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Is this my first period?

Hi Gemmah I have a question to ask. I have been having discharge for around six months and I have all the other symptoms to getting my first period. When I got my first lot of discharge I had a headache then the next day I had a bellyache. After that I found it in my undies.

I have just had a headache like the one I had before discharge. Do you think I could possibly get my period tomorrow? Thanks!


Gemmah Says


That’s the million dollar question, girl!

Unfortunately, I can’t give you an exact answer! Most people experience their first period around the ages of 12 & 14, but it can occur anytime between 9 & 17. There are a few signs which can hint at when your period may arrive & it sounds like you have definitely experienced lots of these!

If you notice a brownish tinge to your discharge, then get ready, your period super close! A few days before your first period you may experience some cramping or feel a bit irritable. You may also notice a slippery wet feeling around your vagina once it arrives. If your period is only light & just lasts a few days, don’t worry, this is totally normal. It may take anywhere between a few months to a whole year to regulate.

If you feel like you might get your period, & you’ve experienced some cramping or you feel a bit irritable, you can always pop on a liner just in case. I recommend a Libra Protect Active Liner. A handy tip is to keep some pads with you in a little purse. That way you’ll never be caught unprepared. We suggest our Libra Girl range, they’re specially designed for smaller bodies & are just as absorbent as our main range. For more information on what to expect, check out our Complete Guide to periods!