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  • I got quite a lot of yellowish gooey stuff in my underwear while I was rushing around in the morning. What is this? Is it discharge or something else xx

    Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  You might like to consider using pant liners as they will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.  It is normal for discharge to appear yellow when it dries out.

  • Hi Vicki, Reese again! My Discharge has been going on since August but now is more wet and I feel like I'm peeing my pants. I wear Bodyform pant liners every day is there anything else I can do to stop it feel like I'm wetting myself?
    Thanks Reese Xx
    BTW do you know how long my period will be as I got discharge at the beginning of August, thanks xx

    Hi Reese, you might like to try using Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up Wipes which will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.  The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Hey Vicki! Erm..basically I'm scared because recently in my discharge I've been getting those clumpy things and it smells. This has happened before and I went to the GP and they did tests but the results said it wasn't an infection but they prescribed a fungal infection cream. And today I saw the clumps back and it smelt weird..I'm scared. Is this normal?

    Tanisha

    Hi Tanisha, it is normal to notice thick clumps in your discharge from time to time so try not to worry.  It is also normal for discharge to have a slight odour so why not consider using Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up Wipes as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi Vicki,

    So recently in the past week I have been waking up, or having more discharges lately. I can kind of feel them? You could say. There's just s lot more and I'm not used to it. I haven't had my period yet, I'm 13 and Around 80 lbs.

    The amount of discharge we produce can vary from day to day and this is really nothing to worry about, although you may want to consider wearing pant liners on a daily basis if you feel this would make you more comfortable and keep your underwear stain free.


  • Hi viki I have realy bad discharge : - ( from

    If you find your discharge a little difficult to manage then consider wearing pant liners on a daily basis.

  • Dear Viki,
    I'm not sure whether I have had discharge!!!! I have seen these white stuff and recently there has been wet patches. I know I can talk to my Mum but I don't know how to tell her! Pls help and do you have any advice?

    Yes this is discharge and it may be that your mum has already noticed this fluid in your underwear when she does the weekly laundry, so I would not worry too much about speaking to her about it, mums know all about discharge and understand it is very normal.

  • HI vicki is it normal to get more discharge than normal when you are ill? Thanks zozo123

    Discharge can vary from day to day and I am sure it is just a coincidence that your have noticed more discharge whilst unwell.

  • My discharge is quite stringy and slimy, and there's quite a lot. Is this normal?? I've had my period twice before, quite regular just not one month after another, with a couple of months in between. I'm just not sure if it's normal to have such thick and stringy discharge. It ranges from white to kind of see through and sometimes I sometimes find like little lumps of it in my underwear.

    Discharge can vary in appearance and texture from day to day and this can also be noticed in between your periods too, so don't worry this is all very normal and nothing to worry about.

  • Dear vicki, If your discharge is becoming darker and darker shades of yellow is this a potential sign of period coming?
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    Not really, discharge can vary in colour based on your menstrual cycle and there will be days when it is clear in colour and other days when it is cream or yellow.  All of which is very normal.

  • I am 13 and about one month ago I got brown distarge for 2 days and at about the same time this month I got it again I felt no pain is the a sighn of my first period?

    This IS your first period as very often menstrual fluid is brown and not red in colour. Why not check out my blog entitled So What Is Menstrual Fluid for more on this subject.

  • Hi Vicki, I was wondering if you could tell me more about what brown discharge is.

    Brown discharge can be one of two things; your period as menstruall fluid is often brown and not red in colour, or waste food (poo) not wiped away thoroughly after visiting the toilet the later will be quite smelly.

  • Sometimes I get dry white stuffs iny pants but I'm not sure if it is definitely discharge. And I do t know how to ask me mum what it is I'm worried about asking her. Thanks

    This does sound very much like discharge, which often dries white in colour in your underwear.

  • My discharge is usually normal but one day this week it was really thick like cream cheese and there was more than usual. It's never been like this before and I'm not even due my period soon. Is this normal?

    Discharge does vary in both colour and texture from day to day and this is based around hormonal levels in your body and generally nothing to worry about.

  • Hi Vicki! Im 13 and Ive had discharge for about 2 years now, but I haven't started my period yet. Lately my discharge has been heavier than usual- does this mean I will have my first period soon? Also, I have been really emotional and getting cramps, but nothing's happened. Does this mean anything?
    Thanks!
    Charlie x

    Hi Charlie, discharge can vary in colour from time to time and can often be noticed for longer than a year, so my advice is to wait and let your body work out when the right time is for you. For your part, it may be a good idea to be prepared and have some pads and liners with you when out and about.

