Hey I have NEVER had my period before, and yesterday and today, I’ve had brown tiny spotting, and when I wipe, it’s clumpy brown and black discharge. Is it the start of my period or something worse?

It’s important to remember that everybody experiences puberty differently, and no one has the same kind of period. Menses, or the fluid that comes out of your vagina when you’re on your period, is only made up of about 50% blood. The rest of the fluid contains certain parts of the lining of your uterus, which is being shed. This includes cervical mucus, vaginal secretions, and endometrial tissue. So that’s why your menstrual discharge can be a bit clumpy or darker than blood. Please note that this should not be construed as medical advice, only general information. If you still have concerns about your specific situation, please make an appointment to be seen by one of our medical providers!