Heavy discharge: Is it a clue about her first period?

Today's question is tricky...

Does it mean ur gonna get ur period soon when u start getting really bad discharge or does it just come in spurts!! I've had discharge 4 a while but lately it has been worse, what should I do?? DOES IT MEAN IM GONNA GET MY PERIOD?? And, is discharge worse that ur period, cuz it is already a pain!!

Let's start with the fact that discharge IS a sign that a girl's period may be on it's way soon. It usually appears about 6 months to a year before a girl's first period. But I've never heard of the discharge amount being a clue that a first period is going to happen, like, IMMEDIATELY. So I'd relax and stay prepared.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. Well I have had discharge for 8 months now but still no period. I spoke to my Mom and she says that discharge is a sign your period is around the corner. Your period DEFINITLEY wont come immediently after. Just talk to whoever you feel comfortable talking to and keep some pads in your locker. Hope this helps

January 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous dolphin lover said...

I've had discharge for a long time, over a year actually. I have started developing everything- exept the period and the breasts... Should I be worried?

~dolphin lover

January 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM  
Anonymous kk Ravenclaw said...

@ dolphin lover-
Idk if you should be worried but I can tell you that your not alone. I've had dsicharge for quite a while and have been getting hair and even needing to shower and use deoterant constantly. I have barely any breast buds and no period. everything started developing at once with my mom (she never had discharge) it seems that I won't be much like her. She was nothing like her mom either. Idk if we are normal but at lest we are not alone.

January 2, 2012 at 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Love Pink said...

OMG!! Thank u Jemma!! Sorry I 4got 2 put my name cuz I was in a hurry. But, can anyone tell me if discharge is as much of a pain as ur period?? Thanks so much though Jemma!! I luv this website!

January 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM  
Anonymous BlueIsCool said...

@LovePink: It isn't too bad. Some girls find discharge is better than there period and some girls find it worse. Ever girl is unique. I found discharge to be just the same as my period. Hope this helped :)

January 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Love Pink said...

Yea!! Thanks BlueIsCool!! Any advice helps!!

January 4, 2012 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I never got discharge so I don't know what it's like, but I do have my period and all I know is that my period is a pain. But I'm guessing if you get discharge you might get used to changing panty-liner (if you wear it) like you would for changing pads/tampons when your on your period. Good luck!

January 4, 2012 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just call me cupcake. Well I have discharge but I don't want to tell my mom should I be wearing a pad uv been havinvut cOnstently can it bee less than 6months?

January 4, 2012 at 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't need pads but try panty liner ( a thinner version of pads) but here is a play of wat u could say 2 ur mom:
You: "Mom,can I talk to you privatly?"
Mom: "Sure, honey!"
You: "Can we go to the drug-store?"
Mom: "Why?"
You: "I think I need panty-liner"
and it'll go on like that. But you may get your period sooner than 6 months, but it depends on how long you've had discharge for. Good Luck! :)

January 5, 2012 at 2:22 AM  
Anonymous BlueIsCool said...

I've had discharge for about a year now and told my Mom about the 3rd day I discovered it. I woke up this morning to find a streak of brown/yellow on my pad? Is this my period? If so any tips for using a tampon??

January 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Zora1111 said...

im having heavy discharge and no period but i guess you might get it soon enough there's no dates for it use pantyliners, HOPE I HELPED :*

January 5, 2012 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not too sure what it could be, but it might be discharge AND your period(somtimes the blood comes out brown) but if it is, for using a tampon, I suggest going to beinggirl.com and go to "tampon training camp" it sounds wierd (but it's not) and it's really helpful! P.S. u can also use pads if you like.

January 5, 2012 at 6:09 PM  
Anonymous BlueIsCool said...

@anonymous 6:09PM: Thank You. Ive used pads as I not sure if it is my period

January 6, 2012 at 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh ok! I'm glad to help! And don't worry your not alone! :)

January 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Hannah said...

I'm going through the same thing too. So you're not alone! :)

January 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY!!!! I am very excited here cuz i think i just got my 1st period! so like i had like the blood n everythin n i had bad cramps on monday the ninth but then today there was like barely anything in my pad n i haven't had anycramps so i'm wondering wat happened?

January 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm anonymous from above... update, there was absolutly nothing 2day... i am off now... y did it only last like 1 1/2 days? n now i have heavy discharge. AND I LOST 4 POUNDS!!!! WHAT IS HAPPENING 2 ME???????!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!

January 11, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk to your mom about this. I'm not sure what it is but your body is changing so its probably just adjusting to the new stage but im scared, i started my first ever period december 18 and tomorrow is january 18. is my period gunna start again?!?! I need to know ASAP!

January 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I had discharge for about a year and have just started my periods. The discharge varied and my mum said it dosent neccesserily get heavier just before you start your periods. But I would buy some pads anyway just so you are prepared for when you start your periods

January 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest that you go to beinggirl.com. It has all kinds of stuff about periods and pads and tampons. They answered most of the questions that I had.

January 21, 2012 at 7:59 PM  
Anonymous rockchalkjayhawk said...

yeah it could mean that you were getting ready to start your period but usually a year after you start getting the discharge in your underwear you start your period but thats how it was for me

January 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have discharge but I get cramps but no sighn of period please help

February 28, 2012 at 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope u can help please !!!!!!!

February 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have cramps and discharge but I dont have my period

February 28, 2012 at 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

discharge for 15 months!!!!!
A cup
every sign except for cramps!!!!!!

March 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's a discharge???

March 19, 2012 at 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK I had a discharge for 2 years now and its been going through my pants at school. Does that mean I'll get my period soon?

