or clumpy, and varies in color from dark red to brown or pink. (When you start having your period). Everyone’s body is different, so their periods are different too what’s “normal” varies from person to person, and can change over your lifetime. Some birth control methods or health conditions may also affect your period.

The pain generally is a result of certain infections of pelvic organs. Also it’s normal during the first few years of start of menstruation and it gradually decreases with age.You can take medicines to relieve pain, eat nutritious diet, and do physical exercise.

Pads, tampons, and cups let you go about your normal life during your period, without getting blood on your clothes or sheets. Tampons and cups go inside your vagina, and pads are worn in your underwear. Tampons are little plugs made of cotton that fit inside your vagina and soak up menstrual blood. You can wear tampons and cups in the water, and during all kinds of sports and activities.

It’s totally up to you! Think about your lifestyle and what will best fit your needs. It’s also helpful to try different products, or ask a friend or family member what works for them. It’s common to use different things at different times during your period. For example, someone may use tampons during the day and pads at night. You can also wear a pad while you’re using a tampon or cup, for backup protection in case of leaks. Don’t use scented tampons or pads, vaginal deodorants, or douches — they can lead to irritation or infection. Some people worry about the way their period smells, but chances are that no one will be able to tell that you have your period. Just make sure to change your pad, tampon, or cup often.

Pads come in different sizes — they can be thin for when you’re not bleeding much, regular, or thick for heavier bleeding. You can use whichever kind feels most comfortable to you. Stick the pad in your underwear using the sticky strip on the back. Some reusable pads are held in place with snaps or the elastic in your underwear. Change your pad every few hours, or when it's soaked with blood. Wrap used pads in the wrapper or toilet paper and throw them in the trash. Flushing used pads or wrappers down the toilet will clog it up.

Tampons come in different “sizes” (absorbencies), like light, regular, and super. It’s best to use the lowest or lightest absorbency that lasts you a few hours. Some tampons come with applicators — small sticks made of cardboard or plastic that helps you put the tampon in your vagina. And some tampons don’t have an applicator, so you just put them in with your finger. Wash your hands and get into a comfortable position. You can squat, put one leg up, or sit on the toilet with your knees apart. Push the tampon into your vagina using the applicator or your finger, depending on what kind of tampon you have. Inserting a tampon in your vagina is more comfortable if you’re relaxed. Using tampons with smooth, rounded applicators may make it easier. You can also put a little bit of lubricant on the tip of the tampon or applicator. If you’re having trouble, ask someone you trust (like your mom, sister, or another person you trust who has used tampons) to show you how to put the tampon into your vagina. Throw the wrapper and applicator in the trash — don’t flush them. It’s best to change your tampon every 4-6 hours. Don’t leave your tampon in for more than 8 hours. You can wear a tampon overnight, but put it in right before bed and change it as soon as you get up in the morning.

There are different kinds of cups, and they all come with specific step-by-step instructions and pictures. Cups may look kind of big, but most people can’t feel them once they’re in. Wash your hands and get into a comfortable position. You can squat, put one leg up, or sit on the toilet with your knees apart. Squeeze or fold the cup so it’s narrow, and slide it into your vagina with your fingers. Use the directions that came with your cup to figure out the best way to squeeze it and how to place the cup. Putting a cup in your vagina is more comfortable if you’re relaxed. If you’re having trouble, ask someone you trust (like your mom, sister, or another person you trust) to show you how to put it in your vagina. Some cups need to be put high into your vagina, near your cervix. Others sit in the lower part of your vagina. If cup is uncomfortable or in the wrong spot, takes it out and try again. You wear a menstrual cup for 8-12 hours at a time, or until it’s full. Some menstrual cups have a little stem that you pull on to take it out. Others are removed by hooking a finger around the rim, squeezing it, and pulling it out. Most cups are reusable: you use the same cup over and over. Empty it into the toilet, sink, or shower drain, and wash it out before reusing it. If you're in a place where you can’t wash your cup, just empty it and put it back in. You can wash it later when you’re in a private bathroom or at home. Always follow the cleaning and storage directions that came with your cup.

During puberty, you’ll start getting vaginal discharge (wet stuff that comes out of your vagina). You’ll probably start seeing this discharge on your underwear. It can look clear, white, or slightly yellow, especially when it dries on underwear. Around your period, it may be brown or pink (this is sometimes called “spotting.”). Your vaginal discharge changes throughout your menstrual cycle. Some days you’ll have more discharge than others, and it may get thicker or thinner, or change color a little bit. Most discharge is totally normal — it’s part of your vagina’s way of cleaning itself. It's a good idea to pay attention to what your vulva and vaginal discharge normally looks and smells like, so you’ll know if something changes — it could be a sign of an infection. If you have discharge that’s green, grey, foamy, clumpy, and/or has a strong fishy smell, visit a doctor, nurse. Don’t worry — vaginal infections are really common, and they’re usually easy to treat. When you’re sexually excited (horny or turned on), you might notice that your vagina feels more wet than usual. That’s because your vagina makes a clear, slippery fluid that acts like a natural lubricant, to lower friction during sex. This is your body’s way of getting ready for sex and making sex feel more comfortable.

Females secrete certain fluids after the orgasm which corresponds to ejaculation of semen in males.

