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Our Libra girl nurse has been answering questions on all things ‘periods’ for many years and is here to answer ANY question you might have. Questions can be asked anonymously so ask whatever is on your mind – and remember no question is stupid! Before submitting your question check out the Frequently Asked Questions section to see if your question has already been answered.

 
 
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  • jasy1231
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:41
    jasy1231 if you have a period, What's the best way to change clothes for sports in an area with no privacy? How would you put on a pad? Also, for sports and swimming what clothes/underwear are best for when you have a period.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    if you know that you have a sports lesson, then why not make sure that you already have the pad insitu before you need to get changed into your sporting gear. If you need to change your pad, then you'd just do it in the toilet. The most important thing is to make sure that you're wearing a pair of good fitting undies so that your pad doesn't move. Either pads or tampons will work, it's totally up to what suits you best, although of course you'd have to use tampons if you were swiming
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  • hw21<3
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:38
    hw21<3 Hey i know this is really a period question but more a health but I didn't know where to put it! If u can't answer this can u please tell me who can? r u supposed to shave yr vagina or not? some people say its bad for yr health, some people say u should or guys find it gross? I dont know what to believe so I am asking this for expert help! thanks so much!!! sorry if this isn't really yr area of expertise and that this is a very stupid question!!! :)
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    what you do with your pubic hair ends up being a personal choice thing. For some cultures, it is important that they remove their pubic hair, but in other cultures, it's normal to keep both their pubic hair and their underarm hair. There is nothing right or wrong about either, and basically neither is 'healthier' than the other. It's about what you like. And I mean YOU. Guys may think that a girls pubic hair should look a particular way, but that's from magazines, media etc. It is a double standard cause it's not often you hear about girls insisting that a guy get a full wax because girls prefer it.
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  • RKCFT
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:33
    RKCFT So, i have school swimming lessons next term!! I got my period (I have had it for over a year), today (Saturday night) and have swimming first up first session on Monday morning!!! We only have 5 minutes to get changed in and out of togs, in a change room with no cubicles, one toilet with no sanitary bin!! What do i do !! Please help me, quickly if possible������������ Thanks xoxoxoxo
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    you could put your tampon in before you left for the swimming class, and then, after the lesson, go to the toilet and remove the tampon and put it into a small plastic bag. You can buy bags designed just for this purpose in the same aisle as you get your tampons etc or you can use a nappy bag. I'd also get mum to talk to the swimming pool as to getting a sanitary bin, cause it really doesnt make sense that they don't have one
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  • Princess255
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:30
    Princess255 I get really bad period cramps. And I take medication for it, my mum knows that I haven these pains but last month I missed my period and my mum said that it's ok/normal since I haven't had many periods. I wear a heat pack on my lower abdomen, when I move and it really hurts. I mainly get these pains most 2nd day during my cycle/period. My medication takes a little while to kick in. Some periods are more painful than the other. But all I'm asking is how to relive the pain quicker, any ways to prevent the pain. But I don't feel comfortable talking to a doctor.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    period pain is usually worse on your heaviest days, so that makes sense that it's more painful on the second day. If you know that you're going to have period pain, then take your medication a bit earlier, so that it has time to kick in. Heat packs are great, and Libra sell heat packs that you can stick on and wear during the day, when you're unable to heat up a heat pack - like at school. Gentle stretches will also help, really you need to keep active, as every time you stop and sit, it takes a while to get up and going again.
