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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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JoJo

I started getting discharge earlier today and l am really scared 😱 HEEEEEEEEELP

PrincessD

I have had discharge for about 14 months and it has just turned quite dark and thick is this a sign my periods on the way btw I haven’t had it yet and I’m 12 ikr aaaaaahhhhhhh Thanks PrincessD

XboxFox

to worried girl- you could write her a message?(I'm ten too by the way (-: )

??girl

Sooo I have discharge sometimes it is creamy sometimes yellowy. It does not make me feel uncomfortable but I have to change knickers 1-2 times a day. I have a lot of pubic hair but on one side it is dark brown and on the other light almost invisible.😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳I do not want to tell my mum because of this.

Niknak

I started getting vaginal discharge around 9 1/2. There was not too much just a whitish wet patch in my knickers. I knew what it was as my mum had already given me the talk and I had a book on puberty so I knew what was happening. I told my mum and we went in the bathroom as she wanted to check. I was a little embarrassed 😳 taking my knicks off as I already had pubic hair. she put a pantyliner on me, have me a big hug and told me it's a sign my periods are on their way and told me She was proud I was becoming a young woman. I started my periods four months before I turned 11.

Worried grl

I'm 10 and now starting to get discharge and wet down there but I'm to shy to tell my mum. I am also getting hair down there at the top and down the line part. I don't know how to tell my mum I need pantyliners.

Replying to Kiwi

My advice on preparing for your period would be to by some oads, and dont forget nightmare. Maybe buy a hot water bottle if you dont have one cause they fell sooooo nice when you have cramps, and relax cause periods are totally normal

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