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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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  • roxes
      3 comments Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 06:16
    roxes Do your periods hurt?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    some women do get period pain, more often it's only on their heaviest days, and is more like a bad ache than anything else. But some women do experience more severe pain, which is usually associatted with heavier periods. There are lots of things that you can do to help with period pain, like gentle stretching exercised, heat packs and simple analgesics
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 06:14
    Anonymous user Hey Libra Girl Nurse,i have a before first period question,do you get allot of discharge before your period?I did not get my first period yet though i am getting allot of normal discharge.Can this be the egg getting out of my body?Thanks.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it's normal to get vaginal mucous for a couple of years before your period starts. This is caused by your hormone levels changing. It starts off a yellowish colour and then changes to a clear or white colour. It's about lubricating the surface of your vagina and inside your uterus to make it easier for sperm to travel up - cause what your body is trying to do is to make it as easy as possible to become pregnant. For the vaginal mucous you can use your Libra panty liners every day to keep you feeling fresh and dry
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  • -chels-
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 06:12
    -chels- Hi, I had a extra period 4 days after my usual one and i have only had about 6. I was wondering whether this means that i have started another different cycle or if it was just a one of thing that means i will continue the one i had. Thanks
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    this is one of those things that you're just going to have to wait and see. It could well be that it was just an extra light period thrown in by your body, but it might signal a change in your cycle. This is something that happens more often in the first couple of years of getting your period
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  • yasminehrr
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 06:11
    yasminehrr Hi! So I've had my period since I was 11 years old and I'm 15 now and well I've been wanting to try tampons and I have tried it once but I went to the beach that day and when I went to get it out about 2 hours later.. I couldn't and I was struggling to pull it out, it began to burn and I realised that some sort of skin was stuck which was holding the tampon back..I ended up being able to pull it out which was good but it did take probably about 15min Well I was just wondering if maybe I was doing something wrong or if there may be something wrong with me, down there. Thank you so much!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    if a tampon isn't full when you go to remove it, then it does exactly what you've described - it seems to get stuck and 'burn' as you remove it. So, it was either too soon to remove the tampon, or you were using one that was too absorbent for you. Try next time with the Libra minis and see how you go. THe other thing to do is to make sure that you're relaxed as you remove it, and push down with your pelvic muscles to help push the tampon out as you pull on the string
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 06:08
    Anonymous user ok so i have full pubic hair and midway grown boobs but still haven't had my period. Why?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    the growth of your boobs and the pubic hair are all controlled by your hormones, so if these have grown, then it shows that your hormones are doing what they're supposed to and now it's just a case of waiting for every thing else to happen - and of course to be prepared. This means using your Libra panty liners every day and by keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case.
    The vaginal mucous also changes from a yellowish colour to a clear or white colour when it's getting closer to your period
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  • sammyfarina
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 06:06
    sammyfarina Hey, Im going on a holiday to a tropical location and i have my period the whole time, i want to be able to swim and i do use tampons however i got my period really late and I only got my first period 2 months ago, what would be the best tampon to use? :)
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    use whichever tampon you've been comfortable with before, and take along lots of extras so that you can change them through the day when you're swimming. Perhaps take soem pads too just in case you want to use them overnight or on days when you're not swimming. And remember to have a great time
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  • moxy12
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 06:04
    moxy12 Periods are exciting but scary and I need advice on how to handle them when I get mine what activities can or can't you do and are there foods that affect them also when I signed up I ordered a period starter kit how long will that take to arrive Thanks Moxy12
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    there are no special things you can or can't do when you get your period - your life continues on just as before with the same amount of exercise, same diet etc, the only change would be when you're swimming and you have your period - that's when you must use a tampon. For more information about the changes, have a look around the site for some more details.
    And sorry, but I don't have anything to do with the Libra starter packs
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  • llehmann
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 06:02
    llehmann Hey LGx! I was just wondering, what do you do if you get your period at school and you don't have protection on???