May 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh all my friends have it :( I have an A cup, discharge for about a year and a half, hair down there and on armpits, and zits...when will it come mother nature?

May 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ugh i have hair in both places discarge and breasts no sign of my period when will i have it my friend has got her when will i get mine !!!! please help me !!

July 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same with me I have had discharge for a year now and an A cup and all the signs but no period

July 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am having a little white gooey stuff and idk what it is. It is getting in my panties how do i stop it

July 24, 2012 at 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

trust me girleys, you don't want to start your period its awfull! And don't feel left-out because eveyones bodies are different! Ask your momma what age she started her period at and that age is your likely age you will start yours. YOUR NOT ALONE!

July 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where does discharge come from in the vagina?

July 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had discharge for about a year, and I have all the signs above and even sometimes cramps before/after my discharge. I haven't told my mom about the discharge, because at first I thought it could have been yeast infection but then I found this :) it has been wrecking my underwear and I have been secretly washing them by my self whenever it happens with stain remover....it usually gets the stain out....I'm going to tell my mom and ask for pantyliners now that ik it's natural ;) I had a HUGE amount yesterday and I thought it was my period because it felt wet in my underwear. Thanx!!!! :D

August 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi ive been having discharge for about 2 years and im 12 wear an 30A and have hair down there and armpit hair that i wax hair around my nipples im 5,3 and he migraines lots of cramps and discvharge lately but NO PERIOD!!! i cant take it anymore when do u think i will get it?

August 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I'm 13 and I've had a white/clear kinda discharge for a while now (aprox a 1/2 year)and just this past week I've been getting stomach cramps and today my discharge was brown with a bit of pnky/red blood. I'm just wondering why that was happening and if that means my period will be starting soon?

August 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it could be a sign ur periods going to come in like a week or it could mean you have just started ur period! :) well in 5.3 ft and I am a 32 B and I am dead skinny and I'm 13 so I'm wondering when I will get my period :(

September 7, 2012 at 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im having the same problem!

September 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Kayla said...

Not alone... I'm a B-C cup and I've had discharge for over a year, hair down there and armpits, I need deodorant when will my period come?!?!!?? Ahaha

September 19, 2012 at 1:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Discharge is stuff you get before your period. Welcome to answer anymore questions for u!

October 9, 2012 at 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have been going through discharge for more then 6 months and my friend started her period and she didnt even have discharge is there something wrong with me?

October 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had discrage for a 1½ now and breast, hair everywhere. But no Period should I be worried

November 18, 2012 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

No, everyone is different.

November 24, 2012 at 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Not at all. Every girl's period comes at different time, jus wait and you will get it when you least expect it! :D like me!!!!

November 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


April 12, 2013 at 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok i just started getting discharge like 3 days ago i started having cramps today and im a 36A cup i have hair everywhere everyone on here has had discharge for like a year and i just got it and im having really bad cramps does that mean it could be coming like next week

June 10, 2013 at 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 11 and I have ALOT of discharge but no period. I read that you usually get your period about 6-12 months after you get heavy discharge, so be prepared.😟

August 22, 2013 at 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been having dicharge for a while, I've had hair down there and my underarms for idk how long. I have like no cramps and if I do its rare.. I've been wondering if I'm starting soon.. S.M.

February 8, 2014 at 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me too, 13, flat chested, skinny, occasional pain down there and discharge for 7 months now!! Help me

April 27, 2015 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm 13 going on 14, flat chested some cramps but not many, clear discharge for 7 months, pubic hair, short armpit hair and I cant go to my mum or the doctor but I think I have bacterial vaginosis with all the symptoms! Please, can someone help?

April 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do boobs actually grow

August 1, 2015 at 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been growing boobs and hair down there but not growing under arm hair. I been having discharge for about 2 years now but still no period. I want to tell my mom but I can't and I won't. What should I do ?

September 5, 2015 at 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I started having really heavy discharge i think it is(its clear ) but i get it about 3-5 times a day and it started about a week ago and i dont want to talk to my mum about it.and it bugs me during the day...what should i do?

December 6, 2015 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had discharge for 2 years now but lately it has been very heavy. I am 11 dose this mean I am going to get my period soon???

February 12, 2016 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I m gettin a lot of discharge but today when i saw there wasent a even a drop of discharge!!
Need help

February 15, 2016 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does b cup or a cup and all that stuff does that mean your breasts?

May 30, 2016 at 8:09 PM  
Anonymous Emma said...

I have had discharge for about wand a half to two years I have hair and I'm a 34 b my mum started at 14 dose that mean I'll start when I'm 14 ?

June 15, 2016 at 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had discharge for 4 years and no period..is that normal (I have all the other signs)

June 28, 2016 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had the same but discharge for about 3 or 4 years and then it got heavy now I have barely any. Normal?!?

April 28, 2017 at 7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I am 12 and have had discharge for about 6 months know. I just discovered that it was normal and have not told my mom yet. Lately it has been WAY heavier than normal. Does this mean my periods coming?

June 19, 2017 at 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same, I've had discharge for about a year and a half no buds just everything else and I haven't had my period at all so your not alone

July 10, 2017 at 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Paulina said...

I've had discharge fir a year this past week I've been having nausea cramps a headaches and breast pain when am I gonna get it

July 11, 2017 at 1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had discharge for a year I have hair down there and everything, I have all the signs except period. When will it come?

July 26, 2017 at 1:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had discharge for about a year and ive been slowly getting more and whenever I get it the area around vagina like inside kind of feels like its being squeezed then I feel like I'm peeing and boom I run to bathroom and discharge is this normal someone help :(

August 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM  

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