I often get white discharge sometimes sticky, in my underwear, why is this?
Our vaginas and what comes out of them baring (babies) are somewhat of a Taboo! There are varying types and colours of discharge – so lets jump straight into it!
This type of discharge is often clear and stretchy discharge (like egg whites) is pretty normal – so relax. It is normally a sign that your body is producing more hormones than normal due to ovulation.
White discharge can also be thick, again this can be an indication that your cycle is about to start and near the end of your cycle. However, if this white discharge come with itchiness, dryness or soreness it could be indication of a medical condition such as thrush. In this case, it is important to seek medical advice from your GP and/or Pharmacist.
This colour can appear at different times in your cycle. If it occurs at the start of your period it can either be a sign that you are ovulating or that you are about to start your monthly cycle. Whilst near the end of your cycle, brown discharge is normally older blood leaving your body as you finish your period.
Yellow and Green
If you are experiencing this type of discharge it is important you see your doctor as these colours are indications of an infection.
Additionally, of any of these discharges regardless of colour have a dour or are occupied by itching or other uncomfortable symptoms we encourage you to seek further medical advice as well as talk to someone you trust.
To manage discharge when you are not on your period, panty liners are a good option to keep your underwear free of discharge.
Overall, vaginal discharge is normal and a great indication of your body working just fine.
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Find out what the NHS says about discharge here.
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