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Added August 01, 2013

Female Discharge: What Is That Stuff?

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Do you ever feel a bit of dampness in your underwear and think it's your period, only to find a white or yellowish spot on your underwear? This is vaginal discharge and it's totally normal.

 

You see, your body produces this female discharge to cleanse and moisten your vagina. And it's a good thing it does, because if the vaginal lining stayed dry, you would be susceptible to vaginal infections!

 

Female DischargeNormal Female Discharge
Normal discharge is clear, smooth, or creamy and has a very slight smell that can be described as sweet or soapy. Sometimes if it gets in your underwear and gets exposed to air it may turn a little crusty, but this is normal too. The only thing you should look out for is discharge that is itchy, irritating, discolored, or smelly, because this might be a sign of infection and a reason to see your doctor.

 

Female DischargeWhen Female Discharge Happens
You'll probably produce more discharge in the middle of your menstrual cycle a couple weeks after your period. This is when you're ovulating (your ovary is releasing an egg). If you're sexually active, you'll probably notice that when you're excited your body produces more discharge. This is your body's way of lubricating your vagina for intercourse.

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Stuffty
Stuffty
Posted April 07, 2014
Ok so all you girls nervous to tell your mom about discharge this is how I am going to just today: you know your packet u get cut out just the large word discharge then take a quarter and glue the word on then put it where ONLY your mom will find she'll understand and get you panty liners
Stuffty
Stuffty
Posted April 07, 2014
I've had mine for about a year and today I was crying in the hall I had such bad cramps it is seeming to get heavyer every day and my thighs are hurting so bad when will it come?
soccerbae
soccerbae
Posted April 06, 2014
I think it helps if you tear off a little piece of toilet paper and put it there every time you go to the bathroom. It collects all of it and you don't feel a thing??
SportsLover546
SportsLover546
Posted April 07, 2014
I had yellow discharge before I started and I thought I had peed myself!
Stuffty
Stuffty
Posted April 07, 2014
I have discharge daily and pretty heavy
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted March 09, 2014
I have had discharge for about 3-4 months now I have developed breasts and I have some pubic hair. Am I going to have my period soon. Please help. My mom hers at 14-15.
Omg its hard to find a name
Omg its hard to find a name
Posted February 22, 2014
Man these comments are old!??
SoftballGirl10
SoftballGirl10
Posted November 28, 2013
I had discharge for a couple months before I got my period. It is completely normal. I use pantiliners for discharge because mine is pretty heavy. If yours is light, you don't really need to use one because it comes off in the washing machine.
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted March 09, 2014
I have had discharge for about 3-4 months, I have developed breasts, and I have some pubic hair. Am I going to have my period soon. My mom had hers at 14-15. Please help!!!
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted March 09, 2014
I have had discharge for 3-4 months, I have developed breasts, I have some pubic hair too. I am also 11, my mom had hers at 14. Am I going to get my period soon???? Please respond back!!!!!
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