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  • Hey Vicki! I haven't started yet and I'm almost 12, is that un normal? And I'm also afraid as I don't know how to tell my mum!!??!! And Vicki please tell me what does discharge mean?

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there is no need to feel embarrassed talking to her about periods.  It is normal for girls to start their period any time between the ages of 8-18 and the best way of knowing when it might happen is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.  Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection.

  • I usually get discharge on a regular basis (every other day if not everyday) and for the past 2 weeks it just stopped. Does this mean im closer or further away from getting my period? Is this even normal or am i just worrying myself?

    Discharge often comes and goes from time to time and this is nothing to be anxious about, nor does it mean your period is due anytime soon.

  • Can you wear a tampon for REALLY HEAVY discharge??
    Thanx

    NO NEVER. Tampons are designed for menstrual use only. If you find that your pant liner does not protect you on heavier days you may want to switch to a pad.

  • Hi Vicky,
    Does discharge happen every day 6-12 months before first period or is it one time in the month like a period? I can't seem to find out and my mum doesn't know!

    Not everyone experiences discharge and for those that do, they very often find that some days none is present at all. The amount, colour and texture of discharge is dictated by little chemicals in our bodies called hormones and their levels can vary from day to day.

  • I have discharge coming from my vagina, I am 11 and I haven't started my periods yet. It comes out white but it dries yellow in my underwear and it doesn't particularly smell nice. I haven't told my mum yet because I have been to embarrassed. How do I tell her and is it normal?

    Discharge is often creamy yellow in colour and I am sure your mum has already noticed this when she does the weekly laundry and will understand that this is part of your journey to becoming a young adult, so you really do not have to speak to her about this, if you do not yet feel ready.

  • HI Vicki am 11 my discharge came it dry`s up sometimes and turns yellow/brown. Its not dark when is comes out its white and sticky it dose not smell. My mom says it means my body is changing and my peirod will come soon.

    Your mum is right so try not to worry.  Discharge is usually a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and is also used as a sign that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  It is also normal for discharge to appear yellow when it dries out.

  • Hi Vicki,
    My period isn't due for about another week or two. I always have discharge inbetween periods but today when I wiped I had like almost pink blood in my pants. It was sort of pinky/red and I'm not sure what it was as my periods usually start of dark brown. Was it my period just coming early or is there a possibility it's something else? I read that some women experience pinkish discharge but I'm not sure!
    Thank you! Emma, 14 x

    It is normal to release discharge throughout your mentrual cycle so try not to worry and the pink blood you noticed was likely to be your period so be sure to ask your mum  or guardian to buy some sanitary towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Hey Vicki,
    URGENT...
    I am 12 years old and 57 kgs.
    I also feel wet all the time down there.
    My discharge is whitish.I haven't started my period yet.I feel really bad. I am really worried :(
    Please help me :(

    Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to your womb together with the normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they are ideal not only for protecting your underwear from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should your period arrive

  • Hi Vicki :-)
    I have had this light yellow stuff everyday is this discharge?
    Ps I have few pubic and armpit hair and small brestdsThanks

    This is discharge which is perfectly normal as it works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they are ideal for not only protecting your underwear from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should your period arrive.

  • Hi vicki,
    I have been having discharge for a while and one day I noticed a bit of brown stuff in my pants and I don't know what it was.

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some sanitary towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Hi Vicki!
    It's Dasha! Please answer this as fast as you can! So i have been having like really watery discharge like it has no colour but then it drys out and it's yellowish and i have been having it for 2 years now and a few months ago i got this small dot of discharge very thick and white and the same thing happend to me a day go. Is this normal? What is that? Why is it happening (the small dots of thick discharge)?
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    Hi Dasha, please try not to worry as it is perfectly normal for discharge to appear yellow when it dries out and also to release thick mucus at times.  You might like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Liners which are currently on promotion as a free gift in with our pack of Lil-Lets teens Day towels which would be good to keep ready for when your period arrives.

  • Hi vicky
    I get discharges a lot every since i was 12. I am 13 now. I can feel the coming out sometimes. And it comes out whute on my underwear and its goey (sorry if thats unpleasant) but its not watery. Also when it drys out on my underwear it turns into a faint light brown but only when it tries out. Ive been definatley having it for over 6 months. Also i used to see small red dots-(im sure) on a tissue two years ago, im definatley sure i havent started. Can you help me?
    Thanks.

