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It’s perfectly normal for all women to experience vaginal discharge. However, this nugget of information will be of little comfort to you if your handbag is a repository for clean pairs of ‘emergency knickers’. Vaginal discharge usually begins just before puberty and ends after the menopause. Effectively this is your vagina cleaning itself. Normal discharge is clear, white or creamy and may give off a musky smell, but it’s not unpleasant. You may notice the amount changing from time to time and getting heavier just before your period. Sexual arousal or pregnancy may also bring an increase. However, if your discharge becomes thicker and has a consistency rather like cottage cheese, then you may have a bacterial infection such as thrush. And if it’s a greenish yellow colour then it may be more serious and could be a symptom of gonorrhoea or trichomoniasis. And be warned: chlamydia may also cause a change in your vaginal discharge.

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Hi I am a 23 year old female, I am anaemic and I had a septum operation in my nose leaving a hole in my septum when I was a child that keeps bleeding everyday lately. I have also been getting bleeding in between periods and my periods are very late, this months period has not come yet. Sometimes I get discharge with a yellowish tinge In addition I keep getting sharp abdominal pains just below my left ribcage. What could be the problem?





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I'm 15 years old and have always gotten quite a lot of discharge, which I think (hope) is normal. My only worry is that when I become sexually active this will be embarrassing as they may see discharge in my pants or that I am wearing a pantyliner. Any advice?





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im 20 and i have the exact same problem i constantly have to carry wet wips and extra underwear with me. when it comes to sex try and to the bathroom just before so you can freshen up and dont have to worry about stains or anything. hope this helped good luck

Hi, I'm 15 and I have started my period. But lately I have been experiencing discharge and it sometimes comes it heavy amounts or little amounts. The discharge doesn't smell but it is crystal clear and has the consistency of snot. I haven't had sex but have pleasures myself a few times. I clean everything before using it, but I'm just a bit worried.





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Hi im 27 no kids im having this leaking as if iv just started my period but its not blood its clear oderless fluid no pain or itching can you help me





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I started noticing this thing when I had pains in my virginity but now the are no more pain the discharge just came out yellowish, green nd with small drop of blood this make me feel ashamed what wrong with me





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Hi, am 24 and have a cottage like vaginal discharge for some years now, I some times feel itchy and also pains during sex.i ve gone to hospital several times for treatment to no avail. Also, i went for scan and found out that i ve cystic ovary.please am very scared, what can i do to help my situation? Please help me.





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Hi, I'm 21 and I've had discharge every since I first started getting periods when I was 12. I've always got to wear tampax towels so I don't have to change my underwear all the time, it's a clear liquid and I'm just wondering is there any way to stop or get rid of it so I don't have to wear the towels anymore. Is this common as well.





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Hey am 23 yeara old i have had sex with a guy a number of times in the past 8 weeks and i have recently started to have light yellow viganal discharge witch smells really bad to the point i have to wash down below a fair few times a day i am not sore or anything but when i have sexual intercourse now i bleed a little and can be a little painfull but when its over the pain goes i waa wondering if you could help and give me some advice Thanks :)





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This sounds like chlanydia, you should definitely get a test. It's painless and so easy to get rid of but if you don't it could do damage long term.

Nigella Sativa/Black Seed (Habbatus Sauda) Hi, I'm 20 years old virgin.I would love to share my experience. I have constant vaginal discharge ever since I was 10 years old, that is before my puberty. I had my puberty at the age of 11. There would be constant white vaginal discharge except during my period and I really depend on liners and sometimes pads when it became excessive. It really bothers me to change the liners everyday. On a single day, I would change a few liners. I have never had symptoms of itchiness/pain at my private part or any foul smelling of the discharge. The only issue is it always there! And sometimes too much I felt like urinating when it came out! I also have a twin sister who have this problem. My mom said she also had the same problem when she was my age and the problem solved when she consumed somekind of traditional supplement that was a mixed herbs.Sadly, she didnt remember what the supplement really was. Hmm, so my mission on solving the problem continues until I tried the black seed (nigella sativa). Ive consumed it in capsule(600mg) twice a day consistently and thank Lord, the discharge is getting lesser and lesser. I wouldnt say it completely gone but to have very little amount of discharge for only some days have gotten me so thrilled! There's only a small amount of discharge as compared to the previous amount and sometimes non at all. I am happy bc my problem is finally about to solve. I have tried other herbs that are believed can help with the vaginal discharge like Alphapha but they just didnt work out for me.. , but best is to consult with a doctor if you're showing symptoms.. Im sorry for any mistakes in my grammar as English is not my first language,. I hope this benefit those who have the same problem as mine. Thank you ;)





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Hi I'm 16 and I have this discharge in my underwear everyday some times can be worse then other days . I'm scared something wrong with me I have been to the doctorrs had a test there said I was fine but I seen other reviews people saying the doctors said there fine but haven't been . I may be other worrying . My mums says it's fine it's a common thing and from what I been reading it is but Orso when I have sex it hurts and I don't enjoy it . Do any one no why and if this is something to do with the discharge .. Will I Orso b able to have kids ? would just really like hell from any one please !!!! I don't want it to get to late and can't do nothing about it please thank you x





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