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Discharge...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Okay, I feel kinda wierd asking this question, but I will anyway.

Vaginial Discharge.

What's the "normal" way for it to be? Is it supposed to thick, runny ect.? Should it have a smell or anything?
What's it like for some of the other girls on here?

Thanks for any help.



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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Please do not feel intimidated asking any questions on here, and respect to you for doing so.

    I am sure all the regular posters will offer you their own opinions - this is one from mrs derby and her books!!

    She asked me to mention all of the following as other girls may benefit, so I apologise if I go on a bit <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; and slightly off the subject.
    One of the benefits of this health forum is that not only can it answer individual problems, but can also give wider answers as well.

    Average or 'normal' vaginal discharge has several purposes:

    It cleans and moistens the vagina and helps to prevent and fight infections.

    Although it's normal for the colour, texture, and amount of vaginal fluids to vary throughout a girl's menstrual cycle, some changes in discharge may indicate a problem.

    Without sounding like lecturing, If you think you may have a problem, you should see your doctor.

    Normal vaginal fluids can vary somewhat in texture and colour but usually are:

    sticky and elastic or thick and gooey
    clear or white to off-white.

    Apparently it's important to keep an eye out for changes in vaginal fluids such as:

    Change in odour - especially an unpleasant one.
    Change in colour or texture.
    Vaginal itching or burning.
    Change in colour that is caused by vaginal bleeding or spotting that happens when not during a menstrual period.


    Vaginal infections, such as bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis (yeast infection/thrush), and trichomoniasis are common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge. These infections may be transmitted by having sex.

    Although the symptoms of these infections can be very similar, there are some differences to look for:


    Yeast infections may cause your discharge to become very white and thick, resembling cottage cheese. A yeast infection usually does not cause a strong odour, but it may cause severe itching and burning.


    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) may cause your discharge to be heavier than usual. The fluids may become foamy or frothy and grayish in color. BV often causes vaginal fluids to have an unpleasant, fishy odour.


    Trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted disease, may cause a musty, stale odour. Discharge may become grayish or yellow-green and may become thicker. Trichomoniasis also often causes vaginal itching and pain during urination.

    Despite how embarrassing it may feel, it is important to see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms of abnormal vaginal discharge. This is especially important for girls who have had sex. Many sexually transmitted diseases cause changes in vaginal discharge or cause other infections that affect discharge as well.

    Hope somewhere in this lot I have answered your question!!!

    regards
    mrs derby and me




    [This message has been edited by derby county (edited 23-09-2000).]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i worried about this 4 ages just b 4 puberty as i had it nearly every day, but then when we had r 'sex' talks in school we got given booklets and that put my mind at ease.
    when my periods started the discharge was just b 4 my period, and that went on 4 about 3 years,and id also have times when discharge lasted longer, now i dont realy get it. and 4 some reason when i get it bad i know my periods gonna b a bad 1!
    it may just b a phase ur going through, of mayb it might b someint different like derby and mrs derby said. if u r realy worried go and c the doc,theres probably a simple explination.
    hope it goes ok
    c ya
    love helly
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