If you are between the ages of 11-15, you can expect to get your period for the first time during these years. You can begin having periods that are regular from the start, or you can have irregular periods for a few years until they normalize. Either way, you must have a lot of questions.
If you are having a regular ovulatory period, your symptoms can occur like clockwork. You have about 3-5 days of bleeding followed by a week or so of no bleeding until you ovulate. After you ovulate, you have 14 days before period starts again. The whole cycle lasts about 28 days, although it can be longer if you ovulate late.
As anyone who has had a menstrual period knows, they are not without symptoms. Some people have very few symptoms of their menstrual period, while others have severe symptoms, such as flu-like symptoms, nausea, PMS symptoms, period cramps, and abnormal bleeding that makes those period days difficult to tolerate. Some women have such severe symptoms during the period that after the period, they feel exhausted and have a hard time getting back to their normal life.
If you are trying to get pregnant or wonder if you are pregnant, it pays to know the symptoms of pregnancy very early in the process. That way you can know you are pregnant at the earliest possible time and not after a missed period.