    This all sounds normal so try not to worry as discharge is the body's way of keeping the vagina clean and free of infection.  It is very normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before your period arrives so you might have a while longer to wait.  It is also normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle.

  • Hey Vicki, so i was wondering if it was normal to have a brown coloured discharge stain and the the next day it was back to the normal yellow. Could that stain have been my period? And if so i do competetive swimming so if im not there then im sure people would notice and theyll know im on my period because i never get ill. Is there a way i can avoid people knowing im on my period? Ive not had a period before just to let you know.

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so ask your mum to buy some sanitary protection for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.  As you do competitive swimming, you might like to consider trying our Lil-Lets Regular non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use, having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.  People will not be able to tell if you're on your period or not so please try not to worry.

  • Hey, is it normal to get discharge a year after your first period?

    It is normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle so try not to worry.  You might be interested in trying our Lil-Lets teens Liners which are part of a Summer promotional pack of towels at the moment.

  • My discharge is starting to smell.Is that normal? And what should i do if not?

    It is normal for discharge to have a slight odour but using pant liners and Lil-Lets Freshen-Up wipes will help you to feel fresh and clean down there.

  • Whats discharge?i feel dumb

    For all you need to know about Discharge read the section on our website under the puberty tab.

  • what are some clues that your periods are about to start?

    Discharge is a good clue and some people notice this for about 6-12 months before their period arrives.

  • Hi Vicki. Does everyone get discharge before their period? Or can you get your period without ever having any discharge?
    Thanks

    Some people never notice discharge and this is fine and very normal too.

  • hiya. i have been gettung discharge for a while and now it has gone like bright yellow like lemoney yellow what does this mean do i have and infection ???? PLEASE answer thank you kind regards.... x

    No you do not have an infection and discharge can vary from being clear and runny to creamy yellow and thick from day to day and this change is caused by the level of hormones in your body fluctuating and is nothing to worry about.

  • My friend has had discharge for 2 years now and she still hasnt had her period?? Is that a bad thing because she is only 12 though??



    No this is very normal and lots of girls experience discharge for more than a year, so tell your friend not to worry.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Would discharge come before, during or after periods? I am very curious about this, also, are there any sign of discharge?

    Discharge can be noticed before and in between periods and until your late twenties for some people.

  • I get like yellowish white marks in my underwear and I was wondering is this discharge?

    Yes this is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and healthy.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I've been having discharge for coming up 1 year and 6 months. Does this mean my period isn't far away? Sorry if inappropriate but the discharge is beginning to really irritate me. im almost 12 by the way if that helps at all
    Thanks in advance
    Little Lamb

    Hi Little Lamb, discharge is an excellent sign that your period is not too far away, so it would be a great idea to keep some pads or liners with you from now on. You should also be aware that some people continue to notice discharge in between their periods into their twenties.

  • Hi Vicki

    So I have 1 breast bud on my right and on my left there's nothing , I know it's normal for one to start before the other , but I am doing a swimming camp and the last time i did one earlier in July my breast bud showed through . I don't think there's any swimsuit with a minimum amount of padding there might be though , if I say it to my mum she'll say I don't need one , plz help. From:Lolliepeep 🍭🍭🍭

    Hi Lolliepeep, why not take a look on line at stores such as New Look or Primark, they very often have swimsuits with padding that can be removed if required.

  • Im 11 and Im getting really bad cramps and dishcharge.Should I ear a pad or liner?

    Only wear a liner if you feel uncomfortable, otherwise there is no need to use anything as discharge very easily washes out of underwear.

  • I keep finding beige coloured discharge and lots of it too....what does this mean please help me 😞
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    Discharge can vary in colour from clear to cream yellow and both are very normal.

  • Dear Vicki
    please help i am stressing out, so basically about a year ago i started noticing black spots on my discharge, they don't come all the time but the majority, so i looked it up online and i said that i could be a UTI!!!! what should i do i am sooooo.

    It is far more likely that this is your period or possibly even fluff from your underwear.

  • Hi Vicky! I'm 13 and have been having discharge for probably over a year now, I have had pubic hair for about 3 years, I have armpit hair and my boobs are still developing. My mum started her period when she was nearly 14 which I am fourteen in less than 2 months. 3 days ago, I found lots of brown discharge in my underwear, and had small cramps in the abdominal area , the next day however nothing has happened since, except normal white-yellow discharge. Do you know what has happened/will happen next??x

    This was most likely your first period, even though the amount of blood lost was very small, so share this news with your mum and ask that she purchases some pads and liners for you to keep in your drawer at home and bag when out and about.

  • Hey Vicki um I just started dicharge like a week ago and I use pads but my discharge is getting really heavy does that mean I'm close to my period

    Not necessarily. Discharge can often be heavy or light from day to day as the levels of hormones in your body fluctuates. This is very normal and nothing to worry about and Lil-lets teens pant liners will keep you feeling clean and fresh when the discharge is very heavy.

  • Hi vicki I'm 11 and I just started discharge, it's a big step for me and I'm a little scared I just don't know how to tell my mum, oh yeah and should I start wearing liners? Xx

    You only need to wear liners if discharge leaves you feeling uncomfortable, otherwise it can easily be washed out of your underwear and I doubt you will have to say anything to your mum as she will have already noticed this fluid when she does the weekly laundry and will totally understand what it is. For more information on discharge why not read our section under thePuberty tab.

  • Should I wear a pad when I have discharge

    A pant liner would be better...pads are generally for your period and not discharge.

  • I started having discharge about a year ago but still haven't started my periods. Am I normal?

    Yes very normal and discharge is often noticed for longer than 12 months, so try not to worry your period will arrive when your body feels the time is right for you and not before.

  • hi i`m 12.I keep getting these white things in my pants whats wrong.

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection. It is also a great sign that your period is not too far away.

  • Hi Vicki
    So today when I got up I found yellowy greeny stuff in my underwear was this discharge as I've already got discharge? Plz help
    From birdy πŸ₯

    Hi Birdy, it is normal for discharge to appear yellow when it dries out so try not to worry.

  • Hey Vicki I'm jerzye and I was wondering I just started discharge like a week ago and it's been getting really heavy and I started wearing pads but seance it's been getting really heavy does that mean my periods gonna start soon luv ya

    Hi Jerzye, discharge can often be noticed for between 6-12 months before the arrival of your period; sometimes less than this, or sometimes longer. So it may be an idea to keep some liners or pads in your bag just in case.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm kinda worried because I have been discharging for a little bit over a year now and the discharge was clear at the beginning but now it's a creamy white color and haven't started my period... I'm 13 and I wear a 34 a cup bra and I was just wondering if this is normal...
    Thanks Vicki xx

    Discharge can often change in colour; sometimes creamy yellow and other times clear and runny. It is nothing to worry about and these changes are caused the levels of hormones in your body at any one time.

  • Do all girls get discharge, what age does it start at and what about if you don't get discharge?

    The majority of girls release discharge before their period arrives and everyone is different and develops at different rates to each other so it would be difficult to say what age.  Girls can start their period any time between the ages of 8-18.

  • So today I went to the toilet in school and there was a big brown patch in my knickers I left it not knowing what it was and I came home and it was bigger I then put a mirror (down there) to see if it was coming from anywhere down there and it was coming out of my vg put it was very much brown and stringy . Help what is this ? !!!

    Try not to worry as brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some sanitary towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • I've been getting discharge for about 2-3 months now so should I be wearing something and also how far away do you my period is now ?

    It is normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before your period arrives.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners which will protect your underwear and keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi Vicky, I'm 12 haven't had my period yet but lately (a couple of months)I've had discharge it's white is that normal?and my vagina is sorta itchy and sore what's wrong??

    It is perfectly normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before your period arrives.  Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by glands found at the entrance to your womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection. You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teen Liners which will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.   It is normal for vaginas to itch with pubic hair growth and the hot weather we're experiencing at the moment doesn't help.

