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Dr Pixie:
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.

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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?

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Hey I'm 18! I've vaginal discharge since last 2 years. My discharge is white, thin, almost odorless. It's completely a normal discharge but sometimes I feel bit itchiness in my vagina? What does this indicates? Can this happen for many other common issues? And is vaginal discharge a normal thing which can happen to any women, virgin or a non-virgin? Please reply me ASAP





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Hi, I'm 15, I started getting vaginal discharge about a year before my period, and have had it every day since. It can be thick or thin, and dries to a yellow tinged colour. I find it can be quite heavy, to the point where I worry about sitting down in light coloured things, incase I stand up, and there's a mark. It also leaves marks in all my knickers, and I just wondered if this is normal? No one ever told me about vaginal discharge...I had no idea it existed until I started getting it, and I can't find much information about whether my quantities of it are normal?





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I have had my period normally, and of course like anyone spot after my period. But after my recent period which around the second week of April. Right after I ended I started having large amounts of discharge like a blob of water was coming out, but it smelt like crazy. So much that I smelt it through my jeans and everything, two weeks later I still have it. It is a light brown color and smells so bad. What should I do? Is this bad?





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You should definitely go see a doctor. Normal discharge is white or clear and odorless. If it smells and is colored, there's a chance you have a vaginal infection.

Hi I'm 36 years old.the last period I had was the 8 of Feb 2016.then I had 2 days that I spotted in the following week.then I have notice pink discharge on the 12 of March 2016. Then it went away.now I have a slight of pain like cramps in the bottom of the left hand side and some time in the middle to.but from 14 of march- now 2016 I have brownish discharge now.I did 2 pregnancy test and it came out negative.I wanted to know if I need to do the blood test if I'm pregnant.or what I got.thanks.





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Am 20 and for quite a time I had normal vaginal discharges but lately I've experienced some sort of dryness on my vagina it feels dry even before my period no much secretions as usual and i masturbate only clit stimulation could my secretions get stuck on my uterus





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im 14 years old. and i am mature now. but ive got this clear or sometimes white vaginal discharge and it becomes yellow when dries off. i used to masturbate and left doing that 6 months ago. i dont want to tell my mum coz im scared she will find out that ive been masturbating. plz help and the discharge is very frequent.it happens throughout the day. my vagina does not ich or burn.





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Vaginal discharge (clear/white, thick/thin, almost odorless, yellow/white when dry) is completely normal (may increase around ovulation) and does not necessarily have to do with whether you masturbate or not, so it's safe to discuss with your mother. Either way, there is no shame in masturbation - and/or discussing it with anyone - entirely natural and healthy. Some people experience more discharge than others, this varies greatly, but having a dried stain in your underwear at the end of the day is more common than not.

don't worry discharge dries yellow when it is exposed to air, that is natural, clear discharge just indicates that you are ovulating and white means you are at the end or start of your cycle!! don't worry about it its all natural

Hi, I'm 15 and have been having vagainal discharge for over 2 years, I haven't had my first period yet but have all the normal signs of development. I'm thinking it could be something to do with my weight as I'm only 42-44kg. It's really annoying. The discharge is pale yellow or white and sticky before it dries all crusty. It's really getting on my nerves and I'm just hoping this is normal. Thanks





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So I get a discharge normally but when it comes to sex I cannot seem to get "wet." I am usually very turned on but it almost like i dry up before we get into it. if anyone has any advice for me that would be awesome.





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Some people have more trouble getting wet during sex than others, it's very common. Try (water-based) lubrications to make things easier.

I have the same issues like white discharge im 13 yrs old i know its normal but mine is dont know if its normal or not.. this is my first time to had white discharge it happened when im done in my period .. and i feel not so comfortable cause its very so itchy when im in school the itchy is getting started and i cant take it anymore cause its very so itchy and i change always my undies and like (fish smell) down there i dont know what should i do now i didnt tell to my mom cause im shy and yeah sometimes i masturbation but in clit only not in entrance of my vagina PLSS HELP im seeking help right now dont know what should i do its very so itchy





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It could be a yest infection but could be a normal discharge because I had the same fish like smell abd itchiness

hi, 22 years old, my vagina ever since i fnsd my period last week, i have been having pains on ma pelvis and discharge it doesn't smell bt its cream white an its like Marcus





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