Causes of vagina discharge

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Glands inside your vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. Vaginal discharge is completely normal. The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. Changes 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 vagina. This is called vaginitis.

Vaginal Discharge

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It is common to wonder whether the color or consistency of vaginal discharge is normal or needs to be checked out. Vaginal discharge can be many colors, and several indicate a healthy body. In this article, we provide a color-coded guide to vaginal discharge. Learn what the colors mean and when to see a doctor.

What do different types of vaginal discharge mean?

Vaginal discharge is fluid that contains a mix of vaginal secretions and cervical mucus. The amount of vaginal discharge produced varies from woman to woman but is often normal and healthy. Pregnancy, changing hormones, or the presence of an infection can also affect the consistency and amount of vaginal discharge. Usually, vaginal discharge starts after a girl gets her first menstrual period and has several functions.
Back to Health A to Z. Vaginal discharge is normal — most women and girls get it. It's a fluid or mucus that keeps the vagina clean and moist, and protects it from infection.