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White discharge

White Stuff in My Vagina

Am I infected?

Is my discharge normal?

Is thick, white discharge everyday ok?

Question: There is white stuff in my vagina and when I scratch it out it is not liquid but sticky what is it and am I infected?

Dr. Farah Kroman: That’s a very good question and one that I can’t really answer accurately. Basically, It should have a bit of a smell but should not smell bad. Every woman smells differently so really it depends on you. If your vagina smells fishy, yeasty (think vegemite or beer) or like old blood, this is abnormal and should be seen to by your doctor. In terms of making it smell ‘nice’, the worst thing you can do is use perfumes, deodorant or vaginal douches (rinses). They make you prone to infection which will make you smell bad, and make you sore, itchy and uncomfortable. So long as you have good hygiene, wash every day and change your pad or tampon regularly during your period, there is nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, a girl’s worst enemy is other girls, especially in high school. Try and lead by example and say only nice things about other people

Question: Hello.. I don't have my period yet but I have had discharge for a year now. I have noticed that some of the clear discharge kind of stays in my vagina and some white substance is on the sides of the clitoris and every day I have to wipe it off. This is really weird.. I was just wondering is this normal??

Dr. Farah Kroman: Discharge usually occurs 6 months to a year before you get your first period, so if you have had discharge for over a year and you are concerned that you haven’t had your period, than perhaps you should see your doctor. Discharge is normal and is there to keep you healthy. It prevents infection, lubricates and makes it easy for sperm to reach your uterus when you are trying to have a baby. It can vary in colour from clear to white and can go from thin and watery to thick and gooey. It should have a bit of a smell but should not smell bad. If you have itching or stinging or your discharge is grey, green, frothy, smelly or thick, white and cheesy, see your doctor. If you normally have a lot of discharge, a breathable liner is a good way to help you feel clean, fresh and dry.

Question: Hi, Is it normal for a girl to have thick white discharge every day?

Dr. Farah Kroman: White discharge is natural, it moves germs out of your body. However, if it becomes unusually smelly, itchy, lumpy or greenish see your Dr. You may like to consider wearing a breathable liner and change a few times a day to help you feel fresh.