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4/19/2018 3:21:26 PM

Under 24.5 on 27

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4/19/2018 3:15:37 PM

I am scared to wear tampon and my mom doesn't use it and probably she doesn't expect me to use it too.She doesn't buy it as she doesn't use it but I don't want to tell her I want to use it as I'm a bit shy and talking about tampons and periods is very rare. I don't like pads sometimes as they are kind of irritating.I want to try a tampon but whenever I think about it I'm scared something will go wrong as I'm very careless (probably why my mom doesn't let me use it).Plz help.x

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4/19/2018 2:36:26 PM

My nipples are sore and they show through my crop tops

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4/19/2018 11:00:59 AM

I have a lot of stretch marks on my upper arm and theyre extremely Painful-whats causing this and how can I treat it?

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4/19/2018 10:15:03 AM

Hi vicki! I'm katie a 12 year old girl almost 13 and these are my symptoms of having my first period pease give me an accurate estimate of when I will get it xx so I have fully pubic hair (down there) light blonde armpit hair and my lord my legs they are like my dads! And I feel bloated and just gross and my breath hurt soooo bad and my lower back but I never get cramps? And I have a lot of discharge a white/clear thick discharge and my breats and I can almost fit a 10 A cup so I have all the signs of it except armpit hair and cramps so please reply and give e an estimate of when I will get it thank u! P.s my mum go ther first period at 12 almost 13 so yeah thanks! ~Katie

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4/19/2018 3:38:25 AM

Hi vicki, so I havent had my period at all this year yet. I started when I was 10 years old and I am now 13. I have extremely irregular periods and I have been to the doctors about this and the doctor told me that as long as I have 3 a year I will be alright. My mum has Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) which is why I am an only child. I am very much like my mum, meaning that because of her pcos she has hairs on her face and I do, she has hair less on her scalp and I do, she has acne and so do I. My mum is very sensitive about this subject so I dont want to bring it up with here and can all of them symptoms just be a coincidence ? Please help me I really dont know what to do x

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4/19/2018 2:07:07 AM

Hi, is it ok if I have really really heavy discharge but dont have my period yet? Thanks!

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4/19/2018 1:09:41 AM

Hi Vicki Im a little concerned my daughter is 15 in November and shes not started her periods in fact shes very much not started any form of body changes my oldest daughter whos 16 started her period at 12 so did the rest of the ladies in my family Is it normal for me to be worried my daughter is very tall and very slim

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4/19/2018 1:04:32 AM

Hi Vicki I started get Brest bids in grade two an they are bigger than my hands I hate wearing training bras cause I ant find my size and there uncomfortable can I wear sports bras till I'm combrable with training bras ?and I have hit puberty when I was 11 and I'm 13 I have Pubic hair and can I shave it myself?

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4/19/2018 12:41:21 AM

Tampons hurt me and I can't get them in me and I can't get them in

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The key to success is to be as relaxed as possible when first inserting a tampon.  We also recommend that you try on day 2 or 3 of your period when your menstrual flow is at its heaviest as this will make the tampon easier to insert.  Take a look at our How to videos which will demonstrate all you need to know about using tampons for the first time.  Lil-Lets teens Regular tampons are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.