Admit it: You've absolutely inspected your discharge before how can you not, when it's right there on your underwear?! Most of the time it probably looks pretty normal —white or clear, a bit stretchy, and wet, clearly—but Don't freak—at least not yet.
Yeast infections are one of the most common causes of vulvovaginitis in women. The vagina normally contains both healthy bacteria and unhealthy bacteria. Bacterial vaginosis BV occurs when more unhealthy bacteria than healthy bacteria grow.
While normal vaginal discharge tends to range from sticky and milky white to watery and clear, abnormal discharge tends to have an unusual appearance, texture, or odor and is often accompanied by itching or discomfort. Implantation occurs when a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of your uterus, typically 10 days to 2 weeks after sexual intercourse. This might stimulate pink or orange discharge.
Normal vaginal discharge helps keep vaginal tissues healthy, provide lubrication and protect against infection and irritation. The amount, color and consistency of normal vaginal discharge varies — from whitish and sticky to clear and watery — depending on the stage of your reproductive menstrual cycle. Abnormal vaginal discharge — for instance, fluid with an unusual odor or appearance or discharge that occurs along with itching or pain — may be a sign that something's wrong.
Women's Health. Vaginal discharge can vary in colour and texture throughout the menstrual cycle. If you see green discharge in your underwear it may immediately set off alarm bells.
The vagina never quits. It's a self-cleaning, tissue-shedding, lubricating ecosystem of bacteria, yeast, and glitter. OK, I'm exaggerating with the glitter.
What's coming out of your body is a pretty good indicator of what's happening inside your body, and the same is true for your vagina. Whether you're experiencing white vaginal discharge, yellow discharge, slippery discharge, or a thick or smelly discharge, it can tell you a lot about what's going on down there. While most changes in vaginal discharge and smell are normal, others can signify anything from an STD to whether you just need to drink more water.
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