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Discharge

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  • To Vicki, I have just posted on your new blog, it really helped me. By the way it is Lauren or Lozzy again.
    I want to ask is it normal to feel like you want to release sudden spurts of urine when your frustrated or under preassure? How can I tell my mum I have had discharge and where and when should I tell her. Also I have had it for years and did not realise it was discharge. She would not have noticed because it surrounds my vagina.
    Thanks, Lauren :) xoxo

    Hi Lauren, it is very normal to feel as if you want to visit the toilet when you are in a stressful situation so try not to worry. It really is up to you if you want to share the news of your discharge with your mum, I am sure she already knows and fully understands that this is quite natural and part of being a young woman.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm 10 and having discharge is this normal?

    This is perfectly normal so try not to worry as discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb along with other 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 might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they are ideal for keeping you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Dear Vicki,
    I have been having a lot of discharge lately, more than usual. Does that mean I am going to start my period really soon? I have some pubic hair a my breasts are developing. Also I am thirteen.

    Many females do notice that their discharge increases before their period arrives but they would have been releasing discharge for 6-12 months beforehand.

  • Hi Vicky!!!!!
    I'd first like to say how helpful you have been!!!!! Without you I'd be clueless!!
    Anyway to my query...
    You had said in other questions that discharge is creamy like cottage cheese however I get liquid in my knickers which is a slimy substance and if I don't notice it it dries and it makes my panties yellowish.my mum says it is discharge but from looking at your page I'm not really sure. Is this discharge or something else??
    Thanks!!

    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 is normal for it to appear yellow when it dries out so try not to worry.  Discharge 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 might like to consider using pant liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.  Thank you so much for your words of support.

  • Hi Vicki!
    I have been having discharge for a while now and I have only just told my mum! It took alot of courage and now I can't wait for my period I kinda just want my first time over and delt with! I don't wanna tell dad about the discharge because he will bring it up and I will get REALLY embarrassed because I am self conscious and can't help being nervous! 💕💕💕

    Well done you for telling your mum about your discharge.  Discharge is a sign that your body is getting ready for when your period arrives and this is usually within 6-12 months.  Try to remember that this is a perfectly normal part of puberty and there is nothing to feel self-conscious about.  You have already told your mum about it so there is no need for you to mention it to your dad if you don't want to.

  • Hi Vicki,
    i am getting quite heavy discharge, to the point of where my knickers feel uncomfortable because they are a little soggy, even in my pyjamas, what should I do?

    You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they can be changes as little or as often as you like and will help you feel fresh and clean down there.

  • What is a normal amount of discharge?

    Everyone is different and releaess different amounts of discharge.  Pant liners are ideal for helping you to keep fresh and clean down there though so try not to worry.

  • Hi! I have had discharge for a month or two but I didn't tell my mom. How should I tell her? Is it normal to be nervous??

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once and it is perfectly normal for us to release discharge so there is no need for you to feel embarrassed about it.  Discharge is a sure sign that your body is getting ready for when your period arrives so try not to worry.

  • MY MUM THINKS I HAVE THRUSH! I TOLD HER ABOUT MY DISCHARGE AND THAT (WITHOUT USING THE WORD DISCHARGE AND THEN SHE SAYS SOMETHING LIKE U HAVE THRUSH!!!! we r going shopping for a bra tomorrow should I ask her for pads/liners then?!

    Thrush is easily identified by the presence of a thick creamy discharge that ressembles cottage cheese.  You would have an itchy vagina and it would be painful to pass urine.  If you have these symptoms, please ask your mum to buy some cream from the chemist for you but if not, pant liners are ideal for helping you to keep fresh and clean down there and they will also protect you from possible leakage should your period arrive.

  • sorry to bother you but i have got very dark yellow discharge in my underwear. i a also having breast development and pubic hair between my legs what does this mean help me give me as much imformation as you can thanks alot xx

    These are all normal signs of puberty so try not to worry.  Releasing discharge is a sure sign that your body is getting ready for when your period arrives and this is usually within 6-12 months.

  • Hi Vicki*
    I'm 13yrs old and i have been discharging since 15May2014 n i have hated it coz ű☆ knw it iz sticky,,gooey,, Which makes me feel uncomfortable at certain times.. I do wear liners..but it still makes me feel uncomfortable..Is there a way for me to feel more comfortable..Becoz there iz nt a dae tht i don't discharge! Specially on Mondaes i discharge like fricken a lot bcz of sports! Plz plz plz help me!! ASAP
    BTW I lyk this site a lot
    Love Discharge girl
    Have a blessed dae

    Lil-Lets teens Liners will be great for helping you to keep fresh and clean down there as you can change them as often as you like and as your discharge is quite heavy, you might like to consider using our new Lil-Lets teens Freshen-up wipes too.

