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  • Hi,
    How do I tell my mum I have started to have discharge? We have talked about periods once but I can talk to her about anything else like stops and bra ect.
    Plz help. Thanx!
    From Emma

    Hi Emma, I think your mum will be fine as you've already spoken about periods.  It is useful to know that usually girls release discharge for between 6-12 months before their period arrives.  You might also like to consider using pant liners as they will help to keep you feeling clean and fresh down there.

  • Hey Vicki so I have had discharge for 17 months now and I have had all the signs of puberty
    But I have had brown discharge twice and I know it's not my period because I only had it for a day and I went back to normal discharge what does this mean ( I'm 12) xx
    Thanks Alicia xxx

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

  • Hi Vicki
    Sorry if this is inappropriate but I've had discharge for months and sometimes there are little lumps in it. Not often though. Is this normal ? Xoxoxoxoxoxooooxoxoxooxxoxoxoxooxoxox

    There is no need for alarm as this is perfectly normal.

  • HI Vicki I'm 13 and a half (6 months older than my mum was) yesterday I had a really dark yellowish brown discharge is this a sign im going to get a period?
    PS I havent had one yet

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

  • roughly every month i have a clear fluid discharge? what is it and should i be wearing a liner or something as protection as sometimes there is large ish amounts?

    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 is the body's way of letting us know that our period isn't too far away.  Lil-Lets teens Liners are ideal for helping to keep you fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi vicki! I am 13 and havent started my period yet. However, i have been getting discharge for a while now and sometimes it feels like i wet myself. Do you think my period is close?

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

  • Hi,I'm Emily and I'm 14. I have been getting discharge for ages now (over 1 year) I don't have my period yet but I seen about the different stages of discharge. Apparently, if your discharge is stretchy and stretches between your fingers it means your on your period. I'm really worried because I don't have my period,what if I just don't bleed? Please help Vicki!

    Hi Emily, when discharge becomes thicker and stretchy, it is usually a sign that your period isn't too far away but this is when you have already been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • In school the chairs that. I sit on are plastic and whenever I get up a see a patch of like wet? I don't wear panty liners or anything like that but I don't know what it is. What is it and how do I stop it???? Thanks xx

    The wet patch is probably from sweat and discharge so you might like to consdier trying Lil-Lets teens Liners as they are ideal for helping you to feel fresh and clean down there.

  • Hiya Vicks, I am 14 almost 15 and I have had discharge heavy for about a year and about 2 weeks ago it went from bright yellow to brown and It lasted a day and not gone brown since:/
    What does this mean

    There is no need for alarm as this is perfectly normal.  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 in the coming weeks and months and please remember that 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.

  • Hi so there was this like I dunno It felt like I was pooping but it was just a HUGE clump of discharge is this normal and whenever I bring up periods to my mum she shouts at me because I think she has no overies or something I hav no one to talk to plz help ps I'm adopted

    Discharge can vary in colour, texture and the amount produced, so I do not think you will have anything to worry about and this is all part of your development from a girl to a young woman.  If you cannot chat to your mum then why not be sure to read all the great stuff on our website for all you need to know about periods and puberty.

  • Hiya! Vicky!

    I've read so much of your advise and now I want to ask you a question. I have been getting brown stuff in my pants so started to wear lines but it has been going on for about 3 days so when will it stop because I'm a little worried! Should I be?
    Thanks! Xxx
    BTW I'm Jenny

    Hi Jenny, this is your period and could continue for a few more days so continue to wear pads or liners until no more fluid is noticed. It would also be a good idea to have a chat to your mum about this too.

  • I found some very light brown/yellowy discharge in my knickers. Is this my period or will it come soon??
    😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

    Why not wait and see what happens over the next few days and if you notice more brown fluid over the next few days this could be your first period.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Recently my discharge has become a lot heavier, I have had discharge since January and heavy discharge for about a week. It has probally doubled in amount. My question is, does this mean anything?
    From Cordy

    Hi Cordy, not really; discharge can vary in the colour, texture and amount produced from day to day and is very normal and part of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection.

  • Hi Vicki, I keep finding a pale yellow dried out stain every time I look at my under wear. What could it be? Ps when I go to the toilet it stil dried out even if it's the first visit in the day

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

  • Hi viki , I
    I hope this isn't inapropriate but I have white stuff on my down there what is this ?

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection, it's nothing to worry about and you can find out all about this fluid if you visit the Puberty section on our website.

  • hi Vicki, my names abi and I have been getting discharge now for eight-ish months and about 2 months in there was blood in it but nothing since! I had a really bad cramp in my stomach about 2months ago , and I have had 2 dreams now where I started my period, also just recently my discharge Is clear and stringy, all my friends have started but I'm the only one who hasn't... Help!!:( thanks xxxx

    Hi Abi, blood is generally your period and they can have gaps of several months between each one so please try not to worry and ensure you have some pads and liner with you going forward.

  • Hi Vicki! I'm 12, and I've had discharge for a long time now. I remember whitish goo in my undies since I was around 8. I only told my mum when I was 11, and started wearing pantyliners for safety. I only started developing breasts around 10 and a half (I'm a 36B) and still haven't started my period. I was wondering is it normal to have discharge before starting puberty or if my discharge was the beginning puberty but that's a young age?!?!

    This was almost certainly the start of puberty for you and nothing to worry about.

  • I started my period about 5 or 6 months ago and I have been getting clear/white sticky stuff coming out of my vagina in the last few months. What is it?
    Thanks morgan x

    This is discharge a fluid made by body to keep the vagina clean and free from infection and it can be  noticed before and in between periods.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I have got 2 questions!
    1. Is discharge part of puberty?
    2. I have had discharge for 1 and a half year now will my period come any time soon. Just curious!!!!!!!!
    From
    Ruby

    Hi Ruby, yes discharge is a fluid that is generally first noticed during puberty and is a great sign that your period may not be too far away, maybe even this year.

  • Hey vicki, i only ever get discharge after ive had a wee or been to the toilet and its quite heavy and feels like ive wet myself! Just wondering if this is normal to only get it after going to the tolet :-) thhannnkkkss
    Anon

    It is most likely that you do experience discharge at other times but you simply do not notice it. Remember that discharge is very natural and nothing to be worried about.

  • I have read the lil-let's little guide to becoming a teen booklet and on one of the pages it says about the white-ish fluid u can get in your underwear, I've been having this for a while now but recently, it has been staining my under wear, because my mum and dad fold and clean the dirty clothes, I'm worried that my dad is going to say something, I'm wondering if I should start using liners, thank you for taking the time to read,
    Kiannah xx

    Hi Kiannah, you could consider wearing liners, but trust me mums and dads do know all about discharge and understand that it is a very natural release of fluid for a female so please don't feel embarassed or awkward about this.

  • Hiya!
    It's Charlotte

    I've been getting white discharge for a while now but lately I've been getting more and more but it's gone to a really brown colour ad I'm actually quite worried and I don't want to tell my mum?😕 So what should I do and should I be worried? Btw I haven't found blood yet!😐

    Thanks xx

    Brown discharge is usually your first period as menstrual fluid is not always red in colour, so please have a chat to your mum and share this news with her and I am sure she will be able to confirm if this is indeed your period or not.

  • so i asked about the small spot on my underwear, and it wasn't here today? ps. does discharge happen at night aswell as the day? sorry if inappropriate : /
    love ya vicky!!!!!!! -T

    Discharge can be noticed at any time of the day or night.

  • hi im 14 , sarah and i have a sort of white ish goo ive had it for i think 8 months now it not alot but there is a abit is that discharge ? and ive not started my period...

    Hi Sarah yes this is discharge and you can find out more about this subject if you visit our Puberty section.

  • Hi, I'm 16 and I have discharge all day everyday. It's white and all day I feel excited? Don't know how to explain it but I hope you know what I mean. I've never had sexual activity so what's wrong? It's constantly on my mind and puts me off a lot of things...

    It is very fine to be excited by the thought of puberty and all the things that go with it, so please don't worry discharge is a very normal way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection.

  • Hey vikki
    Today I experienced light brown discharge and just wondered what this meant? (I haven't had my period) x

    This could be your first period. My advice would be to wear a pad or liner for the next few days to capture any more fluid and share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you.

  • I've been having discharges for at least 4,5,6 years now so I'm scared I don't know what's happening. PS:my name is Madison

    Hi Madison, discharge can be noticed for a year or two before your period for some girls and is often noticed in between periods until your twenties so you have nothing to be worried or anxious about.

  • Iv had these yellowish/white sometimes brownish discharges since I was 9 or 10 and now I'm 13 what should I do. they happen everyday and night I'm scared I don't know what it is.iv already started my period this year and I don't know what's going on!!!please help!!!?!

    Discharge is often noticed in between periods and this is nothing to worry about and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection.

  • I have discharge normally but suddenly today on my panty liner I found the discharge was brown! It was gooey and dark brown! I don't know if it is natural or not because it isn't light brown! Is it old blood?

    This could be your first period as menstrual blood is often brown and not red in colour, so please share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you.

  • Hi Vichy I just asked a question about the sticky spot on my underwear but I thought I might add I have been getting painful stomach pains.

    This is still most likely discharge and stomach cramps are almost certainly caused by your reproductive system maturing and this is very common.

  • I found a white/clear spot on my underwear which was slightly sticky. What could it be?

