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Signs Of First Period

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

Lately I have noticed that I have a bit of clear (not blood!) stuff coming out from down there. Does this mean I'm about to start getting my period?

 

Susie

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Dear Susie,

Knowing when your first period will arrive is just a guess. The vaginal discharge you describe is a sign you are headed in the right direction!

 

Now is the time to check out all the great articles on BeingGirl.com so you will be prepared when your period does start. Daily vaginal discharge is normal. You will continue to have vaginal discharge after you get your period and for most of your adult life. Some days your discharge might be wet and more like liquid, other days you may notice it is thick and ropey, or it may be thin and slightly sticky to thick and gooey. The color can be clear to white or off-white. You will find the amount of discharge may vary daily. If you do not like the way it feels, or you want to protect your undies, try wearing an Always Pantiliner each day. The pantiliner will absorb the vaginal discharge and help you feel fresh and dry.

 

Now for what to expect when you first start your period. The actual flow of your period doesn't feel like muchyou usually can't even feel it coming out. When you actually get a period, you may feel some dampness in the crotch areathis is probably a small amount of blood on your underwear. Having a dark brown menstrual discharge is not unusual. Menstrual blood may be red, pink or brown. Often girls aren't aware of this when they first start and don't even know they are menstruating when in fact they are.

 

Hope this is helpful,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Skyblue89019
Skyblue89019
Posted April 12, 2014
Okay, so I think I might be about to get my period, but I'm not sure how to tell. I show all of the signs, and all of the girls in my family(I asked my mom) got their first periods when they were twelve, and I'm 13. Last night I woke up sweating and in pain at 4am, And I thought maybe I was about to get it. This morning, I woke up sweating and in pain again, but also nauseous. My family has a history with bad cramps and I felt like I couldn't move. I feel terrible, but how can I be positive that I have received my period? I haven't seen any blood, and there's a nasty virus going around in my family so maybe that's what it is? I don't really know much about periods and I would really appreciate some advice.
avrules
avrules
Posted March 29, 2014
Dear beinggirl experts, Its been around 5-6 months since i started getting my discharges. How far am I from getting my periods? Thanks, Avanthika --
taashaa5225
taashaa5225
Posted August 01, 2012
i wish i would get my period already. My school starts soon and im really scared it will happen at school and i wont know what to do
BookWormChicky
BookWormChicky
Posted August 28, 2012
caitybaby0110:Dont worry I have had discharge for around the same time and I read one of the articles and it said that you could have discharge from 6 to 18 monthes and sometimes even 18 monthes. Hope this helped :)
Christinebeetomboy26
Christinebeetomboy26
Posted August 16, 2012
I just noticed some brown discharge or blood not sure but can someone tell me what that means??
Kayzer0100
Kayzer0100
Posted November 04, 2012
how do you tell if what is in ur panties...brown discharge or dried blood?
ParisBeauty
ParisBeauty
Posted July 11, 2012
HungerGamesFan4301!!! you cant feel discharge coming out really at all but you will se it on your underwear you will get used to it:) ive had it for like 2 years or so, so yeah:)
ParisBeauty
ParisBeauty
Posted July 10, 2012
i want my period too im scared it will start in school:/
littlepurpleperson
littlepurpleperson
Posted July 12, 2012
i just got my 1st period and it is light it may seem scary but it isn't you will get used to it
Swaggmama3
Swaggmama3
Posted July 12, 2012
I just got mine thank god it was this summer i can stop worrying bout it happening at school which would be super embarrassing but it dont hurt my mom told the first one is gonna come heavy is this true
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