  • Can you get brown discharge that isn't your period or an infection?

    You could get discharge that was brown in colour, especially if it is mixed in with faeces that have not been wiped away thoroughly after visting the toilet.

  • Hi viki , I have been getting discharge for a while and this morning it was white as usual but all stuck together , then I noticed a tiny tiny speck of browny red stuff in my pants and then tonight I got the same discharge of white stuff all stuck together I'm so confused what could this be ?

    Discharge can often be thick and creamy  so try not to worry and if you feel uncomfortable consider wearing a pant liner for the next couple of days.

  • Hey Vicky

    ive been get discharge for about 6 months and its starting to change colour. Is it normal.
    From Naiomi xxxxxxx

    Hi Naiomi, discharge can vary in colour from day to day, one day clear and runny and then a few days later thick and creamy yellow. There is nothing to worry about and these changes are caused by the fluctuating levels of hormones in your body at any one time. Why not read this week's blog on Puberty and Hormones.

  • Ok well after reading all these answers I'm starting to get really worried because I thought I was having brown discharge now I've read that it may be and infection but it may be my first period and I'm just really freaked out! HELP!!!

    Why not have a chat to your mum, it is more than likely your first period and you can easily see by reading all the great stuff on our website including my blogs that a period is nothing to be freaked out about and should not stop you from carrying on with your normal daily routine.

  • Hi
    I have this white stufff which is called mucas I think, just wondering is it ok to have it in ur pants and should we put toilet paper in to stop it.
    From Darcey xx:)

    Hi Darcey, this is discharge and very normal, you can wear a pant liner if you wish or simply let it absorb into your underwear if it does not bother you, it will wash out.

  • I'm 12 coming up to 13. I have had discharge for nearly a year now sometimes it's all wet and gloppy and sometimes it's just white and dry and I get this everyday. My family started their periods at 14 but is the discharge signs I will start sooner?

    Discharge is a great sign that your period is not too far away and the colour can vary from clear to creamy yellow.

  • I keep getting heaps of discharge lately, more than usual, does this mean my period's about to come or is it just a phase?

    thanks

    Discharge is always a great sign that your period is not too far away and it can very often be noticed even once your period has arrived.

  • Hi Vicki its lauren again.
    I am not sure if I sent my last message so I am going to send it agin. I haegot what I think is discharge as it is a creamy substance. It does not make its way onto my underwear though. Is this considered as discharge.
    Thanks xx:)

    Hi Lauren, yes this is discharge.

  • Im 13 i hv discharge for 7 months and i dont have my peroid

    Discharge can be noticed for up to 12 months before the arrival of your period, often longer for some girls, so don't worry this is all very normal.

  • What colours can distarge be? White, brown, red? I really have no clue!
    Thanks x :) :) :

    Why not read our section on discharge under the puberty tab and you will see discharge can be clear or a creamy yellow colour depending on your cycle.

  • Hi Vicki! Why does between my legs smell like fish or something .. But somedays it's worse than others ?? And also I haven't had my period for about 2 months and I don't know why . But I know I'm not pregnant because I'm only 13 lol thank you Vicki for the support !

    Discharge can often have a slight odour, but if this is mixed with urine or 'poo' it can become fishy smelling. My advice is to wear a pant liner on a daily basis that you can change at break time and consider trying our Lil-Lets Freshen-up wipes too, these can be used after visiting the toilet to keep you feeling clean and fresh.

  • Hey Vicki,
    I have a question and it is about my discharge.
    Basically when I get discharge there are red like threads in it,
    Are they veins or is my body telling me I need pads
    Answer ASAP
    P.S Could this be my period???
    From ,
    Unkown Smosh

    It may be your period so please have a chat to your mum or the person who cares for you and share this information with them.

  • Hello, Vicki!
    I am Lauren and I think I may be having discharge I am 11. I do have a creamy coloured substance where my urine escapes(you know what I
    Mean) is this considered as discharge as it does not make its way onto my underwear? Thanks x


    P.s so you know its me I will end my questions with xx :)

    Hi Lauren, yes this is discharge and I am sure you already know by visiting our website is very normal and nothing to be anxious or worried about.

  • HI VICKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ME AND MY FRIEND HAVE A WEIRD SITUATION BECAUSE WE HAVE DISCHARGE FOR OVER A YEAR AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE PERIOD!! IS THIS UNUSUAL OR HAVE WE MISSED IT????!!!!!!!!!!

