11 Important Things Your Vaginal Discharge Can Reveal About Your Health

You have an infection

Many females are trained from puberty to recognize the hallmark signs of a yeast infection: Burning Itching, and that telltale cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge. More, yeast isn’t the only type of bad bug that can take up residence in your lady parts, Dr. Scott says. The bacterial vaginosis is a super common bacterial infection characterized by vaginal discharge that is white-gray in color and has a fishy odor. In case you have any of the above symptoms or notice itching, swelling, pain, or just a marked change in your genitals, make an appointment stat to get checked for infections, she adds.

You have an STD

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are two sexually transmitted diseases that are reaching epidemic proportions these days, may cause your vaginal discharge to change in color, amount, or smell. What is unfortunate, very often than not these two are asymptomatic, meaning that you won’t know you have them until they show up on a test. (One more reason to stay on top of your yearly check-ups.) There is one STD however, that makes a major mark in your undies: Trichomoniasis is characterized by yellow-green discharge, according to Dr. Scott. For the record, “frothy” is never a word you want associated with your genitals.

You’re turned on

The most noticeable side effects of good foreplay is an increase in wetness in your vagina. The vaginal fluids act as a sexual lubricant, Dr. Scott says, so as a woman becomes aroused she may notice an increase in thin, clear liquid. It is truly nothing to worry about and, because it can increase comfort and pleasure, may be the one type of vaginal discharge to really get excited about! Here you have the 31 natural libido boosters to help you have better sex.

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