Every woman has a vaginal discharge that changes throughout the month. You can spot the change on your underwear or when you wipe.
Normal vaginal discharge has several purposes: it cleans and moistens the vagina, and helps to prevent and fight infections.
Normal vaginal fluids changes throughout the month. It can be thinner, sticky, and elastic or thick and gooey. The colour is usually clear, white, or off-white in color.
You'll probably produce more discharge in the middle of your menstrual cycle around two weeks after your period. This is when you're ovulating (your ovary is releasing an egg) and most fertile.
The following changes may indicate a problem:
*change in odor (especially an unpleasant odor)
*change in color (especially greenish, grayish, or anything looking like pus)
*change in texture (such as foamy or looking like cottage cheese)
*vaginal itching, burning, swelling, or redness
*vaginal bleeding or spotting that is not a menstrual period
Some infections that can cause changes in vaginal discharge are spread by having sex, such as gonorrhea.
Other infections can occur with or without having sex, such as bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection.
If you notice any changes in your discharge let your clinic know. They can assist you to clear it up.