Menstrual Cycle Lasting 9-10 Days: Menstruation at Age 10 – 11 Years

Question: Is it normal for an 11 year old child to have menstruation for 9 to 10 days? How common is it for a 10-11 years old girl to have her Menstruation?

Menstrual Cycle at 10-11 Years Old

Answer: Menstruation is a part of physiological process occurring in every girl’s life. It a one of the many physical signs that indicates a girl is turning into a woman.

The usual age of occurrence of menses is 12 to 14 years, it may occur as early as 10 to 11 years in some girls, while in some girls menstruation can be as late as 15 to 16 years.

Menstruation is the periodic flow of blood from the uterus after 28 days on an average, the range being 24 to 32 days.

Menstrual Cycle Lasting 9-10 Days

Menstrual flow lasting for 9 days may be present in some girls; it is due to the hormonal changes occurring during that period. If the bleeding occurs for a long duration in every cycle she has to consult a gynecologist regarding the excessive bleeding.

As the girl gets older the menstrual cycle becomes regular, but in initial months the period may be irregular.

When the girl goes through the pubertal changes she may experience many changes occurring in her body this changes are called secondary sexual characteristics.

Like enlargement of breast, pubic hair and hair in underarms, voice change in some girls, acne,and  cramps during menses.


  1. M L said:

    My daughter is 10 and she has already had 4 periods and they have been pretty regular. She has had a pretty heavy flow the last two times and I am wondering if there is anything we can do to slow it down some? I do know it is going to take some time before it is going to be regular but to see your little girl cry because her period is coming every 2 weeks or she is bleeding threw her pads. It breaks a mother’s heart. What can we do?

    January 2, 2011

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