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Things to know
about discharge:

#discharge, #puberty

  • Around puberty, your body may start releasing a fluid called discharge too.
  • This is a clear or creamy yellow fluid that's produced by glands at the entrance to your womb along with normal secretions naturally found on the walls of your vagina.
  • Generally you may start to notice discharge about 6 - 12 months before your first period.
  • Once you've had your period, you may still keep producing discharge regularly.
  • It's perfectly normal and is your body’s way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection.
  • It's colour, texture and the amount you produce changes during the month. You'll find in the middle of your cycle, as your ovaries release an egg, the amount increases. At this time, it's normally clear in colour and runny.
  • A week before your period, it might start to look thicker and darker. This is totally normal and part of your monthly cycle. Did you know no more than a teaspoon full of discharge is made in any one day?
  • You might find it leaves you feeling uncomfortable. Try wearing a liner on a daily basis to help protect your underwear and stop you feeling damp. Lil-Lets Teens liners are designed to be smaller and come in re-sealable pouches to make it easy to keep them in your bag.
  • Discharge can also be your body's way of letting you know you've got an infection. Healthy discharge won't have a strong smell or colour. If it changes smell or its consistency (looks a little bit like cottage cheese) or you feel irritation, burning, or discomfort, then you might have an infection. Best to get it checked by your doctor so it can be quickly treated.

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Me6464

I think I may have discharge and have had for about 8 months I want to start my period to get it over and done with is there a way to get it to happen quicker.

chubby duck / JGI777

thanks :) i have some lil-lets liners and some wipes but idk how to tell my mum..

Thank you

I have been noticing discharge and after watching a couple of videos I was worried if I had an infection so I decided to come to your website and it turns out I was fine thank you!

rosebud luna

Only first found this website and it has definitely made my confidence a lot more thank you so much lil-lets.

Struggling Teen

Thank you lil-lets! You just saved my reputation

Hiya

Hey, I have just found out about this website and have realised how awesome it is! Thx for all the tips and things

Rinnie

Hi pleasehelpmewithpuberty, thats been happening with me and i'm 10 and i asked vicki on "ask vicki" and she said its fine. You need to click on "ask vicki" to ask a question.

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