It’s really common to have irregular menstrual cycles at some point in your life — especially when you first start getting your period. Examples of irregular periods include: 1. Missing a period altogether. 2. Your period coming early or late. 3. Different PMS symptoms. 4. Heavier or lighter bleeding than usual. 5. Bleeding longer than usual. 6. Unpredictable timing of periods from month to month. Keeping track of your periods and symptoms on a menstrual cycle calendar or in an app is good way to learn what’s normal for your body, and help you know if anything changes. Some people’s periods are irregular a lot. It may just be the way their body naturally works, or it can be caused by a health problem. If many of your periods are irregular, unpredictable, or abnormal, talk with a doctor to make sure everything’s okay. They can also help you find a hormonal birth control method that may help make your period lighter and/or more regular.

Contact your doctor if: 1.You’re worried that you might be pregnant because you’ve had unprotected sex and missed your period. 2. Your period is so heavy that you have to change pads or tampons frequently. 3. Your period lasts much longer than usual, or longer than 7 days. 4. You're light-headed, dizzy, or your pulse is racing. 5. You’re 16 years old and still haven’t gotten your period. 7. You have severe pain before or during your period. 8. You have unusual bleeding between periods. 9. You suddenly feel sick or get a fever when using a tampon. 10. Your periods or PMS keeps you from your normal day-to-day activities. 11. Your periods stop or suddenly become irregular. 12. Your period comes more often than every 21 days or less often than every 45 days. 13. You get very anxious or depressed around the time you get your period.

No, it’s not! If you have a tampon or menstrual cup in, it’s extremely unlikely that any blood will get in the water, unless you leak through the tampon or menstrual cup. If you have a leak or choose to go without period protection, you’re still covered. Pools are chlorinated to protect swimmers against the spread of bodily fluids such as sweat, urine, and menstruation. Even salt water pools have chlorination to prevent this, so you’re not endangering your health (or anyone else’s) by swimming on your period.

The water pressure will stop your period flow temporarily. If you sneeze or cough in the water, there’s a chance a tiny amount of blood will come out, but it will not be noticeable, as the water will dilute it.Once you get out of the pool, your flow will go back to normal, so there is a chance for leakage at this point.When you get out, cover yourself with a towel and head straight to the locker room or bathroom so you can change and get a pad on.

Mostly it will happen before your menstuation.This weight gain is related to hormonal changes. Some girls that experience weight gain before their period also report that their breasts get slightly larger and tender, some experience constipation, while others crave certain foods. Unfortunately, these are most likely the exact types of food you should be avoiding at this time.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by hormones. Luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone, which are produced by the pituitary gland, promote ovulation and stimulate the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone.

There are two holes in your vagina, one is called the urethral opening and one is the vaginal opening. Pee comes out of the first and the second spot is where your tampon goes when you are having your period.

It's normal to gain about three to five pounds during your period. Generally, it willgo away a few days after your period starts. Period-related weight gain is caused by hormonal fluctuations. Period bloating and gastrointestinal issues might also create the sensation of weight gain. But after that with proper diet and exrcise weight loss can be visible.

Brown/dark red period color: At the beginning or end of your period, blood can be a dark brown/red shade and can have a thick consistency—but it’s also normal for the first signs of your period to be bright red and more fluid-y. If your period blood appears brownish at the start or end, it’s because the blood is older and took longer to leave your uterus. The uterine lining darkens the longer it takes to leave the body. Period blood clots are normal on the heaviest days of your period and can appear deep red or almost dark black as well.

Bright red period color: Period flow typically becomes heavier on the second or third day of the cycle as the uterine lining sheds faster. Bright red period blood is newer blood, thus it doesn’t have time to darken before it exits your body.

Pink: Spotting is any bleeding that happens outside of your regular period. Some people experience spotting mid-cycle, also known as ovulation bleeding.

Gray: If you have grayish discharge, talk to your doctor as this can be the sign of an infection or a miscarriage.

1.       One-time irregularity :A person may occasionally have a shorter menstrual cycle that includes two periods in a month.

2.       Young age: Irregular menstrual cycles are common in young people who have just started to have periods. Hormone levels fluctuate significantly during puberty.

3.       Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that is similar to uterine tissue grows in other areas of the body. Endometriosis can cause abdominal pain, abnormal cramping, and irregular bleeding. Sometimes, bleeding can be heavy enough to seem like another period. Then you need to visit doctor.

4.       Thyroid problems: The thyroid is a regulator of hormonal processes in the body. This small, butterfly-shaped gland sits just in front of the throat and controls functions, such as body temperature and metabolism. Irregular menstrual cycles are a common symptom associated with thyroid problems. 

5.       Uterine fibroids: Uterine fibroids are growths that occur in the uterus. Fibroids are usually not cancerous but can cause bleeding, especially heavy menstrual bleeding.

 
 
 

 

Some months you may not ovulate at all (often the case during these years), and your ovaries may notpump out predictable levels of estrogen and progesterone. This imbalance can cause the uterine lining to become too thick. Then, when you get yourperiod, it can take long time for the lining to shed.

Your period (menstruation) is body's way of releasing tissue that it no longer required. Every month, your body prepares for pregnancy. The lining of your uterus gets thicker as preparation for nurturing a fertilized egg. An egg is released and is ready to be fertilized and settle in the lining of your uterus.

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No. Known medicine, herbs or remedy can increase semen production. However, the quantity of sperms in the semen can be reduced in severe psychological stress.

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