Vaginal discharge is a subject that’s got lots of comments and lots of postings on our site. Some of you wondered, well, what’s normal discharge? Normal discharge tends to be clear or it can be a creamy yellow colour. So if you wondered, should it smell? No, it shouldn’t smell, and if it does, chances are you possibly have an infection.
Now, how heavy should the vaginal discharge be? That is a question a lot of you were worried about. If you have to change your underwear, or if you have to use a panty pad to absorb the discharge, the chances are, that’s too much, and it’s worth seeking advice from your doctor.
Now, there were other worries about the consistency of discharge. The consistency of discharge varies during your menstrual cycle, so sometimes it can be quite thick, other times it can be more liquidy.
People have asked, how do you stop discharge? By and large, if discharge is normal, there is no need to stop it. But, if you’re experiencing a discharge that is bloodstained, smelly, offensive…then absolutely, go and see your doctor, because you could have an infection or some other underlying problem.
Doctor Responses: Vaginal Discharge
Dr Pixie answers your most frequently asked questions about vaginal discharge such as: What causes it? What colour is normal? Is it normal to have discharge permanently?
With thanks to the Baker Street Medical Centre
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