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Discharge

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  • Hi Vicki
    I'm 11 (12 in January ) and been having discharge for a year and a half almost size aa bra quite a bit of pubic hair and armpit hair anyway when do you think I should start as I have being having cramps everyday practically for the last 7 months also 3 of my friends have started 1 was 10 when she started and the others year six. I really want my period as I'm jelous as I want to feel normal and experienced is this normal

    Your period will arrive when your body feels the time is right just for you. This is not a competition and it really does not pay to compare your progress with that of others, you are normal and the fact that you have so many signs of puberty shows this, so please be patient and see what the next few months bring.

  • Hi Vicky!

    Recently, when my discharge dries a tiny bit of it crusts over greenish! Also there is a slight odour, what is happening! Please reply, Tasha x💕

    Hi Tasha, discharge often has a green tinge to it when it dries and a slight odour too. Why not consider wearing pant liners on a daily basis and having some of our fabulous teens freshen-up wipes to use after visiting the toilet, this will help with the odour and leave you feeling clean and fresh too!

  • Hi ive had discharges for a year and something i also have pubic hair breast developing etc and for the last 2/3 weeks my discharges got really thick and gone different they got in my pants really bad and also starts to stink what should i do?

    Keeping yourself extra clean during puberty is very important and you may find wearing our Lil-Lets teens pant liners every day will help keep any odours at bay.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I've been getting discharge for quite a long time now, but my period hasn't happened yet. I was wondering when it might happen and if it's close? Thanks!

    Discharge can often be noticed for between 6-12 months, sometimes even longer so please try not to worry.

  • hi
    I have discharge every day sometimes my vagina itches and ill itch it (with pants on) but anyway if I smell my hnd afterwards it smells a lot like fish is this the discharge or something else

    This is a mixture of discharge, sweat and urine and you may find wearing pant liners will stop the irritation.

  • Hello
    Just a quicky is using scented panty-liners okay for discharge? Xx
    Thanks lily

    Hi Lily, yes it's fine.

  • Today I felt stuff co,em out into my pants I looked in my pants and it was all wet with thick white discharge in it? I'm 12 and havnt started my period and was wondering if this was mucas?

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

  • I really want to tell my mum about my discharge but can never seem to bring myself to do it I can't send her the e card any ideas on how to start the conversation ways to make it less awkward p.s I dont want to write it down or text her. Love sadie xxx

    Hi Sadie, I am sure your mum already knows you have discharge as she will see it when she does the weekly laundry. She will also understand it is very normal and nothing to worry about.

  • Im nearly 15 and for the past week I've been getting a lot of discharge. Its clear and odourless and doesn't itch or hurt but there is a lot of it every day and it feels really wet and horrible. I sometimes wear pantyliners but im worried somethings wrong. Ive also not started my periods and all my friends have. What should i do?

    There really is nothing to worry about, discharge can very often be clear in colour and the amount produced can vary from day to day. It is also a great sign that your period is not too far away so make sure you have some pads or liners with you in preparation.

  • Hi vicki! Big fan of your blog, it's been a great help. I had my period last week, but I only had discharge for about 1 month before hand. Is this normal? Thank you so much!

    This is normal and nothing to worry about, some girls never experience discharge which is very normal too.

  • Vicky, I've been having discharge for about a year and a half and I've heard a lot of people say they use pant liners for discharge.. I don't, is that okay? It goes onto my pants but it gets washed off in the washing machine!! Xx

    There is no need to use pant liners if you are comfortable with discharge and as you say; it easily washes out of underwear once washed. It really is a personal choice.

  • Hi can I wear a pad for my discharge? Its really heavy and a liner doesn't hold all of it thank you

    If you wish, or you may find changing your liner a couple of times a day is also a good idea.

  • Hey Vicky
    I've had discharge for over a year and a half now and still no period??
    My breasts are 30A/B
    I'm always concious about this and I can smell it
    I'd love you to answer thanks xxx

    Discharge does have a slight odour which can often be made worse if mixed with perspiration, urine or faeces, so please make sure you wipe this area thoroughly after visiting the toilet and consider wearing pant liners to help capture both the sweat and discharge. Finally, I am sure you will not have much longer to wait before the arrival of your period, so please don't worry.