    This is discharge and you can find out all about this fluid in our Puberty section on the website.

  • Hi Vicki,
    For a while I have noticed I have discharge in my vagina but not any in my knickers. Does this still mean my periods could come soon?

    Sometimes discharge can be thick and stay in the creases of your labia, as can residue from soap or shower gel.  This is nothing to worry about and gentle washing in this area with water should remove this residue. Finally, discharge is always a great sign that your period may not be too far away, but this can take up to a year, so be prepared and have some pads or liners with you from now on.

  • Usually one day I have a lot of discharge and the next I will have less but recently I have been having a lot everyday. Does this mean my period is close?

    Not necessarily, as the hormones in our bodies that help produce discharge can often fluctuate with days of increased discharge being noticed only to be followed by none at all. This is very normal and nothing to worry about.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Do you still get discharge once you've started your period or do you stop having it?
    Mimi

    Hi again Mimi, lots of people continue to notice discharge in between periods into their twenties and sometimes longer.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Is it normal to have discharge for more than 12 months before your first period?
    Mimi

    Hi Mimi, yes very normal and nothing to be worried or anxious about.

  • Ive had discharge longer than 6-12montns (over 3 years) so why isnt my period here , I want it coz everybody ik has it but ive had discharge way longer than them. Everything says it will come soon but they have been saying that for like 2 years please help xxxx

    Discharge can often be noticed for longer than a year and this is nothing to be anxious about. Remember too that menstrual fluid can often be brown in colour and a great many girls mistake this for brown discharge.

  • Hi my name is Lizzy and I have been having white discharges for a while now but they also smell like I wee my self hw can I fix this and is this Normal please help?! ❤😔😔😔

    Hi Lizzy, it is normal for discharge to have a slight odour and it can be kept in check by the use of pant liners as you can change them as little or as often as you like.  You might also like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes as they will also help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hiya Vicki! I started my period middle of may and my second came on the 30th of June but I haven't had one since! Help please!


    Also I get terrible discharge and it smells bad I wash it really well every day! It's so bad at the moment!

    Moo x

    Hi Moo, periods can be irregular from time to time and discharge can often become offensive when mixed with urine, faeces or perspirtion. So consider wearing pant liners and using our Lil-Lets teens freshen-up wipes after visitig the toilet.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I have discharge inside my vagina, does this mean my period is coming soon?
    Thanks! From Emily!

    Discharge is always a good sign that your period may be between 6-12 months away, so get prepared and have some Lil-Lets liner and pads with you from now on.

  • for three days I had Brown discharge and now it's gone back to the normal clear/yellow discharge, why has it done that?

    Unknown

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

  • Okay, I'm scared I was light brown at first now I'm white discharged can you help me out???? I'm scared

    Brown discharge is generally your period especially if it lasts for a day or so. Have a chat to your mum or the person who cares for you and share this news with them, so in future you are prepared.

  • Hi
    The days leading up to my period are the worst because of discharge. The discharge smells so bad for like 4-5 days before my period is due and its always smelly,brown and gooey. Is this normal??

    Brown discharge is often your period too, so wear a pad on these days also and consider using our Lil-Lets teens freshen-up wipes when you visit the toilet for extra freshness.

  • I am 13 and have had discharge constantly for over a year now. Is this normal? Xxx

    This is perfectly normal so try not to worry as I would expect that your period isn't too far away.  It is normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle.

  • Hey Vicky
    Most times when I go to the toilet I see really heavy discharge and its white I have been getting discharge for just under a year now a and I was wondering if I was going to star my period soon I need some advice.
    Thanks x.

    Discharge is often noticed for up to a year before the arrival of your period, so you may not have much longer to wait. Why not ensure going forwards you always have some pads or liners with you when out and about and in preparation.

  • Hi Vicki I've had dishcharge for about 9 months now and I was kinda wondering when will I get my period please answer thx ❓❔❓❔

    Discharge is very often noticed for between 6-12 months before the arrival of your period. Check out our Puberty page for more on this subject.

  • i have had my period for over a year now, but at the moment i seem to have discharge everyday, this had been going on for about a month, it only is smelly when i wear a panty liner??

    Discharge is often noticed in between periods and just like menstrual fluid can often become offensive in odour when it comes into contact with urine, faeces or perspriation. So you may find changing your liner during the day is a great idea or consider using our Lil-lets Freshen-up wipes when you visit the toilet.

  • So the 2nd time in 3 months I've gotten brown wet stuff in the same place as my discharge, and I don't know if this is inappropriate but it smells like my discharge too not like poo, so is this my period because it only lasts a day or maybe two but that's all. Help please!

    If this is being released mid-cycle, it is due to ovulation so try not to worry.  If it isn't, again try not to worry as brown blood is old blood and is considered a clearing out of the vagina.