during phases of the fertility cycle vary, based on the phase that
we're in. During one part, they may be thicker, creamier and white,
while during others, that mucus is thinner, clearer and more fluid.
the vagina is a self-cleaning organ we also have discharges which
keep everything in balance so that we don't wind up with an infection.
vaginal or sexually transmitted infections can also create different
discharges which really can smell pretty funky.
in vaginal discharge that may signal a problem include an increase
in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the
discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your
changes can occur if the normal balance of healthy bacteria (germs)
in your vagina is upset. Many things can disturb the balance of a
healthy vagina, including douching, feminine hygiene sprays, certain
soaps or bubble baths, antibiotics, diabetes, pregnancy or infections.
of bacterial vaginosis are:
# A white,
gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
# A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
completely healthy and normal if your discharge is cloudy white has
no odor or has a slightly salty odor, increases in amount and becomes
"stringy" (like egg whites) during the middle of your menstrual
cycle when you are ovulating.
discharge changes, it may be a sign that you have a vaginal infection
have a vaginal infection, you may have any of the following:
* Vaginal itching
* Vaginal burning
* Pain or irritation with urination or sexual intercourse
* Discharge different from normal
vaginal discharge does not have a foul odor and usually has no odor
at all. Normal vaginal discharge often appears clear or milky when
it dries on your clothing;
white vaginal discharge can indicate abnormalities such as cervical
cancer or lichen sclerosus.
discharge resembling cottage cheese may indicate Chlamydia (a common
sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria).
as there is no odor, no discolor and no itching or burning, a different
vaginal discharge is not worrisome.
discharge can indicate pelvic inflammatory disease. It is usually
accompanied by lower abdominal pain and fever.
symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease are:
or heavy vaginal discharge