Types of vaginal discharges

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As we grow up, it's totally normal to start worrying about our V-Zone, specially with everything we don’t know or aren’t sure about.  

One thing to remember is that all women have vaginal discharges. It’s super normal and you will surely notice it even more when you’re ovulating. When we have discharges and secretions, it's common to not know exactly how it should be and what it indicates about our health, which is why we let you know what to watch out for and each type of vaginal discharge.  

 

  • Clear/transparent discharge: The clear egg-white flow is completely normal and indicates that you are ovulating. Its function is to retain the sperm in order to fertilize the egg. 

  • White discharge: The white milk flow is also normal, and appears from the middle to the end of our cycle and the flow becomes a little creamier. If you take some type of hormonal birth control method, this type of flow is much more frequent. 

  • Thick and white discharge: If the discharge looks like cottage cheese, it’s very likely to indicate an infection. Remember that fungi like a humid, warm, and dark environment, so that's why we recommend you to wear cotton underwear and use daily pantiliners (which you should change 3 times a day). 

 

If your body is very likely to get vaginal infections, avoid wearing underwear made of synthetic fabrics, leggings, exercising without taking a bathđźšż afterwards, and staying in a wet bathing suitđź‘™ for a long time. 

These infections are also caused by certain antibiotics, remember to mention to your doctor that you have a high risk of vaginal infections each time he or she prescribes an antibiotic. 

Don't forget to see your doctor if you suspect you have a vaginal infection. 

 

  • Discharge with blood: Small blood spots are very common in our cycle, especially if we use a hormonal birth control method. If this happens on a few occasions, there’s no need to worry, but if it happens often, we recommend to check in with your doctor so he or she can look for polyps, fibroids, cervical swelling, or infection. 

  • Yellow discharge: If the discharge looks like pus and you feel itchiness, burning🔥, and a bad smell, it’s important to see your doctor ASAP. These symptoms may indicate a pelvic infection or a STD. Remember that the discharge changes once it leaves our body, so if you notice that your daily pantiliner or underwear looks yellowish but your discharge is actually white or clear, you don't have to worry. 

  • Yellow, greenish-grey, and foamy white discharge: This may indicate bacterial vaginosis and also has a bad smell. But don't worry, it's easy to treat and leaves after a few days. Remember to see your doctor so you can treat it ASAP. 

  • Liquid discharge: This discharge can indicate two things. The good one is a female ejaculation that you don’t have to worry about, and the bad one is an infection by herpes and genital sores. If you also feel pain, see your doctor ASAP đźš‘.