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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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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 03:09
    Anonymous user Hi, my period is heavy and U By Kotex or Cottons pads don't protect against leaks for me so I was just wondering what would be the best libra pad, overnight pad, tampon and liner for me. By the way I don't like super tampons and my discharge is also a little heavy.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    well, it's a bit of a catch if you say that you have a heavy loss, but don't like to use the tampons designed for heavier flows - basically this just means that you'll need to change your tampon more frequently and I'd suggest you back it up with a Libra pad as well. Have a look on the site for the different types of Libra pads, and then it will be a bit of trial and error to work out the best one for you
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  • Anonymous user
      1 comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 03:07
    Anonymous user Hi Libra girl, when I get my period on either the 4th or 5th day, it becomes light and when this happens I just don't know whether to wear a pad or panty liner. By the way, I just recently decided to wear panty liners before and after I get my period. So which should I wear? panty liners or a pad? thanks
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it's really a personal choice thing, which ever product gives you the protection that you need. If there's not enough loss to fill a Libra pad, then maybe a liner will be enough - Libra have liners in different shapes and absorbencies so have a look on the site to see which one might suit you best
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 03:05
    Anonymous user I am 20 and I havent got my period yet should I be worried?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    20 is late to start your period, so I'd suggest getting in contact with your GP to talk about things. They'll take a history from you about how much development has happened, like pubic and underarm hair, your breasts growing and vaginal mucous, and most likely organise some blood tests
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 03:04
    Anonymous user When I wiped there was blood was that my period
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    if it was just the once, and you havent seen any blood since, then no, I don't think that your period has started. It might be that your hormone levels have changed enough so that a bit of 'spotting' occured, but the levels aren't high enough for a proper period. There's nothing wrong with this, it happens to lots of girls when their bodies are first getting organised for a period. Just make sure that you're using your Libra liners every day to stay protected and keep a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • TinaRose2000
      1 comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 03:02
    TinaRose2000 I have asked my sister about my discharge. I asked if theres anything wrong if it to heavy and she said no its good but today i read in one of you mags that you should go see a doctor if its clumpy and mine is should i leave it or not #HELPPPPP
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    your vaginal mucous can be runny and clear or white and thicker, even 'clumpy'. If it's normally like this for you, then that's fine. If you had an infection, then the smell of the mucous changes, it becomes unpleasant rather than that musky smell, you'd also probably feel itchy or irritated down there and be a bit red. So no, I don't think you need to go to the doctor unless you're worried. Just wash between your legs twice a day and use your Libra liners to keep you feeling fresh and dry
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  • holla420
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:59
    holla420 I'm 15 and ive always had quite heavy discharge since i was about 12. is there something wrong with me? It never smells and its either whiteish or clear. and when its clear i feel like ive peed some times i have to wear a pad cause it just leaks out of me, it really sucks and i dont know if its normal or not.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    some women will just naturally produce more mucous than others, it's totally normal and not something to worry about. You just need to find the Libra liner that suits you best to make you feel fresh and dry. Libra have double liners which mean that you can take off the first liner during the day and be left with a fresh one against your skin - this might be the solution for you, the liners come in different absorbencies too, so have a look on the site at the different varieties and see which will suit you best
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:50
    Anonymous user My mum got her period when she was 14 and my sister got hers when she was 9 or 10. What age will I get mine and why did my sister get it earlier? Thanks.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    the average age for when we're getting our first period is lower now than it was in our mum's time, so it makes sense that your period might come earlier than hers. But the other thing to think about is that you might take after your mum, or you might take after the women on your dad's side of the family, and this might have been the case for your sister. So the best thing to do is to look for the signs that your body gives that it's getting ready for a period, so that means pubic and underarm hair, your breasts growing, and vaginal mucous
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:48
    Anonymous user I had blood in my undies so I put a pad on now no blood what des this mean
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it might just be a very light period, like a bit of spotting, which shows that your body is ready for a period, but is still getting itself organised, which is totally fine. Just make sure that you're using your Libra liners every day and keep a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • Tjti_dancer
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:46
    Tjti_dancer My friend has her periods and she says that when your about to or have them you can get cramps in the lower stomach. I have started getting cramps but I don't know if it could mean I'm starting my periods. I haven't got them yet so it's a first time situation. Can you maybe tell me what symptoms you get for your first period?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    not every woman will have period cramps, some girls don't get any period pain at all. Signs that your body is getting ready for a period are that your breasts will grow, you'll get underarm and pubic hair, and you'll get vaginal mucous. The mucous usually starts off as a yellowish colour and then changes to a clear or whitish loss, this is a really positive sign that your period is almost here. Use your Libra liners every day to keep yourself feeling fresh and dry, plus protected, just in case your period starts, and put a spare Libra pad into your bag, just in case
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  • tinaaa_
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:44
    tinaaa_ Help! I'm trying to get ready for my first period and i don't know how to put on a pad nor tampon, any advice on how to? SINCERELY, CuriousGirl
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    your Libra pads just attatch to your undies, if you use the pads with wings, then these wings just wrap over the edge of your undies. While you're waiting for your period, it's a good idea to use your Libra liners in the time leading up to your first period, they help to keep you feeling fresh and dry too, and by using the liners, it's basically the same way of applying a pad. You can't practice using tampons until you actually have your period, but it's probably a good idea to start by using Libra pads so that you can get an idea of what your loss is like
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  • Anonymous user
      1 comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:40
    Anonymous user My friend is to scared to ask this so I'm asking for her. She has had her first period but has not had her second period for 9 weeks is this normal
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    totally normal, so tell your friend not to stress. It can take a couple of years for your body to work out a proper routine, so tell your friend to make sure that she's protected by using her Libra liners every day and by keeping a spare Libra pad in her bag, just in case
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:22
    Anonymous user Hi I'm 12 and When I wipe my bum there is blood stains on the toilet paper but I don't have my period what's going on??