  • Hi Vicki πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹
    I was just wondering is it normal to not feel the need for panty liners? I do not know weather my discharge is heavy average or small since I don't no the average but some days my whole underwear is covered and other days just a little is there.
    Also if its relevant I don't think I've had my period before (all signs said so but haven't had anymore blood for 4 months) I'm 12
    Thanks M.F πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

    Hi, not everyone feels the need to wear pant liners to protect their underwear from discharge and if you are comfortable with this then I see no reason why should not continue as things are. When you period does arrive and I understand it may have already, you will often notice gaps of several months between each one. This is very normal and your body's way of working out the right monthly cycle just for you.

  • How do you tell your mom that you have discharge?

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so you shouldn't really feel embarrassed about talking to her.  A good way of starting the conversation would be to ask if she would grant her permission to request a free sample of our teens range from us.  You can do this by following the link from the home page of this website.

  • Ummmmm well I'm 13 and I've been having brown discharge( or that's Wat I think it is) for a few days now. And everyone says I'm about to start my period and I don't really know how to tell my mom. Help. and also my boobs won't grow its annoying cos if they would just grow a tiny bit then I'll look so much prettier but no. Any tips

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some sanitary towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.  As for your breasts, try to be patient and remember that we all develop at different rates to each other.

  • Hi I have been having a clear discharge lately but lately it is yellow, how long would you say it was until my periods x

    Try not to worry as it is normal for discharge to appear yellow when it dries out.

  • hi Vicky...
    I have got discharge and tried telling my mom. but she doesn't come from here so she doesn't know what it means.
    and what does yellow discharge and sometimes cramps mean when I haven't
    started my periods
    thx :)

    Discharge is very normal and yout body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection. There really is nothing you need do when you notice discharge and any stains in your underwear will wash out. Cramps are your body's way of preparing your for the arrival of your periods so why not ask your mum if you can have some pads or liners with you from now on, just in case your period arrives.

  • hi vicki,
    my last year i accesintly inserted my hand into my vahina and i dont think so i washed it before i sticked and now every single day and hour white stuff comes out (sticky) and my vagina is so ichy and i wanna ask you if that means i am a virgin or not, i didnt tell my mother or anyone cause i am really really scared! no matter what i wont tell her.
    i am 12 years old help me is their any kind of medicine i'll buy❀️

    This white fluid you are noticing is called discharge and it was  most likely just a coincidence that you noticed this after placing your hand inside your vagina. You can find out all about discharge on our website. Finally, to lose your virginity sexual intercourse has to have taken place so please do not worry you are still a virgin.

  • Hi,

    My name is Aviona and I am 10. I have had discharge for over 2 years, Its brown.
    But now its fading away. But you can still see it and has a strong scent to it and I can smell it and I wonder if other people can smell it

    Hi Aviona, have a chat to your mum or the person who cares for you as brown fluid in your underwear is generally your period and not discharge at all.

  • Um, hi Vicki...
    I haven't started my period but I get alot of discharge....
    I don't wanna wear liners or sanitary wipes or, talk to my mom about it so... what do you think i should do? I really need to know

    Pant liners and Freshen-Up wipes are ideal for helping you keep fresh and clean down there and there really is no alternative as discharge is perfectly natural, not only working to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection but also as a sign that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.

  • Hey Viki.
    I've been getting a brown-ish discharge in my underwear for the past few days. Im 12. after using the bathroom and wiping, this brown gooey clump came out in my toilet paper. Im weating pads. Is this my period ?

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so just keep an eye on what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • My discharge always becomes really heavy days before I'm on my period and it also becomes really watery, why is this?

    It is normal for discharge to vary in consistency throughout the menstrual cycle so try not to worry.  You might like to consider using pant liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • I have yellow stuff in my underwear is this discharge?
    Ps I dont have any hair and small breasts
    Thanks Vicki :-) :-)

    The 'yellow stuff' you have noticed is discharge which is perfectly normal as it not only works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection but also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  Try to remember that we are all different with bodies that develop at different rates to each other too.

  • I have noticed some mucus aaround my vigena but its not transferrering on to my undies os it discharge

    Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and is also a sign that our body is getting ready for when our period arrives.  Lil-Lets teens pant liners will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there as they can be changed as often as you like.

  • Hey vicki if you have discharge does that mean your gunna start your period?

    Discharge is often noticed for between 6-12 months before the arrival of your period, sometimes even a little bit longer.