Have you ever noticed that your vaginal discharge changes throughout the month? Sometimes your discharge may range from thin egg white texture to very thick and sticky. This change in your vaginal discharge is normal During your monthly cycle your discharge will fluctuate. Some people even monitor their cervical mucus to predict ovulation. If you're ever wondering what your cervical discharge looks like throughout your cycle, http://beautifulcervix.com/ has great photos that follow a women’s discharge throughout her whole cycle. Familiarizing yourself with normal discharge can help you to recognize when your vaginal discharge is abnormal.
Abnormal discharge can be caused by a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis or sexually transmitted diseases. If you notice yellow or green discharge, vaginal odor, vaginal itching, vaginal or pelvic pain these are signs that you should come into the office for a physical exam and treatment if indicated.
Yours in Health,
Sarah Halfmann, FNP