Every woman has some vaginal discharge which keeps the vagina healthy, and here are some basic facts regarding the color:
- Most should be clear or almost clear, and gets to be like egg white when you ovulate, and can even be heavier at midcycle. Your underwear may not be a good sign of what ‘color’ the discharge is as discharge color can change when exposed to air.
- No one should need a pad for ‘normal’ or ‘healthy’ discharge, and chronic pad use means visit the gyno, and they can determine the color of the discharge actually in your vagina.
- White discharge can be totally normal, and it can even be describe as ranges from white and sticky to clear and slippery.
- White chunky, or cottage cheese like discharge could be due to yeast in the vaginal canal.
- Birth control can change the type of discharge you have.
- Thin white or grey discharge can be a sign of BV, or bacterial imbalance.
- Discharge shouldn’t cause odor or itching or urinary symptoms.
- Discharge shouldn’t cause bumps or problems with shaving, or actual redness or irritation to your skin.
- Green, yellow, or heavy white discharge could be a sign of more serious bacterial STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichamonas.