What is vaginal discharge?

People with vulva experience vaginal discharge (fluid) throughout their menstrual cycle and its normal to have a regular dischage. The discharge is a part of keeping the vagina clean. There are different types of discharge which can broadly be divided into normal and abnormal discharge. Normal discharge are generally whitish, sticky or clear and watery depending on where you are onyour menstrual cycle. Normal dischage will not have a bad odor or be itchy. Signs of an abnormal discharge change incolour of the discharge (yellow, green grey), itching, pain or discomfort, bleeding between periods, a strong odor and discharge which is frothy or thick like cottage cheese. Its not necessary to experience all these symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms you should consult your doctor.


Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/dizziness#causes

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322232#seeing-a-doctor

https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/vaginal-discharge-whats-abnormal

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/symptoms/4719-vaginal-discharge

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaginal-discharge/

https://www.verywellhealth.com/lets-talk-about-vaginal-discharge-3522663

https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/vaginal-discharge/basics/definition/sym-20050825

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