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    the best thing to do is to make sure that this doesn't happen to you, so make sure that you're organised by putting a spare Libra pad into your bag now, and using your Libra liners every day. If you did happen to be without, a friend might have a spare pad, or the office or sick bay
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  • pinkmonstar
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 06:01
    pinkmonstar so i have fully grown arm pit and vagina hair and my boobs are half way grown but still no period. WHY?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    this shows that your body is really getting ready, and your hormones doing all the right things, but now it's a case of waiting. When the vaginal mucous changes from a yellowish colour to a white or clear colour, and the pubic hair goes all the way through to the back, they're really positive signs. So make sure 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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  • Tiab
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 05:59
    Tiab Why do I have all the symptoms of near periods andhave had them for ages but still don't have it. I am 13.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    if you have all the signs of your body getting ready for a period, then now it's just a case of waiting - and being prepared. That means using your Libra panty liners every day and keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case. This is a process that just can't be rushed, even though it's really annoying sometimes waiting for it all to happen
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  • Ashtyn
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 05:57
    Ashtyn I am not on birth control, but plan to be pretty soon. My bf and I had sex a little over a month ago (July 11) and I took plan b just in case the following night. I got my period at the usual time I should have (July 15) and it lasted the normal length. Recently (Aug 9) we didn't exactly have sex but his penis was in me for a few seconds at most and he didn't come at all (we were just fooling around). Now my period is already 5 days late and I'm freaking out. Could it be because of plan b? I've also started working out again after stopping for a while and have began playing a lot of volleyball. I had heard a sudden start of strenuous activity could delay it, so could that be it? I was also sick the past few days and heard that could also delay it. I just wanted to know if these activities and illness or if the plan b could be affecting it and wanted to know that I'm not pregnant. My bf and I have been freaking out and I just wanted other opinions. Please help me!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    when a guy's penis is erect, there is fluid on the tip of it. This fluid contains sperm. So yes, if it was near the entrance to your vagina or inside you can become pregnant. So, if your period is late, you need to do a pregnancy test to find out either way. The pregnancy test, which is available from the supermarket or chemist, is acurate from the first day of your missed period
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 05:55
    Anonymous user When you're at school and you need to change your pad or tampon during a lesson how can you discreetly take a pad/tampon with you without EVERYONE knowing?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    be prepared before you enter the classroom. Put a spare pad or tampon into your pocket, or even your bra, so that it's there, just in case it's needed
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 12:58
    Anonymous user Please please... Anon. So, I have a lot of pubic hair and it's dark and thick, it kinda goes into my thighs a bit and I have to wear board shorts to cover up, I also have some hair in my but crack, ( it's gross yes) anyway, I'm to shy to ask mum to shave, should I get some scissors and cut it shorter and shave some parts I can? Help asap!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    you're supposed to have pubic hair all the way from the front to the back, so yep, hairy butt crack is how it's supposed to be. As your hormones kick in more and more, the hair becomes more curly so appears shorter. If it's worrying you, then talk to mum about waxing or just trimming the bits that you feel 'stick out'. Some girls with darker skin tones do have naturally more hair on their legs, again, if it worries you, then talk to mum about shaving or waxing
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  • Sunchild
      1 comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 12:55
    Sunchild Hi! So when I signed up, I'm not sure if I clicked on the period starter kit.. And I really want one! How can I tell if I have/ haven't ordered one xo
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    sorry, but I don't have anything to do with the starter packs. If you haven't received on in a few weeks, then go back to the main site to ask again
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 12:54
    Anonymous user How long do you get the white stuff for.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    the white vaginal mucous is a sign that your body is getting ready for a period and that your hormones are starting to kick in. This vaginal mucous actually never stops, it just changes as your hormones control it, from a white colour, to a clear, it's even mixed in with your period blood. So actually, it doesn't stop. Some women feel a bit damp from it, this is where using Libra panty liners can help
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 12:52
    Anonymous user I do quite a lot of exercise and I'm pretty fit but I am a little chubby. I just can't stop eating, every night I hate myself for it because I say to myself tomorrow I am gonna eat healthy. But I never do. What can I do??? xx
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    the first thing to do is to not beat yourself up about it, but focus more on changing habits. If you know that you're likely to snack at a particular time, then get prepared by earlier in the day preparing somthing that's healthy - yoghurt, nuts, fruit etc. Tell yourself that once or twice a week you can have an 'unhealthy' snack, but make it smaller than usual. Get the family to help by getting rid of the unhealthy food in the house. It's all about little steps and changing habits, and it does take time, but you'll get there
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  • roxes
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 12:49
    roxes Does it hurt when you have a periods?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    some women do get some period pain, lots don't. Often it might be that on your heaviest days, you might have a bit of a tummy ache, but simple analgesics, heat packs, gentle stretching, is usually enough to get on top of things. Women who have very heavy periods are more likely to suffer from period pain. If it's something that worried you, then I'd suggest talking with your chemist
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  • llehmann
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 12:47
    llehmann How do I ask my mum for libra liners?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    you could add it to the shopping list, go shopping with her, show her a picture of what you'd like from the site or a magazine - it's all about just getting the conversation started
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 19 Aug, 2015, 12:46
    Anonymous user When do I know when my period ends??