  • Hi Vicki
    So I've had discharge for about 1 year now and around 2-3 weeks ago I had brown discharge for around 3 days and it's stopped. Sometimes I see a very little brown stain in my underwear. I'm probably going to start my period but IS IT POSSIBLE for me to start in a few years time. I'm 12. I know we are all different but do you think it's possible or how likely do you think it is for me to start in a few years. I don't want to ask my mum. Thanks.

    If you have noticed brown fluid for 3 days then this is almost certainly your period and lots of girls find this arrives at your age, so from now on please keep some pads or liners with you when out and about.

  • Hi Vicki!
    Is it normal for discharge to have small lumps in it ?
    Thanks Allyxxxx

    Hi Ally, yes sometimes, especially when it dries. But if it looks like cottage cheese and you are noticing some irritation you may have a slight infection and  should speak to your mum or the person who cares for you.

  • Hi Vicki,
    So for quite a while now I've been getting some stuff in my pants. I'm not sure if it's discharge because it's not gooey it just dried or in a wet patch in my pants. Also my mum knows about it and I have some panti-liners and stuff if it is discharge should I wear them?
    Thankyou,
    Meg XXX

    Hi Meg, discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  Pant liners will not only protect you from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should your period arrive.

  • I have bright yellow stuff being left in my pants all the time!! Just wondering what it is xxxx

    Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by 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 also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  It is normal for discharge to appear yellow when it dries out.

  • Hi vicki how do you notice discharge in your underwear thanks your friend anoumas

    Hi Anoumas, discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by 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 also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You will be able to notice this in your underwear and might want to consider using pant liners to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • hi viki
    I have this clear gooey stuff sometimes when I wipe my bum I know its not discharge I have had discharge already is the clear stuff anything to do with period
    which I havnt had yet???

    The clear gooey stuff you have noticed is discharge that is produced by 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 also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives and this is usually within 6-12 months.

  • Hi I have light brown stuff in my pants is that discharge ?

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian for some pads and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.  Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.

  • hi vicki,
    how 'heavy' is heavy discharge before getting you first period? Because I've been having about a teaspoon of it a day for about a year.
    Thanks (sorry if this is inappropriate)
    Gabby xxx

    Hi Gabby, discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It is normal for it to vary in amount, colour and consistency throughout your menstrual cycle so please try not to worry as it works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection.  It also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives and as you've been releasing discharge for about a year, I would guess that you haven't too much longer to wait.

  • Hey Vicki. Is it normal for discharge to be yellow and runny? I've been getting it quite a lot and it definately is not my urine. I'm always getting it..like whilst I'm sleeping..at school. Nothings wrong with me right?
    Tanisha

    Hi Tanisha, it is normal for discharge to vary in colour and consistency throughout your menstrual cycle and it is also normal for discharge to appear yellow when it dries out so try not to worry as it works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection.

  • The one for 14 year old 1 and a half year discharge blood thing I posted earlier I am sorry. It turn out I am on my period... if their any advice u can offer please with the discharge. Will it continue?

    It is normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle and it is possible for it to vary in amount, colour and consistency.  You might like to consider using pant liners and Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up Wipes will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there

  • Hey 12446
    I have been getting discharge for ages now I want it to stop. I wear pads almost everyday because of it but I always seem to smell when I change my pad at the end of the day. How can I stop discharge or when will it go away my friends don't deem to get as much as me. My friend took her shorts off and I couldn't see any wetness/of the discharge and she's not a virgin. HELP!!!

    Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by 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 also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  Pant liners will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hey, I haven't been on my period for about 5 months now but since I've not been on ive been having a lot off discharge what do I do?

    This is all perfectly normal so try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.  It is also normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle - it works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection. You might like to consider using pant liners to help keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I started my period roughly about a year ago and i have have had discharge for about two years. When i am of my period i have discharge, the discharge can be white sometimes and then other times its a yellowy colour and it can smell. its not a very nice feeling having discharge in my pants and its very off putting when getting changed in front of someone or wearing shorts and i am 15! Please help as i don't know why the discharge hasn't stopped as its been over two years and ive had enough!

    It is perfectly normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle and for it to vary in colour and consistency too.  You might like to consider using pant liners and Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up Wipes as they will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • How can I stop myself getting so wet when I'm with my boyfriend? He knows that I do and its soooo embarrassing! Also when I get home and go to the toilet it smells a bit bad, is that normal? How can I stop both of these?! πŸ˜–

    This is perfectly natural so why not consider using pant liners and Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up Wipes to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi vicki, this morning in bed i had a weird feeling like I was peeing and then I went to the loo and there was this clear stuff which was a bit like snot :( is there something wrong with me or is this just discharge? Because I normally get a little bit of white or slightly yellow dry stuff in my pants and I thought that was discharge! Thanks vicki

    Try not to worry as this is discharge and discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by 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 also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  It is normal for discharge to appear yellow when it dries out.  You might like to consider using pant liners to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.