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Discharge

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  • I had some white liquidity stuff coming out of my area. I'm not sure what it is?

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

  • i have had discharge for a year and a half is that abnormal

    This is fine and very common with lots of girls experiencing discharge for more than a year.

  • Hi Vicki,

    I've been getting this whitish-yellowish hard thing (I'm not sure what it is) in my pants for quite a while now. It doesn't seem to have an odour. Is this discharge?

    Yes this is discharge and you can find out all about this fluid by clicking on the Puberty tab at the top of the page.

  • Hi.
    I have had a lot of white goo in my pants recently and sometime it hardens and I get quite embarrassed about it sometimes. what is it and does it mean i am going to start my period soon?
    xx

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection, you can find out more about this fluid by clicking on the Puberty tab and entering the Discharge section.

  • Hi Vicki
    You always say most girls get their period after 6-12 months of discharge. However I have had discharge for over 3 years now and it still hasn't come! I have pubic hair in both places and breast development. I am 12, 13 in September. My mum got hers when she was 14. I feel like I'm NEVER going to get it!!! Please help thanx
    Gothgirl

    Hi, yes most girls do experience discharge for between 6-12 months and some for longer so please try not to worry with so many signs of puberty already noticed you should not have much longer to wait.

  • Hi Vicki
    I told my mum I have discharge, but she didn't suggest using the teens liners she gave me (along with some pads for a just-in-case). The discharge is really starting to annoy me and I want to use the liners, but I don't know how to talk to my mum and I don't want to go behind her back. Please help, I don't know what to do! Thanks.

    Your mum would surely have bought the pant liners for you to use to protect your underwear from the effects of discharge and for possible leakage should your period arrive so try not to worry and ask her if you can use them.  Try to remember that she was a young girl going through puberty once so you shouldn't feel embarrassed.

  • Hi vicki I have a little t of discharge it always feels like I've wety self it also gets caught up in the hair down there and solidifys would panty liners help cos I'm also scared to ask ๐ŸŒŸ

    You might like to try using pant liners and Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up Wipes which will help to keep you feeling clean and fresh down there.

  • hi vicky im a bit worried right now because ive being having discharged for the last year and a half and now its getting heavier and im having it more often.but im worried beacause it doesn't smell nice and i dont no what to do about it.please help i would really aprreciate it!

    It is normal for discharge to have a slight odour but nothing too offensive.  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.

  • Can you get discharge at night and if you don't wear a pad, can discharge stain your pants? I hate discharge .
    From Georgia

    Hi Georgia, you can release discharge at any time of the day or night and whilst it may mark your underwear any stains will easily be removed when washed.

  • I have discharge in my nickars and I was wondering is there any other reason for discharge than puberty?
    thanks - B xx ๐Ÿ˜˜

    Hi B, discharge is almost always a sign that your body is now maturing and is keeping the vagina clean and free from infection. It is nothing to be worried about and all very normal.

  • ciao Vicki my friends were talking about they're periods and about discharge but I never had discharge when and before I started my period. Is this normal or not? thanks

    Feliciana

    Hi Feliciana, there are always exceptions to the rule.

  • What colours can Discharge be? What do they mean?

    Why not check out our section on Discharge for all you need to know about this fluid.

  • So I had sexual intercourse on February and normally I get my period the final week before the month ends. So on February I was supposed to get my period on February 21 and it lasts for 5 days. However, I got my period on march 1st. Its march 22nd today and I got white discharge that went through my pants. What does this mean?

    I am assuming that you are 16 or over and that you use contraception when having sexual intercourse and if this is the case I am sure you have nothing to be worried about. Discharge is often noticed in between periods and can change in colour and texture from time to time too.

  • dear vicki,
    i seem to only get discharge during the day, is this normal? and my discharge is always quite far forward in my pants and i don't know why???

    sophiexx

    HI Sophie, it is perfectly normal for discharge to vary in amount, colour and consistency throughout your cycle so try not to worry.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi Vicki

    I was just wondering does discharge increase at any point before you have your period?

    Thanks xx

    Many females notice that their discharge becomes thicker before their period arrives.

  • Why does discharge smell so fishy? Sometimes in class I get wafts f fish and I'm scared people around me can smell it. I use panty liners and I've had discharge for about 4-5 months now. Thanks

    It is normal for discharge to have an odour but nothing too offensive.  To keep it under control, you might like to change your pant liner more frequently and try Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes which will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • I've had discharge for a few years but recently I've been noticing some brownish stuff in my knickers is this my period?

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

  • I have been getting discharge in my pants for about 1-2 years , should I be using pantie liners? Is this a sign that I'm getting my period soon ?
    Btw I'm 13
    Thanks

    Discharge is always a sign that your period is not too far away and if you feel pant liners may make you feel fresh and clean then yes they are a great idea, but not everyone feels the need to wear liners, it really is your choice.

  • I have been getting discharge in my pants for about 1-2 years , should I be using pantie liners? Is this a sign that I'm getting my period soon ?
    Btw I'm 13
    Thanks

    Discharge is always a sign that your period is not too far away and if you feel pant liners may make you feel fresh and clean then yes they are a great idea, but not everyone feels the need to wear liners, it really is your choice.

  • Hi,

    I was wondering do all girls get discharge before their period???

    Thanks xx
    From Katie

    Hi Katie, no, not all girls experience discharge either before or after the arrival of their period as we are all very different.

