Normal Vaginal Discharge
A vaginal discharge is common for most women. Discharge may be more noticeable during the middle of the menstrual cycle (Reference ovulation Opens New Window). Some women even find it necessary to wear a pad or panty liner because of the amount of discharge.
Normal vaginal discharge:
- Does not smell bad.
- Is not accompanied by pain, itching, burning, or redness.
- Varies with age, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and use of birth control pills.
A change in your normal vaginal discharge may be a symptom of a vaginal infection.
Teenage girls may have a large amount of a watery discharge caused by high hormone levels during the teen years or by taking birth control pills.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 6, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine