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  • Hi Vicki,
    I'm 17 years old and usually before my period, I give out discharge and then a day or 2 right before I get my period, the discharge stops. Is that a common sign that girls' are going to get their period or is discharge supposed to continue until the day of your period? That's usually the way I keep track of when I'm getting my period. Thanks. :)

    Discharge can come and go at any time during your menstrual cycle and if you find this way of identifying when your period is going to arrive for you works then I see no reason why you cannot continue using this method.

  • Hi vicki

    I have dishcharge for 1-2 years now is that normal ? And one more thing should it be yellow ?

    From Terri xxx

    Hi Terri, some girls do notice discharge for a couple of years before the arrival of their period and discharge is very often creamy yellow and this is very normal.

  • Dear Vicki,

    I am 14 and I have been having a vaginal discharge for 3 years now. I haven't started my period yet so I'm getting slightly worried that the discharge hasn't stopped yet. Is there anything I can do to stop it because its getting increasingly embarrassing, cause sometimes I find that it does smell and sometimes the discharge soaks through my pants. This has been going on for a long time now, please help, thank you x

    Hi, discharge can often be noticed for a couple of years before the arrival of your period and the amount you notice can vary too. Why not consider wearing pant liners on a daily basis to keep you and your underwear fresh, dry and clean.

  • Vicky why is there blood in my discharge I'm freaking out because I don't know if it's normal or not!!!

    This is almost certainly your first period and you should share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you and for the next couple of days it would be a good idea to wear a pad or liner.

  • Im only nine and have got white stuff in my pants

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection and is very normal.

  • Hi
    I've been having discharge for a couple o years now and I'm. 13 I've got pubic hair and my hips and thighs have changed shape. All my friends say that your period starts right after you notice discharge, like the next month, why hasn't mine started?

    Your friends are mistaken and very often discharge can be noticed for up to a year; sometimes longer before your period arrives. So please try not to worry your body is working just as it should.

  • Hi Vicki sorry if this is inappropriate but sometimes my vagina itches but only recently (I'm 14) but my discharge is a normal colour. Could it be pubic hair just irritating it or something? I'm really worried I have a infection although everything. Seems fine apart from the itching sometimes my discharge is a bit smelly but that's all I really don't want to talk to my mum about it please answer ASAP!

    During this hot weather lots of girls and women notice their vaginal area can sweat a little and be itchy. So my advice would be to wash more frequently with an unperfumed toiletry and even consider using our Lil-Lets teens Freshen-up wipes for a quick fresh-up when out and about.

  • hi viki
    i have been having discharge for a few months but i don't know if my mum knows shall i tell her?
    if so, could you give me some tips because i am really scared to tell her
    thanks
    xx

    I am sure your mum knows you are experiencing discharge as she will see the marks in your underwear when she does the weekly laundry and I am also sure she will understand that this is all part of becoming a young woman, so please try not to worry. If you do want to chat to her, you could always ask her when she first noticed discharge.

  • I have been having discharge for about a year when will my periods start?

    Discharge is often noticed for up to 12 months before the arrival of your period; sometimes even longer so ensure going forward you have some pads or liners with you when out and about.

  • how do you tell your mum about discharge

    It may be that your mum has already noticed discharge in your undewear when she does the weekly laundry and I am sure she will understand completely what it is and that this is a sign your period is not too far away.

  • I'm 14 and last week I had a really bad cramp and a lot of discharge but this week there was no discharge and I had a really upset stomach. I haven't had my first period ever but I do have pubic hair

    These could all be signs that your body is getting ready for when your period arrives but the best way of knowing is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • I'm sorry if this is gross but I don't feel fresh down there I am discharging more than normal I asked my mom for sanitary whipes but she said no I have to feel gross all day what should I do?

    You might like to ask your mum if she will give you her permission to request a free sample from us.  Just go to the home page of this website and follow the link.

  • I'm 14 and havent started my period yet but yesterday i noticed brown discharge on my panties, is this normal or is my period starting?

    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.

  • So i get this when am asleep only my boxers have this gooey clear stuff and i had my period like two or three weeks ago so idk what is it and i am only 16

    Discharge is a clear mucus 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 from infection and you might like to consider using pant liners to help keep you feeling fresh and clean down there as it is normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle.

  • Hi Vicki, I recently just started discharge and I haven't really cared once it happens, I just throw my underwear in the wash and it's fine. I thought that it would just go away after a few days but it's been constant for like a month and I was wondering if it leads more to my period. I have all the symptoms and I have no clue when I will start because I asked my mom and my sister and they started, they said at age 11 and I am 13. What should I do?

    It is normal to release discharge throughout your menstural cycle and it works to keep our vaginas clean and free from infection, so try not to worry.  You might like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.  We also make Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes which will also help you.

  • My discharge started out as a clear type color, then it turned into a dark yellow/light brown. Today it was clear colored. Should I be worried?

    It is normal for discharge to appear yellow when it dries out but 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 black stuff in my pants and I'm not sure what it is. It could be my period but I've never seen black in my pants before???

    It is normal to release dark coloured discharge and this can often present itself as a first period if you haven't yet started or it can simply be a clearing out of the vagina if you have already started so try not to worry.

  • Why do people get discharge

    Discharge is the body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection and nothing to be worried about.

  • Hi Vicki, I have had alot of discharge and it has abit of a scent on it also dried up some days on the vagina could this be a STI?

    No this is still discharge and it can very often dry and leave residue on your pubic hair and in your vagina. Why not consider trying our Lil-Lets teens wipes and pant liners to help you feel clean and fresh during the day.

  • Hi i would like to ask you tips on how to prevent leakage and what is discharge

    Hi, first discharge is your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection and you can find out all about this by clicking on this link - Puberty. As for leakage; well there are a great many products on the market today that are designed to catch menstrual fluid, such as pads or tampons and to help collect any discharge a pant liner may be a good idea.

  • I think I have discharge because I do find yellow stains but I'm not completely sure because if you get it 6-12 months before your period then I might not have it because I think I'm too young to have mine.

    This could be one of two things, discharge if it is cream yellow or urine if the colour is again yellow but has an strong odour. Finally, discharge can be noticed from the ages of 8 upwards.

  • hi my name is Haley i haven't started my period yet but i have this brown discharge i think that's bad but i don't no please help me i don't no what to do my parents are always away on business and i don't want to tell my nanny

    Hi Haley, brown fluid is often your period as menstrual fluid is not always red in colour, so have a chat to your nanny or your mum when she gets in contact with you and ask if you can have a supply of pads and liners to use from now on.

  • Viki, I am 11 years old. I was sitting on the couch when alot of discharge suddenly came out. I am not close to my period so I don't know why. I have another question: I have had discharge since I waz 8 or 9. Is that normal? Thanks, A Fox

    Hi, discharge can often be heavy and it may be that your period is not too far away, so consider wearing pant liners now on a daily basis to catch any further discharge and protect your underwear from an unexpected period.

  • I have been getting some really thick discharge in my nickers I wear liners but it sticks to my pubic hair and smells what wrong with me

    Discharge can often be thick and in the summer months have an odour too. So why not consider using our Lil-lets Freshen-up wipes, ideal for keeping this area fresh can clean when at home or out and about.

  • Vicki! I have all the signs that i will get my period within the next year or so, 36a boobs, stretch marks in my thighs, spots, tired, greasy hair, pubic and underarm hair but i don't have vaginal discharge in my knickers? I have white stuff in my vagina but not in my knickers what do i do?

    Discharge does not always sit in your knickers and the white fluid you are noticing in your vagina will still be discharge.

  • I have had a white, clear discharge for 1-2 years now but yesterday it was a light brown :/ please tell me what this was because today it is back to white/clear ahh x

    This may have been your first period or if the fluid has an offensive odour, it could have been residue from when you have visited the toilet to release waste food and not wiped the area afterwards properly.

  • Hi Vicki I'm Olivia
    I was wondering I have discharge and I don't know how to tell my mom how should I tell her

    Hi Olivia, try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed about your discharge or periods.  You could start the conversation by asking if she would grant her permission for you to request a free sample from our teens range as Lil-Lets teens Liners are part of this and would protect you not only from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should your period arrive.

  • I have had discharge since I was about 11, but still haven't started my period and I'm 13-is this normal?

    Yes, this is very normal and very often discharge is noticed for longer than a year.

  • Hey viki plz answer this as soon as u can!! Thx xx

    I just went to the toilet and in my knickers there was a llittle red dot next to a little clump of discharge (i think the little clump was discharge!)!! What was the red dot?? Plz answer as soon as u can!! It's urgent!! Thx xx

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    It is possible that this was 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.

  • My discharge is soo heavy, I am due in my period soon, is this the reason why its so heavy?

    Many women notice that their discharge increases before their period is due.

  • I have some gooey clear white stuff that comes out onto my pants and it smells I just want to know why it comes and what it is

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection. It is nothing to be worried about and is also a good sign that your period is not too far away.

  • do yellow stains in your pants count as discharge even if they are not wet when u see them

    It is normal for discharge to turn yellow when it dries out.

  • Hi Vicki

    Once your periods and started becoming regular, does discharge stop. Im just wondering

    It is normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle.

  • Hi Vicki I was wondering I have started have discharge I was wondering what should I wear with it and how should I tell my mum

    Many choose to wear pant liners not only to protect their underwear from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should their period arrive.

  • Hi Vicki I'm 13 years old and starting to get yellow/white stuff in my panties. I just noticed it 3 days ago. My doctor told me i won't have my period until I was around 15 or 16. Is this normal or will I start Sooner? Should I wear a pad? Thanks

    This is discharge and this is a sign that your body is getting ready for when your period arrives.   This is usually within 6-12 months.  You might like to consider using pant liners as they will protect your underwear from the effects of discharge.

  • What is discharge and what colour is it?

    Discharge is usually 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 not only to keep our vaginas clean and free from infection but also to tell us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.

  • Hi,
    I'm 13 & I my breast are developing & Im growing underarm&pubic hair (this started just under 1 year ago), but still haven't got my first period.i am starting to find this white, sticky/watery stuff in all of my underwear, and I was wondering what it is? And how to get rid of it because its got a very bad odour?
    Thanks x

    You have noticed many signs of puberty which is perfectly normal.  The 'white sticky stuff' in your underwear is discharge which is a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to your womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It works not only to keep our vaginas clean and free from infection but also as a sign that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives and this is usually within 6-12 months of releasing discharge.  You might like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • how do you stop having vaginal smell

    Washing or bathing every day will help as will using Lil-Lets Freshen up wipes during the day and ourpant liners too. You may also find in the hot weather wearing cotton and loose fitting clothes will reduce the amount of sweat produced.

  • Hey Vicki I'm 11 years old and I haven't had my period yet and ig have this white thing that is on my vagina and it makes my underwear wet and itchy and when I check down there I take out the white thing and then and the side up there's something white up the there where's itchy and I smell it smells like infection

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection, it really is nothing to worry about and you can find out more about this subject by clicking on the Puberty section on our website.

  • Hi Vicki,
    First of all, just to say, this website has been really helpful to me.
    Anyway, that discharge stuff makes me really uncomfortable. Like it makes me feel really gross and it makes me not want to move at all. I hate it?!!? What do I do??
    Thanks

    Why not consider trying our Lil-Lets teens pant liners, ideal for keeping you clean and fresh when discharge is being produced by the body.

  • Ive had that discharge stuff for like 2 years, but my period hasnt started.. Is this normal?? And when do you think it will start??
    Love FreyFrey

    Hi FreyFrey, there really is nothing to worry about here and lots of people experience discharge for a year or more before the arrival of their period.

  • Do you think I have a vaginal infection? My discharge is white, or clear, and on my knickers it's yellowish-whitish.
    The discharge smells differently; some days it has hardly any scent, or it smells like pee. Might I have an infection, or is it healthy discharge? I get discharge everyday. I mean it. :/

    This is not an infection and would appear to be the normal colour and odour for discharge so please do not worry.

  • I've noticed some white dried up stuff on my vagina, but when I go in the shower it goes, is this discharge or a yeast infection or something?

    This is discharge and you can find out more about this fluid by checking out our section entitled Discharge under the Puberty tab.

  • ive been getting white stains in my pants for over 12 months, what does this mean?

    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, so ensure you have some pads or liners with you from now on and when out and about.

  • Hi vicki
    i only get discharge in one side if my pants, is this normal?

    Yes this is very normal and the discharge is situated her because of the way you sit or the way your underwear is worn, it's nothing to worry about.

  • Hello Vicki!
    As you said in my previous question, I'm close to starting my period.
    I have so much discharge, it destroys my best knickers and I even have to chuck some of them in the bin! This is so so annoying; I really want liners. BUT I'M SCARED OF ASKING MY MUM! I don't have any money except Β£1, and I don't think that'll even buy me some wipes! :(
    How can I ask Mum for supplies to save my knickers?
    Thanks x

    Discharge although alarming when you first see it in your underwear, will wash out very easily and I imagine your mum has already noticed it when she does the weekly wash. Why not ask if you can request a free sample from Lil-lets that includes liners and I am sure once your mum sees how much better you feel after using them she will be more inclined to purchase them for you on a regular basis.

  • I had a stomach cramp and pain nuv and then and after sometime had bloody mucus discharge. What's it

    This is almost certainly your period and you may want to share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you.

  • If I have had my period for over a year is it ok if I still get discharge even if I have been having my period?

    Discharge very often continues to be noticed into a girls early twenties so please do not worry about this, it's very normal.

  • Hi Vicki, My discharge is really thick and gooey it is dark yellow and comes out in big clumps. Is this normal??

    Try not to worry as discharge can vary in amount, colour and consistency throughout your menstrual cycle.  You might like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi Vicki, how are you?I'm a little bit worried as I've been having heavy,smelly clear/creamy discharge. But I'm just coning on my period, and the discharge is a brown with a big bit of it being a really dark browny green, and it smells fishy. It said on the NHS website that it's normally my a sign of an STI, can't remember the name. But I'm a virgin, what is this??! Please help urgently I'm really worried !! Thanks Jess xxx

    Hi Jess, 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.  You might also like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Ok so, I have been getting discharge since grade 6 and am now almost year 9. Still no period. I am scared that I may you know smell because of that. My friends have dropped a few hints to the group like saying something smells like fish, so every time I go to my locker I pretty much smother myself in perfume so the problem doesn't occur during class. But the smell comes back during the next 30 mins or so we'll I think because I can't smell it myself anyways how can I reduce or stop the smell..? Plz answer

    As you've been releasing discharge for quite some time, I can only assume that your period isn't too far away.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners to help keep you feeling fresh and clean down there and we now also offer Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up Wipes.

  • I haven't got my period yet but have everything else underarm hair, pubic hair, acne, 10b cup, I am quite skinny looking but weigh almost 50kg, I also sweat a lot. I have been getting discharge for the past say 2-3 YEARS and it is really annoying it is really yellowy white and is always heavy what does this mean...

    Heavy discharge can very often be noticed from time to time and although it can be annoying wearing pant liners will help. As for your period, be patient I am sure you will not have much longer to wait.

  • Hi Vicki
    Today at School, i have a slight jabbing pain on my lower right side of my stomach l, and i have had loads of discharge.
    is this normal

    love Kirsten xx

    Hi Kristen, yes this is very normal and all part of your reproductive organs maturing in preparation for your first period. So please try not to worry.

  • Hi Vicki. I'm just curious as to whether discharge is always a good sign? I've been getting it a lot recently and it's awful. Also, when I come OFF of my period or am near enough finished I have a horrible brown gooey substance instead of a normal sight of blood. I just wondered if either of these are signs of being 'abnormal'? I don't want to see a nurse btw because I'm really not a confident person and feel as though I can't expose my downstairs area. Thanks for the help x

    Discharge is a very natural fluid produced by the body to keep the vagina clean and free from infection. From time to time you may find there is more than in previous days and this is absolutely fine. As for periods; menstrual blood is often brown and not red in colour, especially for some at the end of their period and not somethign that requires medical attention.

  • Hi Vicki
    Should I be wearing something if I have noticed discharge ?

    Hi, you could wear a pant liner if you have started to experience discharge but this really is  a personal choice and may prefer just to keep a fewliners or pads in your bag when out and about just in case your period arrives.

  • Hi vicki I went to the toilet today and I looked down at my pad and there was a massive blob about the size of a 50p , what is it ? . And then I wiped myself and some more but little blob about the of a 5p.

    I just wanted to know what ther blobs are abd do I need to see a doctor ?

    Thank you
    Xoxo

    I think you are referring to discharge which 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.  Discharge is perfectly normal, working to keep our vaginas clean and free from infection.

  • I am 14 years old and have a really watery sort of discharge and is leaking through my underwear onto my trousers what is this?

    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 keeep 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.  You might like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi vicki, about 6 months ago my mum bought me the starter pack so she must realise that I've been getting discharge. But when she did she never really talked to me about it and now that my discharge is getting heavier I'd like to start using the teens liners but I don't know how to ask her for it. Can you help me? Thnx

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed talking to her about wanting to wear liners.

  • What does it means when you get discharge every day and it's really thick?

    It is normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle so try not to worry.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.