Vaginal discharge: Causes of white, yellow, and clear discharge
Vaginal discharge may change in appearance during the menstrual cycle. Vaginal discharge can be abnormal or normal. In many cases, it does not signify a problem. Normal vaginal discharge is clear, may be thick or thin, and is usually odorless. For instance, discharge may become heavier, thicker, and more noticeable when a woman is ovulating. It may also be white at this time.
Did you know? You may be more prone to getting an STI during your luteal phase the second part of your cycle, after ovulation , when your immune system may not be as strong This happens as your body creates an environment that makes getting pregnant most possible, in which an egg can be fertilized and implant in your uterus, without your immune system getting in the way. Article was originally published on Aug. Bacterial vaginosis: a public health review.
What is it? Vaginal discharge is fluid—usually white or clear—that comes out of the vagina. Increased vaginal discharge can be caused by normal menstrual cycle changes, vaginal infection, or cancer rare.