It is very normal for girls to experience vaginal discharge before their first period; this is the body’s way of preparing itself to start ovulating. Some girls experience discharge for six months or more before their first period while for others it only lasts a few days or a couple of weeks. In the meantime, the best thing you can do is be prepared for your first period and to not worry about it. Stressing about periods can have all sorts of effects on their regularity, and the more you worry, the later they will come. If you have had discharge for some time already, keep a small bag within your backpack that’s full of everything you might need if your period arrives in the day. Organise a bag with pads or panty liners, tampons, painkillers and spare knickers so that you are prepared in all situations. More often than not you may discover you have had your first period in the morning, particularly if you have been stressed or worrying, as through the night your body is in its most relaxed state.
Periods are not something to be embarrassed talking about, so if you are worried then speak to a friend or a member of your family. It may feel uncomfortable to talk about at first, but your body and mind will appreciate having any worries put at ease. If you have been experiencing discharge for a lot longer than six months and have had other symptoms that signal the start of your periods for that time (e.g. Breasts growing larger and feeling tender) it may be worth visiting your doctor. Nearly all of the time there will be a perfectly common reason why you haven’t had your first period yet, it could be that you are under or over weight or because of any stress you have been dealing with.
I am 11 going on 2 12 in aug 2010.... I have had discharge 4 about more than 8 months (I don't keep track...) I have been really tired lately and emotional. My discharge is really white and clear. In between 1 and 2 months my discharge is stretchy once.... I don't know y. My docter said I am probably going to get it before the age of 13! I am turning twelve sooooon. I started growing my breasts for about 2 years (ateast it seems that long) I sometimes have cramps. My friend got her period and she says she never gets cramps, so don't think your never going to get your period just because you don't have cramps. Remember to carry a pad or two in a envelope in your folder at school (don't leave it in your backpack or locker!) you will never know if your friend gets it and she's not prepared. B prepared 4 her! I know it may b awkward asking your mom how to use a tampon, so ask a friend, relative, or sister! Also, The caring and keeping of you is a perfect book for puberty, tips, what to buy, how to use pads and tampons, signs, answers, stages, and lots more!!!! Hope I helped everyone!
I'm twelve and have had this for almost a year now! Some people say a few days or even hours before your first period while others say years! But no matter how long you've had it all you need to know (as I do now) is that it is completely normal!!! Just as long as there is no itching or burning (as everyone else says) your body is just preparing itself for your period which you can now be sure, is on the way!
Hello, I am jennifer. I am 16 years old and I got it about 8 months before my first period. It is a sign that you are very close to it. If you have started getting it then you would get your periods soon. All the best.
I understand. I'm ten and I got my discharge for a about three days. I'm expecting mine in December or June of 2010. I wasn't scared talking to my mom. I was excited. If you are worried about talking to your mom. What you could do is you could pull her aside and and and tell her. She has had it too. She'll understand. If your not comfortable talking you could write it on a piece of paper. Or use code or say something like I started or I'm growing up already.
Hope that helps!
Hi... I'm 11 I think I've been having discharge for about half a year now. If you do start your period at school then you should tell a female teacher (or a man if you feel comfortable) when you go to the toilet change your knickers if they have been stained (you should have a spare pair of knicker in case you have a emergency or your friend does) also have 50p or a £1 on you as in most secondary schools they have a tampon of sanity towel dispenser. If not then go to reception and ask .don't leave your knickers on as the blood left in your pants may start to smell or become irritant. Periods come at different times there not point in asking when your period is going to start periods vary from nine years old to 16. Your not a freak if you get yours late , your just a late developer. But if you can help it only tell you closest friends and parents when you start your period don' spread it around !
I had discharge for about 1 year. I started getting it when I was 12 and I'm a little bit over 13 now and I just got my period 3 days ago. It just varies for different people.
Hiii! I\'m twelve (13 in June) and I\'ve had discharge for 3 years and I am a 34a and wore a bra since I was ten. I have pubic hair but not underarm hair. My mom got her period when she was twelve and I have no sisters to compare to. I really bad want my period! I have lots of mood swings but no pain. My panties fill up with gooey white discharge every day! Most of my friends have their period but some have really flat chests and don\'t look as developed as me! Please help me and gives me tips on how to talk to my mom about this stuff caus I'm really nervous when it gets to those talks. Thanks!
The same thing is happening with me and I'm 14 and today I went to wipe that area after peeing and the toilet paper had blood on it. And a little later the same thing happened. Does this mean I am getting my period?
I really don't know. But today when I went to the bathroom I had triple the amount I usually have. What do you guy think I am going to start my period. Can you just help me with this