Vaginal Discharge


4.8 out of 5
reviewed by Trustpilot

The vagina naturally produces mucus that keeps it moist, and protects it from infection. Normal vaginal discharge is usually white or clear, and doesn’t have a strong odour. In women of reproductive age, vaginal discharge may change throughout the month, becoming thinner and clearer around the time of ovulation (mid-cycle) , and thicker towards the second half of the month, as the next period draws closer.  However, if there is a sudden or unexpected change in the colour, appearance, amount or smell of discharge, it may be a sign of an underlying issue, such as infection- so it is very important to see your doctor if this happens.

Mycoplasma Genitalium- a common STI that people don’t know about

Mycoplasma Genitalium- a common STI that many people don't know about what is it? symptoms diagnosis treatment What is Mycoplasma Genitalium? Most people have heard of STIs such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Genital Herpes, but there is much less awareness about Mycoplasma Genitalium. However, we now know it’s [...]

How do you get thrush and how is it treated?

Thrush- what causes it and how is it treated? what is thrush? causes symptoms treatment What is thrush? Thrush is caused by a yeast known as “candida albicans”, which lives naturally in parts of the body including the vagina and bowels. Although candida usually causes no problems, sometimes [...]

Abnormal vaginal discharge- 7 infections that can cause it

7 causes of vaginal infection & abnormal vaginal discharge Thrush Bacterial Vaginosis Chlamydia and other STI's What causes vaginal discharge - what’s normal and what’s not? Vaginal discharge is a natural fluid or mucus that keeps the vagina moist and protects it from infection. It tends to be white [...]

Bacterial Vaginosis- a common cause of vaginal discharge

What is bacterial vaginosis? A normal, healthy vagina is home to a variety of different bacteria. However, in Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) the balance is disturbed, and an overgrowth of some of these bacteria occurs. It is not entirely clear why this happens. The most common symptom is a vaginal discharge which is often white-grey [...]