Pre-Period Pain?

Hi. As we continue to answer questions asked by our most loyal fans, we needed to get to this one...

Dear PLS,
I have had 3 tummy pains and I was hoping they were period pains because I want my periods. I told my mum how badly the third tummy pain hurt and she said: " Then if they hurt that much it's not period pains" I was quite upset. I wanted to tell my mum how I felt but she keeps saying I have asked too many questions about puberty...
What can I do?

I asked my doctor friend and she agreed with your mom. The pain is unlikely related to an on-the-way period. But, since LOTS of girls write us to ask for signs that your period is coming soon, I thought I'd repeat them here. A first period often comes...

Two years or so after breast development starts

Six months after you start getting thick, white mucous discharge

But, but, but! All girls are different and it can happen sooner or later than described here. Frustrating, I know!

Find more info here: When Will I Get My Period?


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Anonymous Georgia said...

OK! thanks for answering! OK, oh and My mum says I have had probably more than 6 months of that discharge stuff. So, I could start my periods soon.. right?

June 9, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 thing that came to my attention when reading this was that she said she wants her period. most girls want it because they think it means theyre a woman but id like to point out that ur not a woman until u act mature enough to b a woman. the girls n my school act like just because they started before others that they are more mature but they are wrong because the way some peopl act id say that 10 year olds act more mature and these girls are in the 7th dont think ur more mature unless u really are! thanks 4 listening!!!

June 10, 2009 at 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Georgia said...

Yea, but you are a little bit of a woman when you start your periods. Well, I want to because I will be on my way to being a woman!

June 10, 2009 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

trust me thay stink !!! u dont want one

June 10, 2009 at 4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok i posted the comment on being a woman and how u have 2 b mature and all but now i understand where ur coming from i wish u the best but believe me its not 2 much 2 want i cant stand it but remeber when u get it if u run and play sports u wont get cramped as bad i know it wont feel good 2 run but believe me being active helps!!!_briana_

June 10, 2009 at 5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ok i know that your period might hurt but youll get used to it and dont be imbaressed if you have or dont have your period all girls get it at somepoint so just hang in there and if someone says somethind=g just ingnore it k plus you want to stay young n enjoy the days without your peirod cause some of the things you can do now you wont be able to well your on your peirod

June 10, 2009 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im close to haveing mine but i think im starting growing up.

June 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Georgia said...

Ok, guys. Thanks for the info. I will not try to wory to much or anything. But I am quite sporty so I don't think I will have cramps for long (As in, nopt for long when they come as I will be excersizing!) So, thanks!

June 11, 2009 at 11:18 AM  
Anonymous anna said...

i know how you fell i know i am going to have one you don't have tummy pains it is under tummy my mom said i am going to have mine soon i hope you have your soon too

June 11, 2009 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i just recently got my period and i already don't like it. it is very irregular and i get cramps. plus it kind of smells. if i were you i wouldn't worry too much about it. enjoy your life now! :)

June 11, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger fatmata101 said...

I just started getting that white stuff on my underwear..
Like 2-3 months ago.
So I'll start my period in September?

June 12, 2009 at 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think getting your period isn't all that bad you just have to wait for your time and yuo will get it. If you don't get it early it doesn't mean your not cool maybe you are a late bloomer its nothing to be ashamed of

June 12, 2009 at 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom says that people like us should be lucky that we don't have our period.

June 12, 2009 at 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Georgia said...

Well, today, I had a bad pain in my lower left back and I was out with my mum and dad. I told my Mum as we where just about to leave a shop and I was walking down a hill and it just started to go away... Do you think that is a cramp or not?
fatmata101, I don't know as it is between 6 months to a year away from starting discharge. Maybe, Maybe not.

Anyways, I asked my Mum to buy some supplies just incase!

June 13, 2009 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous swettie said...

i hve started getting the whit stuf at the swme tyme as fatmata 101 so i wil prberly start the same tyme she starts write?!?!?!

June 13, 2009 at 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Georgia said...

Well, I don't think so. You can start at different times and all but I might be wrong that you won't satrt the same time as fatmama101. You can start anytime and... Ouch? I have a little pain in my left lower stomach. Anyways back to wat I was saying... and that is all I know for defonat. So, yea... it's unlikely you will start at the same time.

June 13, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At my school once my lover stomach hurt so so so sooo bad. It was such a sharp pain too. So first i asked my friend who i knew started alredy. She said it is probably pre period pains. So i went to the nurse she just thought it was something i ate. pheww. lol

June 14, 2009 at 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Georgia said...

Lol! Well, what a relief (For you!)

June 15, 2009 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had pains in my tummy about a year ago, I don't know what it was. I still haven't had my first period, but I really wish their was some way to tell when it is coming.

June 15, 2009 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I started to get that white stuff like more than a year ago. I still haven't had my period. Should I be worried?

June 15, 2009 at 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that must be a pain, my freinds got theirs already. i wonder when i will get mine?

June 15, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Chloe said...

Well, my YOUNGER friend (she is the 2nd youngest in the class and I'm the 2nd oldest!) has her periods and she got them on her birthday so she says. She is the only girl with them in my class. I have been getting a few pains in my lower tummy and lower back and I haven't had my periods, I want to know if they are pre-period pains. Help!!!

