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Vaginal discharge

Vaginal discharge is normal. But it might be a sign of a problem like an infection if it looks, feels or smells different to usual.

Vaginal discharge is usually clear and does not have a strong smell. You might have an infection if your usual discharge changes appearance or smell.

Common causes of unusual vaginal discharge include bacterial vaginosis, thrush and sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia.

Read more on the NHS website.

Vaginal discharge is usually clear and does not have a strong smell. You might have an infection if your usual discharge changes appearance or smell.

Check if your vaginal discharge is normal

Vaginal discharge is not usually anything to worry about if it:

You can get vaginal discharge at any age.

The amount of discharge varies. You usually get heavier discharge during pregnancy, if you're sexually active or if you're using birth control. It's often slippery and wet for a few days between your periods (when you ovulate).

Read more on the NHS website.

Common causes of unusual vaginal discharge include bacterial vaginosis, thrush and sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia.

Read more on the NHS website.