  • Hiya vicki,

    I have had discharge recently. Should I tell my mum even though she won't forgive me. Will pads or tampons work?

    Cya
    Ysabelle xx

    Ysabelle there really is nothing to forgive here, discharge is a very normal part of being a young woman and your mum will understand this and that from time to time your underwear may be soiled. You can then ask her if you can possibly try wearing liners to protect your underwear going forward.

  • a yellow-ish discharge with a little fishy scent. What is it?

    This odour usually occurs when discharge has been mixed with urine, sweat or faeces, so be sure to always wipe from front to back when visiting the toilet and cleaning this area thoroughly, you may even find using our liners and wipes is a good idea too.

  • I started my period last year and after the period, I have discharge everyday. I don't want discharge everyday though. Is there a way to stop this?

    Discharge can very often continue until your twenties, even longer for some females, but please don't think of it as a bad thing, it is after all your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection.

  • I have had discharge for over a year now and i have got it a little more thicker and more of it as usual. Is this normal?

    Yes this is very normal and discharge can vary in colour and texture and even the amount produced from day to day and this is based on the levels of hormones in your body at any one time and nothing to be worried or anxious about.

  • I'm confused, I thought discharge was the body's natural way of lubricating the vagina before sex? Is this true? If not, what is it for x ( sorry if inappropriate)

    No this is not true, the lubrication produced by the body prior to sexual intercourse is different to discharge.

  • Hi Vicki
    People say that discharge can be clear . Can you still see it ?

    Sometimes clear discharge can appear as a wet patch in your underwear and when it dries can be a little white in appearance or stiff.

  • i have not started my period but i have LOADS of discharge!! i know this is normal but the weird thing is it looks like it have black fluuf in. my knickers arent black so it cant be from thats so please help. also what are signs you are ABOUT to start you period.

    please answer BOTH questions!! Thank you!!

    Hi, sometimes when discharge is very thick it can roll up into little balls as we are busy during the day being active and these little balls can look quite dark and this may be what you are noticing.

  • hi! I have discharge for about 3-5 days before my period is this normal? it's a clear colour and doesn't smell but I'm not sure?! xx

    Discharge is often noticed in between each period and this is very normal and nothing to be worried about.

  • I get discharge nearly every day and I've had it for maybe 7 years now. When I get it it's a LOT, I mean covering the length of my underwear, like from front to back. It's usually white and it doesnt smell nice.

    Discharge has a slight odour but when mixed with urine, faeces or sweat it can become unpleasant, for this reason it's important to wipe this area from front to back after using the toilet and possible consider liners and wipes too.

  • Hi Vicki,

    Why do I produce varying amounts of discharge, especially at night (when I produce hardly any compared to when I sit down during the day)?

    Thank you.

    It really does depend on our hormone levels at any one time and if we are resting which is often the time our muscles are relaxed. It's nothing to be worried about and very normal to notice these changes.

  • My vagina constantly smells fishy no matter how could my hygiene is, and I'm really concerned about it because none of my friends do, what shall I do about my situation

    Ensure you always wipe from front to back, never mix urine, sweat or faeces with discharge as this can very often make it smell unpleasant, shower daily and consider wearing a pant liner and using one of our Teens wipes. All of the above should help with any unpleasant odours experienced.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I am 13 years old and about to turn 14 in May.
    I have got a size 30A bra size, I have pubic hair, I am just starting to get underarm hair, my hair and face get greasy quite easily.....and I have been getting discharge for about a year. When do you think I will start my period?

    Also is it normal for discharge to DRY up a pale orange colour?
    Thanks๐Ÿ’•

    Discharge can vary in colour from clear to yellow and with so many signs of puberty already noticed you may find that your period arrives sometime this year. So ensure you are prepared by having some of our fabulous Lil-Lets products with you when out and about.

  • Hey Vicki
    I've started wearing thin pads to clean my discharge up but every afternoon/evening when I take it out, there's yellow.. Let's say "skid marks" is this normal discharge or might it be something else .?
    Lots of love
    Feya

    Hi Feya, this is very normal as discharge can be clear or creamy yellow in colour.

  • Can I go in the bath if I have heavy discharge

    Yes of course, discharge should not change your daily showering or bathing routine at all.

  • Why do I get discharge what is it x

    Discharge is the body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection and you can find out more about this subject by clicking on the Puberty tab.

  • How do you know when you are going to have discharge?

    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 tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You will notice it in your underwear at some stage and might like to consider Lil-Lets teens liners as they will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • hey vicki :)
    do all girls get dark discharge before there period??

    Not necessarily.

  • umm, i sometimes theres white stuff inside my vagina. is that discharge?

    Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with natural secretions 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.

  • i have sooo much white gooey tings in my vagina. it is all stuck together and looks a bit like mayonnaise mixed with tuna what is it

    Discharge can vary in colour, consistency and amount throughout your menstrual cycle.  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.

  • Hey please help I thought was comin on but all there was lots of heavy discharge and this morning I woke up with a massive puddle of it in my pants please help me asap

    Discharge can vary in colour and texture and the amount produced so please try not to worry this is all very normal.

  • Hi Vicki
    Yesterday in my knickers there was discharge which I have been having for months and months now, but also there were about 4 or 5 brown spots as well. Was this 'spotting' or was it actually my period because there was hardly anything there. This morning there was nothing but I was just wondering.
    Thanks, Olivia xxxx

    Hi Olivia, brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum for some pads and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.