Vaginal Discharge

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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.

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