IT'S something all women get, but we hardly ever talk about it. Knowing how much discharge is normal, what colour it should be and what it should smell like can actually help you spot some serious health problems, including STIs. Discharge is essentially a form of mucus that is produced from the cervix, the opening of the womb. It is a completely normal part of female life and is the vagina's way of keeping itself clean and healthy. Natika Halil, chief executive of sexual health charity FPA, said as a result there is no need to use cleaning products, soaps and shampoos between your legs.
What the Color of Your Vaginal Discharge Means, According to Gynos
The 9 Types of Vaginal Discharge — Vaginal Discharge Explainer
Vaginal discharge is a common occurrence in most women. Most of the time it is of no significance but if it is persistent or causes discomfort it needs further investigation and treatment. Common causes of abnormal discharge are given below. This refers to the changes in your discharge associated with your normal monthly period menstrual cycle.