June 16, 2009 at 2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i get my periods i will have to were pads and tampons

June 25, 2009 at 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Georgia said...

Yep, every girl does.

June 27, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had six months of discharge. I should get my soon! Help!

July 28, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to wait , because I know that even know you hope those were pre-periods cramps you might want to wait because I know you will not like it. Like mine is supposed to be comeing this months.
I hope I helped you

July 30, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Camille said...

I've had discharge for what seems like FOREVER!!! I've had to wear pantiliners and change them frequently. It's not like I want my period terribly but it would be nice so I don't have to wait any longer. My Mom is really good about making conversations too awkward so I can get answers. Coincidentally, I have really bad cramps right now!!! UGGGHH!!

July 31, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering what else I need for supplies other than pads. Help Help Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 2, 2009 at 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know what u mean u see so much discharges and u get alot of pain in the tummy that u just want 2 get over it.

August 6, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Princess said...

Camille.. Do you have to wear pads, even when you only have discharge (as well as I do... Im curious) =)

August 21, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Anonymous loochie said...

well it helps to wear pads to keep your knickers clean i guess x

August 23, 2009 at 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep getting pains in my lower stomach and have been getting the white stuff.
Should i be worried about my period?????

August 28, 2009 at 9:22 AM  
Anonymous ammygirl15 said...

ok well ive had the milky white discharge for about4 months now and ive been craving sweet and salty and sour stuff for 2 weeks now!!!!!!!! should i get ready for an early period? is that a symptome of Aunt-Flo arriving soon???? HELP PLESE I SENT A Q SIMILAR TO THIS ONE SO THIS IS MY SECOND TIME SENDING IT. PLEEZE HELP! IM SO NERVOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 28, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The period is complicated, and you can get at any time, but carry pads just in case, and stomache pains is one of the signs that your getting your period.But if it hurts alot, then maybe it's because you ate something bad.So, keep a lookout for you period.

October 9, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry, everybody gets their period. And you might be getting it soon, but every girl gets it sometime. It's nothing to be embarassed about, it just means your healthy.

October 9, 2009 at 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what does a period pain feel like??


November 12, 2009 at 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate being a late bloomer, my friend thinks she might get hers soon and shes making it sound like the cramps are terrible. even tho ill prolly hate it i still want mine.... ive had a few little pains but no discharge what should i do?????

November 12, 2009 at 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well i had a pain in my REALLY low left part of my stomach,this morning-it was in the right place!!-but i don't know if it really was a pre-period pain!!-it sort of felt like a muscle-but i truthfully don't know!! What do they feel like???-I also have had white-discharge for quite a long time!!!
thanks- PLEASE REPLY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey,i need a little help on periods.
all my friends got theirs but i did'nt.what should i do????

November 26, 2009 at 10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is a discharge?? it sounds creepy!!help,please!!!

November 26, 2009 at 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Discharge is really normal!-its a sign of growing up and periods! Dont worry its not creepy.
And there is no need to be afraid!

November 28, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been getting my discharge for like 1 month so its still like a few months away right? And is my discharge is thick white and sometimes I feel like I wet my pants! Is that signs of soon getting my period?

December 3, 2009 at 6:41 PM  
Anonymous PrincessKate97 said...

Im not that close with my mom, and I feel like I won't be comfortable talking with her about my period whenever my period does come.... I need help!!! Please!!

December 10, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try talking to a sister, friend, aunt, cousin! I know its hard, but keeping it to yourself is to heavy of a load for any girl to bear!


January 2, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Anonymous PrincessKate97 said...

I am not really close with anyone in my family, which sounds a little strange to say. My aunt doesnt come around anymore, and my cousin that is a girl is only nine. I could try my best friend, so thanks! It is really hard to type on this site, it always tells me that I can't enter the stuff I write! But then I go over it, and nothing is bad about it!

January 11, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess its ok to want a period. I dont have mine yet but I sure dont want to. It seems scary and annoying to be getting cramps. I hope I dont get mine until later on in my life. Hopefully Aunt Flo will not come visit in another few years!!!!

March 11, 2010 at 6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


March 18, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Anonymous PrincessKate97 said...

Ya. I STILL havent gotten mine!!!

March 23, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, yay it's my birthday I'm 11.
Second, Aunt Flo is your period.
Third, the discharge and period might be like a year apart. I've had it for 3 months now.
Fourth, She probably just approached her mom at the wrong time, if she's saying something like that

June 18, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You dont want your period,love. i wanted mine, and now i really regret getting it at this age. im 11. be happy you dont have your period, i guarantee you wont appreciate it once you get it!

October 6, 2010 at 12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who has there you know what i have had discharge for 2monthes and it hasent been fun it has been supper bad it licks threw my undies and it is just a mess can somebody PERDICT when i will get my period?

June 8, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you shouldn't worry... i get those too! My mom thinks its "well your gonna start seeing changes since your now 12" talk about awkward!

September 6, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had discharge for a year now (Dec. 21) and it's now new years. But I just wear pantiliners and get along with life, because there's no use waiting for something when you don't know when it will happen (please excuse my horrible grammar). So just be prepared, and good luck to all of you. :D

December 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM  

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