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11 Day Period

Hi Gemmah, I’ve just had my first period and it lasted for 11 days. Should I be worried?

Gemmah Says

Congratulations on your first period & welcome to the club!

On average, a period lasts between 3 to 5 days. But it can vary anywhere between 2 to 7 days! First periods can be a little unpredictable & they don’t always follow the rules. So if you find your next period also lasts longer than a week, it’s best to pay a visit to your GP, just to make sure everything’s good.

To learn more about periods, check out our Complete Guide.