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  • Hello, I am 11 and and am currently experiencing puberty. Almost all the changes have happened apart from my period. I have discharge every day and sometimes it is not always white. I wanted to know that if my discharge is sometimes a brownish colour or sometimes smells is this normal??

    Brown discharge can often be your period especially if you notice it over a number of days. Any offensive odour is generally caused by discharge being mixed with urine and or faeces and for this reason it is very important to clean this area after visiting the toilet. Finally, some people find wearing pant liners on a regualar basis is great for helping to keep you feeling clean and fresh.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I havnt started my period yet but I have had discharge for along time now, about a year and bit. Sometimes I get more than other days but it has started to come more now. I'm 13 years old and I dont know what to do.
    Thank you x

    As you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I can only guess that your period isn't too far away and don't worry about how much discharge is produced, this can very often change on a daily basis and is caused by fluctuating hormones in your body.

  • I've got a whitish stuff in my pants and it
    Smells really bad is this discharge?

    Yes.  Discharge is a clear/white 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 tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • hi vicki! Before i say my problem i would like to say that i asked this question before but someone else had the same code and her question and answer came up.
    Anyway My real problem is that im on my periods and now my discharge as gone. I finished my periods 3 days after and before i used to get alot of discarge but now i am not getting any discharge at all! Im so scared! I dont know if its normal or not! Is it normal?!!!
    Arzoo

    Hi Arzoo, please try not to worry as it is perfectly normal to notice large gaps in the release of discharge at times.

  • I've had discharge for at least a year but it is quite light in colour and there's not much of it (except some days). Also, I have hair down there but there's a patch in the middle where there isn't any hair?! Why is this and how long will I have discharge before my period?

    It is normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before a period arrives and it is normal for it to vary in amount, colour and consitency so try not to worry.  Try not to worry about the bald patch in your pubic hair as it will probably grow when it's ready.

  • Hi vicki
    I got my first period on Wednesday 13th August and ever since I've been having white discharge.
    I'm a little confused to why I havnt had my period again:-)
    Love Abbie
    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    Hi Abbie, it is perfetly normal to release discharge throughout your mentrual cycle so try not to worry.

  • HI vicki,
    ive noticed some whitish yellow stuff in my pants for the last couple of months is it discharge or wee
    plz answer xxxxx

    This is discharge so try not to worry.  Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced byt 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 to let us know that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.

  • whats discharge

    Discharge is a clear mucus 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.

  • Hi,
    My discharge recently has been causing me trouble.
    1)It is producing weird smells, how can i get rid of the smell.
    2)I am getting a lot more the last two weeks and I do not want to wear liners but it is getting so annoying.

    It is normal for discharge to have a slight odour but nothing too offensive but by wearing pant liners, you will help to minimise any odour.  You might also like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes as they will help to keep you feeling clean and fresh down there too.

  • I have had discharge for over a year and I still haven't gotten my period yet. Should u be concerned?

    Try not to worry as there are always exceptions to the rule.

  • I haven't started my period yet but I have been having discharge in my knickers. I have experienced stitch like feelings in my stomach and near my hips but today when I went to the toilet and wiped myself I saw some white/clear pieces of skin or something is this normal?

    It is normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before your period arrives and it can also dry into little pieces so try not to worry.

  • Hi Vikki ,
    I recently asked about seeing discharge from my vagina , and now I am finding it in my pants , should I tell my mum because I really don't want to... As I get embarrassed about talking to her about this stuff( last time I hinted that I wanted to shave by saying that my legs were really hairy , but she then replied that I diddnt need to shave) but I did it because they were REALLY hairy and she diddnt notice ... That's why I don't want to talk to her about this stuff 😳😳😳
    Thanks
    Annie xxx

    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 releasing discharge.  You could start the conversation by asking if she would consider buying you some Lil-Lets teens Liners that will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • part 2But still on the discharge, what for you think i should do because normally i wear just 1 pant liner a day and now it can be up to 2 wish means i have to bye more wish is even more money, i went to the doctor before and talked a little about this and she said to wear a pad, do you think that would be ok if i did? But then the problem with that is that pads make me itchy on my vagina so please help!!!!
    P.s my discharge has never been this heavy thanks. Kiki

    Hi Kiki, it is normal for some girls to notice the release of heavy discharge so try not to worry.  You might like to try changing your pant liner more regularly to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there and this should also help to reduce any irritation you might have.  You might also like to try our Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes to keep you feeling more comfortable too.

  • When i was little i fell over and i split my vagina ive not started my periosyet and im 13 ive been hurting and geting like kicks down there well not kicks but it feels like it and crqmps and big discharges my pants are covered in it i shower everyday just wondering if something could be wrong xx thanks from
    Bobbie mai

    Hi Bobbie mai, these little cramps are experienced by lots of girls your age as their body prepares for puberty and is nothing to worry about. As for discharge the amount produced can vary from time to time so please try not to worry.

  • Whats discharge does it mean your on your period soon if so around who long does it normally mean ur period will start after ur discharge starts

    Discharge is generally noticed for around 6-12 months, sometimes a little longer.

  • Hi vikki, do u get discharge after ur first period?
    - Emms Ξ

    Hi Emms, yes discharge can be noticed, before and in between periods.

  • Liquid sometimes comes out my vagina im not on my period and im not sure what it is its slightly thick and is clear

    This is discharge and nothing to be worried about, it is your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and fresh.

  • Hi vicki I am going to a water parc tomorrow and I am having ALOT!!! of discharge what should I do???? Please help ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

    Discharge should not prevent you from having fun and you may find just wearing a pant liner is all you need to wear to protect your underwear.

  • Hi Vicki. I am worried because when i use the loo my underwear has a yellowish stain occasionally i feel a little wet earlier in the day but thats it. Is it discharge???????????? Plz help because im really confused. Also can you tell me how to tell my mum that i want to use pantyliners?

    Yes this is discharge.

  • hey my bf can be mistaken form me being turned on or discharge if u get what i mean but i'm embarrassed to tell him its discharge how do i tell him sorry if this is inappropriate btw i'm 18 pleas help ASAP

    Discharge is a very natural part of being a woman but I do not see why you have to tell him anything other than the fact that your body has a system for cleansing itself and this fluid is part of that system.

  • My discharge has black streaks in wat does it mean xxxxxxxxxxxxxx so I know it's mine

    It could be the start of your period, so have a chat to your mum and share this news with her.

  • Hi Vikki I have this discharge and it is getting worse by the day I told my mum but she said nothing. Do you know what it is and why it's happening I have had it for about a year now and ute really bad now. I wear liners but it's getting really hard to deal with it even takes over the liner I don't know what to do please helpx

    Discharge is your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection, it is also a good clue that your first period is not too far away. Why not consider wearing a long liner and changing a couple of times during the day when discharge is heavy.

  • Why does discharge come out

    Discharge is a good thing and is your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection.

  • what is disscharge?

    and i am getting this yellowish fluid in my pants and on my bottom what does that mean?

    Why not read our section on discharge for all you need to know about this fluid.

  • hi vicky
    people say when u get discharge it means ur close to ur period but i have had my period for 1 year and a bit but i get discharge as soon as im off my period and it stops when im on them
    therefore i dont have any sign as to when i will be coming of my period!!
    thanks layla xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Hi Layla, discharge is often noticed in between periods and can continue to be noticed into your twenties; sometimes even longer.

  • Hey viki, I'm 12 years old almost 13 and I have found a see through jelly substance in my panties and I sometimes feel wet because of it😁 I don't know what it is and my pelvis/vagina kinda hurts plz help I'm worried😥

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection. Along with this pain in your lower tummy, discharge is also a good clue that your body is getting ready for your period too.

  • Hi should dishcharge come out of your vagina.
    Thanks kiki

    Discharge is made at the entrance to your uterus; your cervix and is then released via your vaginal opening. For more on how this part of your body works, why not check our my blog on the Reproductive System.

  • This is really strange and sounds pretty yucky, but I was at the toilet today and there was a big thick blob of whitish jelly discharge, was found HANGING from my vagina..I've never had this before and it was a lot more than normal. It also smelled kind of like chips...it was so strong. What causes this? I'm not due my period until next month.

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection. You can find out more about this by checking out the Puberty section on our website.

  • Should I wear pads I get a white leakage in my knickers quite a lot should I or should I just wait till my period starts this has been happening for a year when will my period start

    I think this leakage is discharge and a very normal part of puberty for girls, there is no need to wear a pad, but if you want to feel clean and fresh consider a pant liner worn on a daily basis. Finally, you may find your peirod is not too far away now.

