11 Important Things Your Vaginal Discharge Can Reveal About Your Health

You eat a healthy diet and work out

What can make your breath smell can make your vaginal discharge smell, Dr. Scott noted and this includes good-for-your-body-but-bad-for-your-breath staples like garlic, onions, hot peppers, and asparagus. Moreover, a good workout will make you smell like sweat everywhere, (especially) in your crotch area. None of these smells are anything to worry about, she says.

You’re dehydrated

Dehydration can cause your urine to turn a darker yellow, so can make your vaginal discharge take on a yellowish tinge, Dr. Scott notes. She says that sometimes urine will mix with discharge, on toilet paper or in your underwear—which will also give the discharge a yellow color. DIntake more water and you’ll be fine.

You have a rare cancer

Many of the cancers, even those of the female reproductive system, do not have any effect on vaginal secretions, Dr. Scott adds. But, there exists one rare form of fallopian tube cancer that is characterized by a large increase in watery discharge. It is actually very unlikely that you have this type of cancer but any time you notice a marked change in the amount or type of your vaginal discharge it’s time to call your doctor, she stated.

You’re in menopause

This state  can make you feel like you’re possessed by hormonally belligerent aliens, they don’t call it the big change for nothing! So, one of the things that will change is your vaginal discharge, Dr. Scott says. It will become drier, lessen in amount and may make you more susceptible to infection,”she explained. That was just one more part of womanhood no one warns you about! Be aware of these risk factors for early menopause.

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