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    towards the end of your period, the amount of blood that you're losing will decrease, and then stop - this is the end of your period, but use a Libra panty liner just in case
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  • Kaitlyn Grace
      6 comments Posted 05 Aug, 2015, 11:09
    Kaitlyn Grace Ok I have a pretty messed up life. In the past nine months 3 friends died horrible deaths. First one was rosalia who dies of pneumonia, second was Elisabeth who comited suicide and the third was anika who was shot. Now these girls were online friends but they were the best friends I could ask for. And my aunty started being a bitch as always.  And then I cut for a while and then my "friend " (bryce) saw the cuts and told everyone and threatend to tell the teachers about it if I didnt tell him why I cut. Then for a while all my friends were asking about my cuts and all that. Then I started liking this guy and he said he liked me but then he said he doesnt wanna go out with me. So I started going out with this other guy who never spoke to me and then he tried to comit suicide when I broke up with him and then I got so freaked out that I cut myself again. And then I told my online friends and I got in trouble with them for doing it. So I promised them I would not cut ever again. Then I freaked cause my best friend (jett) started cutting and then she stopped finally and I sorta got a crush on her ex and he got a crush on me. I told her and she told him to stay away from be but she said its my choice so I started dating him. Then on the night I go shopping with her and her sister she said she wasn't going and neither was her sister but I still went cause my mum was picking me up there so my bf went with me and then we happened to see my friend (jett) and her sister when they said they wouldnt be there. I didnt speak to them and I just walked around the shops with my bf then when he went home I started balling my eyes out cause I felt betrayed.  And cause I wasn't brave enough to talk to them in person I started messaging them asking them why. And then we sorted things out a little and then my friend got a boyfriend who is a dick head and I seriously hate him. But cause she hung around him all the time she ignored me and I thought it was cause im dating her ex but she said shes ok with it and she kept ignoring me and then she wanted me to go shopping with him and her so I did and he kept on grabbing her breasts in public and this was in the first week they started dating and the fact that hes a few years older makes me not trust him at all. Anyone who does that to her is not ok in my books. And ive developed anxiety and possibly ocd and depression even tho technically I havent been diagnosed with it but I just know, I want to get checked for that stuff but i really dont want my parents to know. Then my friend apologized to me for everything and we became friends again and all is right with the world, except for the world in my head. I still get my panic attacks and my bf tries to keep me calm but it doesn't work often. And on top of that my family expect me to do everything at home when im trying to juggle my art, my school, my social life, my friendships and relationships and trying to find a joband my aunty keeps harassing me about getting a job. And my head is a complete war zone. Even tho this isnt period please help me, I dont know who to turn to anymore, I want to talk to a adult about it but none of my family would listen and I dont want them to know. So your my only hope .
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    Things are certainly tough for you at the moment and I agree that you need some added support. I would tak to the teacher or councillor at school for some names of people to talk to. This is not a quick fix situation, there are lots of concerns that need addressing and you need to sort through these and learn some coping mechanisms of your own. To keep mum and dad out of the loop is not a great idea, for lots of reasons. They will want to help and support you, so they need to know, plus if they don't know the whole picture, how can they realise that they're expecting too much from you?
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