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Why do I have discharge at 12?
Yes, this is perfectly normal. Girls start to produce more vaginal discharge (fluid) as they go through puberty and the hormones in the glands of the vagina and cervix (neck of the womb) begin to work. The fluid helps to keep the vaginal area moist and protects it from damage or infection.
Why does my 12 year old have yellow discharge?
Before your daughter gets her first period, she’ll probably notice yellow or white stains in her underwear. This is discharge — a fluid that moistens and cleans the vagina and a good sign that she’ll get her first period soon.
What are signs of first period?
Early signs of a first period
- the development of pubic hair, such as thicker hair on the legs and visible hair under the arms.
- the development of acne on the face or body.
- the development of breasts.
- changes in body shape, such as the hips and thighs thickening.
- growing more rapidly.
Why does my 12 year old have brown discharge?
Brown discharge is one of the signs that your period is on its way. The brown color means that there is slow bleeding from your uterus, unlike when it’s bright red and flowing faster. Girls and women often have brown discharge just before, during, or right after their period. Brown blood is often a smudge or spotting.
Can stress cause vaginal discharge?
Your vagina may give foul-smelling signs of stress Stress hormones can also cause an increase in the amount of vaginal discharge. This may be a foul-smelling discharge if a woman has caught an infection.
Why does my daughter have yellow discharge?
Vaginitis is a bacterial infection of the vagina. The main symptom is a yellow discharge. The most common cause in young girls is Strep, the same one that causes bad sore throats. Vaginal discharge from STIs (sexually transmitted infections) is rare before the teen years.
Is yellow discharge bad?
Discharge is a normal part of a woman’s menstrual cycle, but yellow discharge can be a sign of an infection, such as an STI. If your discharge smells bad, is chunky or frothy, or you have other genital symptoms, you should see a doctor.
What happens right before your first period?
A good sign you’re getting close to the time when your first period will arrive is if you notice a discharge coming from your vagina. It might be thin and slightly sticky or thick and gooey, and can be clear to white or off-white in color. Usually, this happens about 6 months before you get your first period.
Why is my daughter’s period brown?
Brown blood is just blood that isn’t fresh. When menstrual flow is very light, blood often takes a little longer to come out of the body, and thus turns brown before coming out of the vagina, this is completely normal!