Knowing how long your period lasts can be helpful. That way, you won’t be playing a is-my-period-still-here guessing game each morning when you wake up.
Knowing how long your period lasts can also help you plan ahead. If you know your period is due to last for a few more days, you can toss a few extra ALWAYS Ultra pads in your school bag or stock up on some TAMPAX if you’re planning a trip to the beach in the middle of your period.
Knowing how long your period normally lasts can also help you determine whether the blood in your knickers is your period, spotting or something a little more abnormal.
If it seemed like you got your period but it was super light and lasted much shorter than usual, this may not have been your period at all. It may have just been spotting in between periods.