Vaginal discharge is a clear, white, or off-white fluid that comes out of the vagina. Vaginal discharge is completely natural, and this fluid helps keep the vagina clean and infection-free. It is good to understand that, the amount, color, and texture of vaginal discharge all depend on the age group. Some people produce more discharge than others, while others notice very little discharge, which is not a problem because people are different. There are three types of discharge that you should know about as a lady;
Types of vaginal discharge
1. Clear or white discharge
when your discharge is this color is considered healthy. But in case it is white but causes itches you may want to check yourself for any infection. The white-colored red discharge does not have a strong odor and it mostly appears before and after menstruation.
2. Brown or red discharge
for this form of discharge, mostly occurs during your period, or slightly after your period with some blood stains on it. For some people, it is a sign of a miscarriage too. Equally, if the brown or red discharge is very occurrent you might want to see a doctor because you could be infected.
3. Yellow, grey, or green discharge
This is the worst of them all because most times these colors are signs of Sexually Transmittable Infections (STIs). When you realize your discharge has these colors it is advisable to rush for a checkup as fat and early as possible.
Note that, when your discharge smells a lot and gives a burning sensation, it is important to go check yourself up.
What causes abnormal discharge changes;
- STIs (Gonorrhea and chlamydia)
- Yeast infection in the vagina
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Human papillomavirus or cervical cancer
As was said, vaginal discharge is normal but to keep yourself and avoid infections, make sure you wash down there correctly and also avoid using harsh products on your vagina.