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  • eugenial18
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:27
    eugenial18 Hi libra nurse, I'm just wondering if my period will be coming soon because: -I've had discharge for 2 and a half to 3 years -I'm a 10A in a normal bra -I weigh 48kg's -I'm 13 and a half and my mum got hers when she was 14 and a half -lately I've had really oily hair and pimples ( which I never normally get.) -I don't get cramps but for the last 2 months I've had pains shooting up from down there. -I have nearly all the hair "down there". - I definatley have to shave my legs. - I've had underarm hair for 1 month, just a lil bit tho, but the colour of it on my head. thanks heaps! xx
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it certainly sounds like your body is really getting ready for a period, all the signs are there. So now it's a case of being prepared. That means using your Libra liners every day and by keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:23
    Anonymous user Hiya Libra Nurse, I am an active girl, and because of the sport I do (trapeze, contortion) wearing pads can be awkward. I want to try tampons- what type do you recommend? Also- what are tampon applicators? Thanks!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    I think using tampons will be a good idea, but pads will still work for sports - the key is to have a good quality pad, like Libra, and a pair of undies that fits you snuggly so that nothing can move. You'd just check your pad regularly to make sure that you change it as necessary. Libra have two styles of tampons, normal ones and applicator tampons. Applicator tampons mean that the tampon is pushed into your vagina by a little paper tube, whereas normal tampons are inserted by your finger tip. Have a look at the website for more details
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  • Sophierbadcock
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:20
    Sophierbadcock I havent had my period yet and im twelve, I think ive got nothing to worry about but every single day especially this year ive had alot of discharge. Do you think I will get my period soon and do you think I should wear liners or pads, because I have had about one drop of blood a year. I have also had symptoms of a period, I just want to be aware incase.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    I think that your body is getting ready for a period, and it would be a good idea to use your Libra liners, just in case, plus they'll help to keep you feeling fresh and dry. Keep a spare Libra pad in your bag too, just in case, and then you're all set
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  • iamthebest139
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:19
    iamthebest139 Hi. I have all of the symptoms that my first period is on its way. I have been getting cramps below my belly button for a week now and I was wondering if you might have an idea if mine could start soon. Thank you! p.s. I am 11 and my mum got it when she was 3
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    cramps arent actually the best sign that your body is getting ready for a period, better signs are the vaginal mucous which starts off a yellowish colour and then changes to a white or clear colour. You can have this for a couple of years before your period starts. Another good sign is that your pubic hair thickens up and goes all the way through to the back. And of course your breasts grow too. Cramps can be caused by things other than your period, so that's why it's best to look for those other signs. But still make sure that you're prepared by using your Libra liners every day and by keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:16
    Anonymous user I recently got my period, i have had it twice now. The seacond time it only lasted a few days, I haven't had it for just under two monts now. Do I acually have my period? I have heard some people get it once but it's a false alarm and they dont have it. Do I have my period and need to wait longer or do I not have my period yet. Xxx thanks it great to have you to talk to. X
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    yes you have your period, but your body is still sorting itself into a pattern which is totally normal. So, you just have to make sure that you're prepared, this means using your libra liners every day, just in case your period comes, and by keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case. It can take a couple of years for it to totally get into a pattern, so don't stress, your body knows what to do
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  • JemPants
      1 comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:14
    JemPants I know this isn't exactly a "period" question but ... I recently joined libra girl (loving it already!) and have ordered my started kit as well. Just wondering is it possible to get anymore free samples from Libra? Thanks!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    Libragirl only sends out one free sample pack per girl, so sorry, that's it. Otherwise it's a case of looking at the competitions etc. Sometimes schools will have Libra packs too to give out
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  • spark101
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:11
    spark101 I have my period and I'm not sure how I can change my pads/tampons discretely at school because I don't want anyone to see my period kit (I have in my school bag) or else they will probably start talking about me behind my back...