  • Hi Vicki, i have had discharge for about three years now - when do you thin i will start? also i have really discharge and it normally goes through my pants/ liner! please help x



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    With discharge noticed for such a long time, I doubt you will have much longer to wait. If you find your current pant liner does not hold this fluid, consider a different brand, or changing more often.

  • Hey,
    I just have a quick question ...how much discharge are you surpossed to get and how often is it surpossed to occur if you havnt started your periods yet?
    From lily xx

    Hi Lily, some people notice discharge on a daily basis, others every now and then and the amount produced, its colour and texture can vary from day to day and person to person too. Why not read about this subject by visiting our Puberty tab on the website.

  • Hi Vicky! My discharge has a strong odour and I dont think its normal, please help!!!

    Discharge does have a slight odour, but if this is becoming stronger it may be that it is mixed with sweat, urine or faeces. So in future ensure you always wipe this area thoroughly after visiting the toilet and consider wearing pant liners and using our Lil-Lets teens freshen-up wipes.

     

     

  • Is discharge kind of gooey?or can It be as if you've got a bit of flour and got it on your clothes because I've just gone to the toilet and it was stuck in side my pants?xx

    Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to the vagina together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It is normal for discharge to dry hard and stick to your pubic hair and knickers so you might like to consider using pant liners and Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes as they will help you to keep feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Every day I get discharge in my underwear and even if I have showered recently I can smell an odour that is highly unpleasant if I open my legs for too long and was wondering if I have an infection? Thank you :)

    If you find the odour particularly unpleasant, you should ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP for peace of mind.

  • He VickiOk so I'm now 13 and haven't has my period I'm starting to get a little worried as I have realised I'm getting clear gooey stuff In my nickers and I was wondering is it normal to be at my age and haven't started ?

    The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.  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.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and also lets us know that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives and this is usually within 6-12 months.

  • Hi there,
    I am new to this sight and i am finding it quite helpful i was woundering if i could ask you a question? I am 12 and i have been getting discharge quite heavily but havnt started by period, is this normal and if it carries on should i start wearing pantie liners so my pants arnt always filled with discharge at the end of the day?
    Thank you!

    Welcome to Ask Vicki - I'm happy to answer any questions you might have.  It is normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before your period arrives and pant liners will not only help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there, they will also protect you from possible leakage should your period arrive.

  • do you grow nipples? and how do you tell the difference between urine and discharge?



    thanks , from sharonn

    Hi Sharonn, we are all born with nipples and as our breasts develop, nipples naturally become bigger.  Discharge is a clear mucus produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It is released from the vagina whereas urine is released from the urethra and is a thinner fluid.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I have had my discharge for a long time now and I'm only 11. In the day I feel a bit wet and uncomfortable so I asked my mum for some wipes and liners and looked at the starter packs. She said no! I think she is a bit nervous about letting me have them but I don't think she understands that I am uncomfortable,
    please help me what can I do?

    Talk to your mum and explain how using pant liners will help you feel more comfortable down there.  They will also protect you from possible leakage should your period arrive.

  • Dear Vicki
    Is discharge everyday or just a few days a month (when your period will be)
    Thanks xxx

    This can vary, some people experience it every day, others just from time to time, either way it is very normal and nothing to be anxious about.

  • Hey Vicki,
    Do you have to have discharge to have your first period? I'm getting really worried because I've not had discharge and some of my friends have.

    Thx

    Not everyone experiences discharge before their period so please try not to worry.

  • I started my period at the beginning of 2012 and even now I get horrible gloopy discharge and small dry lumps on it and it stains my knickers yellowy, it is worrying me and I get embarassed
    Jasminxo

    Hi Jasmin, discharge is very often noticed in between periods and this may continue until your twenties and is very normal and nothing to worry about, you may find wearing pant liners on a daily basis will help leave you feeling more comfortable.

  • Hi ive had discharges for iver a year now and when i go out i just feel like theres a bit of pee comming out of my vagina and i feel kind of weird ive told my mum about it she said she would try getting me some pads but she still hasent and i dont want to talk to her about it again what should i do?

    I am sure your mum will not mind you asking her again and jogging her memory, so why not have a chat and let her know you still feel uncomfortable when out and about.

  • Hi Vicki, me again... I just started finding this white goo in my underwear? Is this bad? And how do I keep this from ruining my underwear? Please reply soon.
    -AJDJ (Yes I am a girl...)

