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One of the many things people are too embarrassed to discuss is the type of vaginal discharge they’re experiencing. It can be really worrying to experience a change in color and not understand what caused it. If you want to understand when you should worry, or what could be causing the change in color in your vaginal discharge, watch the video below.
For each color, you’ll find out what is causing the vaginal discharge as well as what you should do about it.
Yellow/green vaginal discharge
An indication that you could be suffering from a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Find out more about what causes this STI in the video above.
Red/pink vaginal discharge
Around the time of your period, it could be normal. Otherwise, it could be an indication of spotting and could be a sign that you need to visit a doctor to make sure your cycle is normal, especially if you’re entering menopause.
White or creamy vaginal discharge
If your discharge is a bit too creamy and looks like cottage cheese, it could be an indication that you have a yeast infection or thrush. However, if it is not associated with a bad scent, it could be normal.
Grey vaginal discharge
If you’re experiencing a grey vaginal discharge, it could mean that you’re suffering from bacterial vaginosis. It is also characterized by a fishy smell. To find out more about how that affects you and what to do about it, check the video above.
Clear vaginal discharge
This type of vaginal discharge is actually the most common and is a normal type of discharge you should be experiencing. It also comes with either no smell, an odor, or an acidic smell depending on each person. It can also change in consistency depending on the time of your cycle, so do not be afraid if you find it thickening, slimier, or increasing as long as it is still clear.
Further reading: 7 Signs of Ovulation