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    ultimately all the girls around you will have their period, and it will be a normal thing, and no one will comment or think twice about it. When you have your period at school, you can put a pad into your pocket - they're individually wrapped so they'll stay clean. You can even put one into your sock or your bra, and no one will know. If you do it all in a matter of fact way, no one will look twice
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:08
    Anonymous user my period comes approximately every 35days... it last for 10 days. is this normal?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    yes, because this pattern is regular for you, so it's fine. Each body has it's own routine, we just talk about the 'average'
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  • Katie2222
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:07
    Katie2222 I recently got my period, I started using tamponds and it was extremely painfully when I took them out. I tried using this jell stuff mum got me to help but it didn't, it's still so painfull. I have to use them because I'm a swimmer. Is this normal? It it just me? Does it happen to most girls when they are new to their period? What do I do? Thanks heaps xxxx
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    the most common reason for a tampon to be uncomfortable when you remove it, is because you're tensing up the muscles and the tampon hasn't actually absorbed enough moisture so it's dry and 'sticks' as you're pulling it out. So, this means you either leave it in for longer, or you use a tampon that's for a lighter flow, like minis. If you're a swimmer, then after you've swum, it should be moist from the pool water, so easier to remove. The gel helps to insert the tampon, not to remove it. It does all take practice, so don't stress
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:05
    Anonymous user I turned 9 in September and started getting white marks in my underwear. I have some breast development and get pimples on my face. Does the marks mean my period is coming soon? I am a little scared. I don't have hair yet, but is it true periods can start before everything develops?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    your body has started to change, but it doesn't mean that a period is imminent. These changes stop and start. Usually you have the discharge for a couple of years before your period actually starts, and you get pubic hair, which thickens and goes all the way through to the back. Have a look through the site so that you can become more familar with everything that will happen, and make sure that you're prepared by using Libra pantyliners and by keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • brooke20020
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:02
    brooke20020 Please help my friend is really scared of blood she heard her older brother say that if other people's blood gets into your cuts that you can get a diesease my friend wears gloves on her hands because she has cuts on them and if someone is bleeding she gets really freaked out and runs away from them and she always asks me if any blood got on her I don't know what to do and also if she sees red on a person she asks them if there bleeding people tease her
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    if your friend wants to write to me and ask for help, then I'm more than happy to help her. I do think that she might be enjoying some of the attention that goes with what you're describing, so maybe you need to downplay the whole thing a bit
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  • HOZxx
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 03:00
    HOZxx hello is masteerbathing bad for u? is letting a guy run the opening on ur vagina (not fingering) and giving u an orgasm bad for you? please help me
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    masturbating is a normal part of life. Some people enjoy it more than others. It's a personal choice thing. As for letting a guy touch you intimately, this is part of a sexual relationship, so it's up to you as to how far you let this go
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 02:58
    Anonymous user hi! i am 15 and i think i got my period for the first time 2 days ago. i went to the bathroom and there was some browny-reddy stuff in my undies. was it blood? i have had all the signs of period like hair, boobs, discharge, moody. i have been wearing pads but when i go to the bathroom there is only a little bit of browny stuff on them. when i wipe there is more but it is still dark brown? what is it? is it just a very light period or is there something wrong with me? also if it is how often should i change the pad if there is only a tiny bit?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    yes, this is a light period and totally normal. You change your pad when it becomes full, so you might, if your loss is light, only need a thicker liner, it's a personal choice thing
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  • CB02
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 02:57
    CB02 I just went for a shower and saw one of my breasts was bigger than the other and it was hurting I told my mum and when I told her it was back to normal and it seems to slowly start hurting and getting bigger please answer:(
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    your breasts will continue to grow until your early twenties, and until then they grow in bursts, and often will be uncomfortable as this is happening. Your breasts are not of an even size, this is because one side of your body is not a mirror image of the other. As your breasts become fuller, this difference is not as noticable
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  • maddymoo8
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 02:54
    maddymoo8 hi! im 15 and i think i got my period 2 days ago because i went to the bathroom and had a little bit of browny-reddy stuff in my undies. was it blood? i have had all the signs of it coming like hair, boobs,discharge, moody.i have been wearing pads but when i go to the bathroom there is only a tiny bit of brown stuff on them. when i wipe after the bathroom there is brown stuff there too! is it a really light period or is there something wrong with me? also how often should i change my pads if there is only the tiniest bit on them? thankyou xo
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    when blood comes into contact with the air, it changes from a bright red colour, to a darker brown or even black colour. So, if you see brownish loss mixed in with your normal vaginal mucous, then yes, this is a light period. The flow is slow enough to have time to change colour. This is totally normal, and often you only need to use your Libra liners. Over time your body will get into the swing of things and become more regular and heavy
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 14 Oct, 2014, 02:51
    Anonymous user Ive had my period for about 6 months and it has been non stop. Is this normal plz tell me if it is or if it isn't
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    if it is just a bit of blood mixed in with normal mucous, and your period has only started in the last 6 months, then I'd say that it's just your body getting into the swing of things. If it's heavy, then that's not as usually, and will still probably sort itself out, but if it concerns you, then talk to mum about seeing your local doctor just to make sure
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