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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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  • mialittle
      2 comments Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:55
    mialittle Hey im 12 and have my period I have them a few months now about 4 but the first time they were extremely heavy and the two times after that it was so little and I only got a drop once and that was it I have it now and its so heavy and I feel sick is there anyway to make it lighter or get rid of the pain? Thanks love you
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    No, unfortunately you can't control how light or heavy your periods are. It sounds like your body is still sorting itself out though which is why some are lighter than others, so it might be just a case of time
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:53
    Anonymous user How long should a tampon stay up there? Some places say 6 and some 8!!!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    It should stay in for no longer than 6-8 hours. Leaving it in for longer increases your risks for Toxic Shock Syndrome
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  • meghend
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:50
    meghend HI! So I have been having my period for almost 2 years now ( I am almost 14) and it is still not coming every 28 days. Sometimes I have to wait 8 weeks for it to come and it was supposed to come 3 weeks ago but has not yet come. I carry round a pad at school and I feel my undies going wet but nothing happens! I am going on camp in week and it is all camping with no toilet so I really need to know when it is going to come! Thank you!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    As frustrating as it is, your body has decided not to be regular - yet. Now you just have to make sure you're prepared every day. This means using libra liners every day and carrying a spare pad. For camp, the same, taking with you enough supplies, plus some baby wipes, just in case. Your used pads can be wrapped in the pad cover and ask mum to buy some bags to put your used products into - they sell bags in the same aisle as the pads and tampons, or use nappy bags
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  • Anonymous user
      1 comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:47
    Anonymous user Hi Libra Girl Nurse, I was wondering I've been swing little spots of pink blood in my undies since late December (2013) last year. I don't get spotting everyday but in the last four weeks I have been getting little spots of pink blood when I wipe.Same again not everyday but just one or two.Ive been getting discharge since I was in grade 3 some days but only got it everyday in the holidays of end of grade three leading up to grade 4.Is it weird that I got discharge before breast development and I was wondering if you could tell me when you think I will get my period because i get heavy discharge aliy and it always feels wet down there.I have big boobs for my age because more than three quarters are flat. please reply and thankyou
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    All these signs show that your body is really ready for a period, but it's just not quite there yet. There's nothing wrong with this, your body will do things at its own pace. Just make sure that you're prepRed 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 09 Sep, 2014, 11:44
    Anonymous user Hi, Today is the 31st and I was due for my period 8 days ago. I've been experiencing a bit of pain on my right ovary area and my pelvis bone. I'm just a bit worried that's all, why is my period late?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    As long as there is no chance that you might be pregnant, then this is nothing to worry about. Your period can be late for lots of reasons, like stress, ill health, a change in diet, weight gain or loss etc, or for no reason at all
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:42
    Anonymous user Hi, I have had my first period already and it went fine. It has been 28 days (last week) and I still haven't gotten my period. I did notice today in my underwear a really brown (like poo) substance in my underwear. Is this the start of my second period? Also how do I swim, we have school swimming at school and I'm not ready for a tampon and really want to swim. Thanks for your help
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    The brown is blood that has had time to change colour, so a light slow flow. It can take a couple of years for your period to become regular. And if you want to swim and you have your period, then you need to use tampons, it's actually a Health Regulation
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:40
    Anonymous user I have been having my period for almost 2 years and sometimes I have to wait 7 weeks generally it is 4-6 weeks after I have my last one and i have no idea how to tell when my next period is going to come. Please tell me what I should I am not very confident at speaking to other people about it but it is really annoying because sometimes it comes at very awkward times. Thank you!!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    It can take more than two years for some girls for their period to come regularly, or it might be that yours is never going to be exact.remember to count the days from the first day of one period to the first day of the next, cause calendar months aren't equal
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  • missfairysparkle
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:36
    missfairysparkle When I shave down there I always get red and itchy lumps. Is this normal? What can I do to stop this from happening
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    This is a sign of irritated skin. Try  to always use a clean, sharp razor with some lubricant, like soft soap, shampoo or conditioner. Some razors have a built in lubrication system. Don't press too hard or go over the same area again, this irritates the skin, and leave at least a few days between shaves to let your skin heal
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:28
    Anonymous user my pubic area is aching and it is uncomfortable I don't want to tell my mum because Im not sure if it is normal please reply it urgent
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    It's totally normal and due to the surges in hormones. It usually just sorts itself out
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:27
    Anonymous user It is not possible to talk to my mum as she doesn't live with me and I rarely see her. Who else could I talk to?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    What about an aunt, an older cousin, or one of your friends mums?
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  • over-opinionated
      1 comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:26
    over-opinionated ok well this is a little embaressing but my ass hole get really itchy sometimes usually at night time for some reason and i actually get hair growing around there but i shave it off and its still itchy but not as bad when i shave it off
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    Shaving off the hair here will keep it itchy. It will be fine initially but as soon as the hair starts to grow back, basically the next day, it's sharp and itchy again. So, try not to itch and use a nappy rash cream in the area to soothe it
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:24
    Anonymous user I have got a sore lump under my left breast and not my right. What I is this from
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    It could be lots of things, a blocked duct, a pimple, a swollen gland. If it doesn't get better by itself, or becomes bigger or more painful, then you need to tell mum and see your doctor as you might need a course of antibiotics
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:21
    Anonymous user my vagina has been itchy around the area and inside, is this an infection!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    It might be that you've washed too vigorously, or used a different soap, or rubbed the area yourself. But it doesn't necessarily mean an infection. Wash twice a day, pat the area dry, and use a cream to moisten the area, nappy rash creams are fine or ask at the chemist
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:19
    Anonymous user How long should you where your pad on for ??????
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    The length of time you wear a pad for is not as important as how long you keep a tampon in for. This is because a tampon is worn on the inside whereas a pad is on the outside. So for a pad, it really depends on the type of flow you have and the absorbency of the pad. Good quality pads like libra pull the wetness away, so the surface next to you is basically dry, but you'll see blood inside the pads lining. You change your pad when it's full, or when you feel you want to freshen up, it's something you'll learn over time with practice
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:15
    Anonymous user i just got my period i wanted to ask how long do they last for the 1st time ???? i have a party coming up and i don't want to have it then
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    Periods last from 5-10 days, and it's all normal when you first get a period, it might start as it's always going to be, or it might be linger or shorter - no one can tell you how your body is going to behave, it's really an individual thing, just make sure that you're prepared with your libra supplies
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  • midnightblue398
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:13
    midnightblue398 I've been mainly using pads since I got my period. I really want to start using tampons but I'm scared. I used one once but it was really sore and hurt more when I took it out. How can I use a tampon properly without it hurting?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    Have a look on the main website for information about how to use a tampon and which sort/size to buy. The most common reason for it to be painful is that you're not relaxed, and then if you try to remove it before it has filled with fluid, it's dry and sticks, which is painful
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:10
    Anonymous user My vagina is dry and itchy.. What could this be from.. I'm really scared
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    It might be the soap you're using, especially if you're washing 'inside'. Your vagina produces it's own oils and lubricants which we need to make sure that we don't wash away. If your discharge has changed you might even have thrush. Try not to scratch, use some cream on the itchy areas ( ask at the chemist) and see if it improves over the next few days
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  • traceyann23
      Make a comment Posted 09 Sep, 2014, 11:06
    traceyann23 Hi so I'm 23 and have had my period for over 7 years. Its very irregular, and comes anywhere between 27-40 days apart. Before my last period I had stomach pain and nausea for 3 days. Why is this happening?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    Seeing that you're now in your early twenties and it's been happening for a number of years, I'd suggest getting a referral from your doctor to see a specialist. It will be your hormone levels, which they can look at by doing some blood tests
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 30 Aug, 2014, 11:19
    Anonymous user I have got an itchy and uncomfortable vagina, just in the past day or so.. What could this be and how do I stop it?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it might be that you've been overdoing it when you've been washing, or using a different type of soap which has dried your skin out. If you wipe too vigorously with the toilet paper you can irritate the which will then make it dry and itchy. The other thing that can happen is that you get Thrush. So, think about whether or not any of these things apply. If you think it might be thrush, then you can get cream from the chemist to help. Apply some nappy rash cream gently to the outside of your vagina to moisturise the area - these creams are gentle. If you've recently been on antibiotics, this can be a reason too, as they kill off the normal 'good' bacteria that protect the skin here
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  • Anonymous user
      1 comment Posted 30 Aug, 2014, 11:15
    Anonymous user How long a tampon sat up there?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    we recommend that you leave a tampon in for 4-6 hours, and no longer than 8 hours to decrease your risks of getting Toxic Shock Syndrome
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