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it might be that the blood is coming from your bottom/anus, rather than from your vagina. This can happen if you have haemorrhoids, have had constipation and have been straining to open your bowels. If this might be the case, then make sure that you're drinking at least a litre of water a day, and that you're having enough fibre in your diet - fruit, vegies, wholegrain cereals etc
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  • Kaz101
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:20
    Kaz101 Hi Libra Girl Nurse! Can you please tell me what other signs I need before I will probably get my period. I already have pubic hair down there and a tiny bit on my armpits, I have been having quite a bit of discharge, there have been a lot of pasty substances and (I don't know if this counts) I have been having slight stomach pains. What else should I be expecting before I get my period?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it sounds like your body is really getting ready for a period, so 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. The pubic hair tends to thicken up before your period and go all the way through to the back, and the vaginal mucous changes from the yellowish colour to a clear runny mucous or a thick white one - this is all controlled by your hormones
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  • mini mouse
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:18
    mini mouse dose it hurt when you get you're period
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    for most girls, no, it doesn't, or they might get a bit of an ache in their tummy on the day before their period starts, or on the heaviest days of their period. For most people it's all fine. Some girls do get more period pain than others, but there are lots of things that you can do to help with this. Heat is one of the best treatments, so when you're home you'd use a heat pack, but when you're out, like at school, you can use the individually packed heat packs that Libra makes. They stick onto your skin and last for hours. Gentle stretching exercises also help, and simple pain relief medications. So as you can see, it's all really managable
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  • rockyroad1234945
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:15
    rockyroad1234945 rockyroad1234945 rockyroad1234945 i was at school and i colapesed after that i had a mood swing i stared cuting myself with apair of scisors and my friend yelled out "Rockyroads cuting herself" i even had to go to the guidance offercers office HELP ME Libra girl nurce help meeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    that's great that your friends were looking out for you and that the school took you to the guidance councillor, I hope that this helped. If this is something that has happened more than the once, then I'd suggest that you talk to the guidance coucillor about talking to someone about how you're feeling and acting, it might be that you're comfortable talking to this guidance officer, or perhaps someone outside the school, but the important thing is to talk to someone about what's going on, how you're feeling, and what you can do to take control of your life and actions. Cutting sometimes seems a solution, an outlet, but it doesn't really solve the problems and feelings that are happening. I'd tell mum how you're feeling too cause she'll want to know and to help in any way that she can
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:11
    Anonymous user is it normal to have intense cramps when u dont have ur period
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it might be that the hormones that are responsible for your period are kicking in, but haven't reached the levels that they need for your body to have a period. So, your body is still lerarning what to do so it's a good idea to 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. Of course though, cramps can be caused by other things too, like gastric upsets, viral illnesses etc, so it might not be your period. If these pains continue or get worse, without any signs of your period, then tell mum and see your doctor
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  • Leeveetee
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:04
    Leeveetee Does a small amount of blood mean that I have my period
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    yes it does, but if it's only a small amount, and only happens once then it might be a very light period, like spotting or a practice go for your body. There's nothing right or wrong about this, it's just how we sometimes start. Make sure that you're using your Libra liners every day and keep a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • Hubba bubba
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 02:02
    Hubba bubba I am a 13 years old and I have 12cd breast, I fell that there to big and I have no idea what to do. Pls help.:(
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    the first thing to do is to make sure that you're wearing the right sized bra with the right support, this will make you far more comfortable and make you feel better about your breast size. You can also buy bras called minimisers, which will decrease your breast size in appearance, ask to speak to one of the ladies who actually are trained to fit you for bras and they'll be able to find the solution for you. It might be too that you've had your main breast growth and they won't change much over the next few years, have a look around at your family to get an idea of who you might be taking after
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 10 Apr, 2014, 01:59
    Anonymous user So once I saw a bit of brown on my undies- it looked like my period but somehow when I go to the bathroom for a number 1 blood doesn't flow. but at the same day even the day before -well, two days straight I've been having these cramps that suddenly go away and comes back and it really hurts. I've been researching and it might be spotting. But how do I know what it is?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it's a very small amount of blood, and yes, you could call it spotting. So it's showing you that your body is ready for a period but is still organising itself. There's nothing wrong with this, it's quite common. So 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 10 Apr, 2014, 01:57
    Anonymous user Hello! I think I am relatively close to getting my period! I've been looking for all kinds of signs and asked my mum but I would really like some advice from a professional. This might be really gross but I've been getting this kind of pasty stuff in my underwear and I was wondering if that was a signal for my period. Please tell me if it is and if so how far away my period might be.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    your body shows you signs that it's getting ready for your period with things like, pubic and underarm hair, your breasts growing, and vaginal mucous. The vaginal mucous starts off as a yellowish colour and then changes to a clear or white consistency, so what you're describing sounds really positive, plus the pubic hair fills out, goes all the way through to the back and thickens. When all of this is happening, it's a good idea to use your libra liners every day, just in case, and to keep a spare Libra pad in your bag. No one can give you an exact time, you can only go by the signs and be prepared
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