Period Fact #6 – Will her period hurt?
Welcome back to our Friday series on Period Facts. Today’s topic is ‘Will Her Period Hurt?’ Periods themselves shouldn’t hurt. Some girls experience cramping during their periods which happens when the uterus contracts or tightens as it is working to flush the lining of the uterus. Bloating caused from extra fluid in the abdomen may also cause discomfort.
Cramping usually happens in the abdomen or the area below the belly button. If your daughter has burning, itching or sharp pain around her vagina then it is probably best to discuss her concerns with a doctor.