  • What age do you stop getting discharge?

    Some people never notice it, some people stop noticing it in their twenties and for others they always experience it. We are all very different you see.

  • I always have discharge and I've had it ever since i started my period but that was about 8 years ago...

    Discharge can continue to be noticed in between your periods into your twenties and this is very normal.

  • Am kind of worried ever sense before I even had my period I use to have gooey stuff come out of me nd it still does nd am 16 now nd I aalready had my period sense I was 13.Help

    This is discharge and can be noticed in between your periods until your twenties; sometimes longer. It's nothing to worry about and all part of your body keeping your vagina clean and healthy.

  • Hi vicki I'm really creeped out right now coz I was in the shower and when I got out and dressed I noticed there was whitish cream stuff at the entrance to my vagina I haven't put any cream on down below so what is this I'm only 11??!!!

    This is discharge a fluid that is made by the body to keep your vagina clean and free from infection. It is very common in your teen years and very normal so please try not to worry.

  • Do you know how often a girl should get discharge? I think that I get it too often, about two times a day.

    Discharge can be noticed every day and all through the day so you really have nothing to worry about.

  • I have had discharges for 2 nearly THREE years and still no sin of my period.... What now?

    Brie I have got boobs and hair everywhere etc

    Discharge can often be noticed for a couple of years and you really do not have to do anything at all; your body will know when the time is right for your period to arrive.

  • I was wondering, can you get your period, and yet not have had discharge before? Thanks Vicki x

    Yes you can and not everyone experiences discharge in their lives.

  • Hi i am Jane and is 11 years old and i already asked you 2 question and this is my 3rd one.I have been getting white discharge for a few days then it goes away.Then it comes back and goes away.Is this normal?When will you get periods when you have white discharge.Also my mum got her periods at 11 years old so maybe i will get it a 11?

    Hi Jane, this is discharge and it very often comes and goes and is a great sign that your period is not too far away also.

  • Hi,I am jame and i'm 11 years old.Your last question really helped me.Now i've got another one.White discharge is usually runny and white but mine is yellow and dry.Is this normal?How comes you can't feel white discharge when its dripping.

    Hi Jame, yes this is normal too.

  • Hi viki..... I have a question about discharge...

    Is it just creamy and white like most girls have?
    The thing is...when i sometimes wipe my vagina there is a clear slimy thing and i talked to my mum and she said it was normal and im not saying i don't believe her its just i wanted to check with you...i also wear a pant liner every day.
    Oh i almost forgot....it dose not come out my vagina and my mum said that's because its there to protect my vagina but i just want to check with you..thanks kiki

    Hi Kiki, discharge can be clear, creamy yellow, thick or stringy, so your mum is correct. It does however come from your vagina and is made at the entrance to your cervix.

  • Hi vicki
    I don't know how to tell my mum I'm having discharge I get really embarrassed about this stuff I don't know why is there a way I can tell her?

    I would imagine your mum has already noticed this fluid loss when she does the weekly laundry and don't worry she will understand that this is very natural and perfectly normal without you having to say a word.

  • Can discharge by on my labia minora?

    Yes it can sit in and around the area of the vulva and this is very normal.

  • Hiya, this is a question my friend wanted to know, can you get your period even if u haven't had any discharge at all? I don't think you can, but I came across this website, and thought I might as well ask!😄 Thank you

    Not everyone experiences discharge before, during or after their period. So the answer is yes, you can still start menstruating if no discharge has been produced.

  • Hi... I have had discharge for 20 months now and it is getting heavier by the day. Does this mean my first period will start soon?

    This is fine and discharge will often change in colour, texture and the amount produced, it does not necessarily mean your period is very close, but it does mean it is not too far away.

  • I saw on a website that discharge smelling fishy could be something bad; is this true? Please help I am really worried.

    An unsual odour very often means discharge has mixed with faeces or urine and bacteria has formed. So it is always a great idea to be super clean and use wipes after visiting the toilet. If you still notice an unpleasant odour after this or any irritiation or swelling you should then speak to your mum as you may have an infection.

  • hi vicky. :) ^_^ here is Angel. ;D i have nt developed much n i am getting discharge since 1 and a half month. its yellowish n smells bad. m worried..!Thnks. plz put this in discharge column.

    Hi Angel, why not read our section on Discharge under the puberty tab, you will see it is very normal and also a sign that your period is not too far away.

  • Hi Vicki
    I haven't started my period yet but I have discharge
    I'm thinking about using liners because I'm starting to get a lot now
    I was just wondering how do liners work? Do they stick to your knickers like towels?can u reuse them? Do u bin them like towels
    Thank you
    Annoynmous

    Liners are just like towels and you can generally wear just one a day and then dispose of it with normal household waste. Or for some people they find they need to use more than one during the day when a lot of discharge is produced.

  • I have had periods but no discharge has come out except from the start of my periods.
    Is that normal???????
    Please answer ASAP thnx!!!

    Some people never experience discharge, others noticed before and in between their periods for several years. So please try not to worry this is all very normal.

  • Hiya Vicki! Im 13 and I have been getting discharge for about 1 year now and lately its gotten really bad! It completley soaks my pants and feels like i wet myself.. Ive tried wearing panty liners but it comes through.. Im really embarrassed incase someone notices! X

    Why not try a longer pant liner and consider changing more frequently to avoid any discomfort or feeling of wetness.

  • Can you get disgarge from you bum because I sometimes get it when I wipe?

    It is most likely that your discharge is sliding down from your vagina to your anus so try not to worry.

  • Hey vicki,
    For the past month or so i have found a little bit of whitish liquid in my underwear. I'm 13 and i'm not sure what this is or what i should use (tampon/pads etc) thanks, Caitlin xx

    Hi Caitlin, this is discharge and it is nothing to worry about as it is produced by glands found at the entrance to your womb together with normal secretions found natuarlly on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free from infection and also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Hi viki I'm 11 and 3/4 and I have gotten bigger breasts , hair everywhere , and mood swings i look in my under where the other night and there was a ting bit of gooppy stuff and it was creamy white and sticky i was wondering if it could be discharge but is it too small of an amount to be it
    Thanks
    Grace 22301

    Hi Grace, yes this is discharge which is nothing to worry about as it is perfectly normal.  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 freee of infection and tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will help to protect you not only from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should your period arrive.

  • I have been reading the answers to some of the questions on this website and heard alot of people metion 'discharge' and I don't know what it is so can you tell me what discharge is?

    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 healthy and also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when your period arrives.

  • hi vicky I'm 12 years old and my vagina discharge has stopped I got my period in January is this normal?

    Try not to worry as it is perfectly normal to notice gaps in between releasing discharge.

  • Hi Vicki

    I'm 14 and I started my period a year ago but I'm still getting discharge it's white and stringy! Is this right? Should I visit my doctor? I told my mum and she doesn't really know what to do either! Please answer my question I'm really scared ; no one my age seems to get it…

    Discharge is often noticed in between periods and can continue into a girls early twenties and sometimes longer.

  • Hey vicki,
    Is it normal for you discharge to be a bit thick/ slightly runny with an odour after finishing your first period? I'm very very very very worried & scared.
    Please answer this question ASAP!

    Thankyou very much.

    Try not to worry as it is perfectly normal for discharge to alter in consistency, colour and amount throughout your mentrual cycle.  It is also normal for it to have an odour so you might like to try using Lil-Lets teens Liners which can be changed as often as you like and also Lil-Lets teens Frehsen-Up wipes that will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • i haven't started mt period yet but i find wet goo in my underwear (and it is not wee!) but is this wet goo normal?????? thank you Vicki XX

    This is discharge which 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 is used as a sign that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You might like to consdier using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • i am 12 and i sometimes find a whitish brown dot in my pants and i don't know what to do or if it is even discharge. i try to ask and tell my mum but i never have the guts to tell her. please help me

    This could be discharge, which I am sure you already know and is nothing to be worried or concerned about.

  • So, lately I have been having really heavy discharge, and this is about the time my last period was, do you think this is happening because my period is near, and should I start to wear pads or panty liners just in case?

    It is possible that your period is near but this isn't always the case as many girls and women naturally release a lot of discharge at all times.  Lil-Lets teens Liners are ideal for keeping you feeling fresh and clean down there so please give them a try.