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping vagina clean and free from infection, it is very natural and a sign that your period may not be too far away.

  • Hi, I've had discharge for about a year now. It started out clear but recently the amount has increased and it is a very yellow color, but no odor or irritation. I also haven't changed anything when it comes to sanitation. Is it an infection? Thanks

    No this is fine as discharge can range from clear or creamy yellow in colour from time to time.

  • It's really weird, and I'm abit confused. I have had discharge for over a year now but just lately it's becoming thick and stringy, I don't have any infection and my discharge comes everyday. I have pubic hair and tender breasts. I'm 13 and still yet haven't had my period? Is ist near


    PLEASE ANSWER I AM QUITE WORRIED

    With so many signs of puberty I doubt you will have much longer to wait before the arrival of your period and please don't worry about the discharge, this can often change in colour and texture from day to day.

  • is it normal to expirence more discharge when doing sport?

    It is normal to sweat more when taking part in sports which in turn can make the amount of discharge produced appear as if increased.

  • What colour is discharge meant to be ?
    Thanks
    From pink heart xx

    Hi Pink heart, discharge can be clear or creamy yellow  in colour and you can find out more about this fluid by clicking on the Puberty tab on our website.

  • Hi Vicki. My discahrge is very heavy and i got it EVERY SINGLE DAY . By the way i started my period last year. So my mom tells me that's it's not good to wear pantyliners everyday and you've got to let your skin breathe. But as i said i have very heavy discharge and i have to wear pantyliners. Is it true and what to do. Thanks xxxxxx

    There is no evidence to show wearing pant liners on a daily basis is harmful in any way and many people wear them every day. But if your mum prefers you to have a break from wearing them, then you should respect her wishes.

  • Hi vicki
    So today i went to the toilet and on my pant liner there was sort of a brown yellowish discharge that elt quite strongly. Also that day i had really bad cramps and ive ha dishcharge for 3-4years what was it?

    This could be your first period, so why not see what happens over the next couple of days and if any more of this fluid is noticed.

  • Does my discharge have to be really thick or can I wear pant linters anyway as sometimes it feels like I have wet myself?????? Thanks again!!
    From Clo xxx

    Hi Clo, you can wear pant liners on a daily basis whatever discharge you notice. Some people even wear pant liners when they have no discharge at all. It really is all about how you feel and what is best for you.

  • Hi vicki !
    Thank you for answering my last question about periods. You mentioned discharge. I have a question and I know the answer but I want to make sure does discharge have to happen and can you always see it clearly ??

    Not everyone experiences discharge and for those that do it can be clear or creamy yellow in colour.

  • I have loads of discharge lately, I've had my period for about 6 months now and I always seem to have discharge in my panties. does masturbating produce discharge more?

    Discharge continues to be noticed even once your period has arrived and the amount produced can vary from day to day, so you have nothing to worry about.

  • Hey Viki!!!!
    Sorry that it's me again but when should I start wearing my pant liners I have discharge, I think. As I have what looks like snot in my knickers most days?????
    Love Clo xxxxxx

    Hi Clo, consider wearing a pant liner every day from now on, to protect your underwear from discharge and leave you feeling clean and fresh throughout the day.

  • Hi vicki
    I often fund that my discharge that ive had for 3-4years comes thicker in the morning. Why is this and is it normal

    It is very common for discharge to change in both colour and texture from time to time so please try not to worry.

  • I've not had my period yet but what does discharge look like? I think I know what periods look like but I'm not sure about discharge. Thanks xx

    Why not read all about discharge on our website under the Puberty tab.

  • im 13 and had dishcharge for 2 years now
    When i sit in calss, i can feel my discharge coming out really fats, almost like wee
    is this normal and when is my period going to arrive

    This is very normal and you may find wearing a pant liner during the day helps you feel clean and fresh. As for your period well this cannot be too far away now, as discharge is often noticed for between 6-12 months before its arrival.

  • Hey vicki, my name is laura i am 13 years old and i am a 32 a breast size i have been having discharge for about 1 1/2 years now and they say about 6-12 months after discharge your period will come but mine didnt seem to come yet what should i do ?

    Hi Laura, lots of girls notice discharge for longer than a year, it's nothing to worry about.