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Dark brown discharge

Hey gem is it normal for discharge to be a dark brown colour or is it my period I’m just worried that something is wrong with me ?

Gemmah Says

Yep, totally normal! It’s time to get ready, because your first period is just around the corner!

The brownish colour is caused when your discharge mixes with a little bit of menstrual blood. It’s totally okay & a sign your body is getting ready for the monthly routine. Keep an eye out for cramps & feeling a bit irritable. These are signs that your period is on its way.

It’s good to be prepared! So if you feel like your period may arrive, you can always wear a liner just in case. I love the Protect Active Liners. You may notice your first period as a slippery wet feeling around your vagina. Don’t stress if your period is light & lasts just a few days, this is normal. It can take anywhere between a few months to a year to regulate. Carrying some pads in your school bag is another awesome idea to always be prepared.

To get all the info on your first period, read our Complete Guide!