    FROM LOL!!!123

    Discharge can often be noticed for longer than a year and there really is no need to be anxious our worried.

  • hi vicki,I hardly got any white discharge. .happens in very rare instance. ..is it normal?. I am 20 yrs.

    Not everyone experiences discharge, it does not mean there is anything wrong, it's just the way it is for some people, so please try not to worry.

  • I'm 19, had my period since I was 13-14, have been on the depo for around 2 years and it stopped my periods. I have just came off it though and have been coming on at least 3 days a week for the past month, which I understand is my menstrual cycle changing, but Ive been to the toilet today and I had a lot of really thick clear discharge stuff on my vagina when I wiped it, there was around 2 tablespoons worth of thick clear discharge at this 1 time. Should I be worried?

    No this is all part of your body adjusting to your new menstrual cycle adn nothing to worry about.

  • How can I tell my mum I've just had discharge ??? Please help !!!!!!!!

    I am sure your mum will have already noticed this fluid in your underwear when she does the weekly wash so don't worry she wil understand that this is al very normal and nothing to be worried about.

  • Hi vicki Lydia here Im 13 and have been having discharge since when I was 11 and I still haven't had my period, is there something wrong with me? (I get quite a lot of discharge) thank you xxxx

    Hi Lydia, there is nothing wrong with you as discharge can often be noticed for longer than a year. Your period will arrive when your body feels ready and not before, so try not to worry.

  • Hi Vicki
    Can you get brown discharge that isn't your period?

    Brown discharge is generally a sign of an infection and therefore this is far more likely to be your period.

  • At the end of everyday I have what I think is discharge? My pants and wet but it is couloir less! Today when I went to the loo I wiped and little plae brown gooey balls came out!? I had the same yesterday day! It only happens once though and their was no stain in my underware? Is this just more discharge or my period? X

    It could be more discharge as it often changes in colour from day to day. Alternatively it could be your first period and if you are at all confused have a chat to your mum or the person who cares for you and ask their advice.

  • Hi Vicki
    I have had discharge for 3 years now and is ur period not supposed to come after 6-12 months of releasing discharge? When do I know it is coming sooner to the time?
    Layla xx

    Hi Layla, some people notice discharge for longer is it fine and nothing to worry about and still a great sign that your period is not too far away.

  • Hi Vicki I've just started high school and for almost a year I've had white liquid in my pants I have also had little but noticeable growth in my breasts this started almost a year a go I have not started puberty
    and do not wear a bra should I

    by the way I have panty liners should I wear them
    Milly 12

    Hi Milly, this white fluid is called discharge and a very normal part of puberty which I can confirm has started for you. Why not read all our excellent articles on the website about puberty and periods, it will tell you all you need to know. Finally, if you feel pant liners will keep your underwear protected and you feeling fresh then why not.

  • Hey viki it is kit kat again I have seen the answer to my last question but I am a bit confused as I don't know how or what is discharge I know that sounds stupid but I really don't know I am 12 by the way

    Hi KitKat read our section on Discharge for all you need to know about this fluid made by the body to keep the vagina clean and free from infection.

  • Hi Vicki :)

    I have only ever had one period (my second is due on Saturday). A few days before my first ever period, I realised that my discharge was getting really thick. And also I had this the other day. I'm sorry if this is gross but it goes quite bogey-like and lumpy. Both times this has happened about 3 days before (if this one comes on time). Is that consistency normal?

    Also, it is my 13th birthday tomorrow! (Friday :))

    Discharge can often become darker in colour and thicker a week before our periods so please try not to worry.

  • Hi Vicki I am getting white stuff in my nickers

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

  • i have had brown discharge for 3 days, i am wearing pads and liners but now it's turned to white, what does that mean?
    anon

    The brown discharge was almost certainly your first period and now your period has ended it is very common for discharge to be noticed in between periods.

  • Hi Vicky,
    i have been having discharge for about three weeks now and i j=have told my mum about it. i dont know what to do
    i have not started my periods yet

    Discharge is a very natural fluid produced in the vagina and there is no need to do anything, it will easily wash out of your underwear and if it makes you feel a little uncomfortable you could always ask your mum to purchase some Lil-Lets teens pant liners to keep you feeling clean and fresh.

  • Hi Vicki
    If you had a yeast infection got the medicine and it felt better, a week later could it cause you to have brown discharge?

    It may do, but it may also be your period, so please have a chat to your mum or the person who cares for you.