Most of the time, vaginal discharge is perfectly normal. The amount can vary, as can odor and color (which can range from clear to a milky white-ish), depending on the time in your menstrual cycle. For example, there will be more discharge when you're ovulating, breastfeeding, or sexually aroused.
Similarly, is thick white discharge normal?
White: Thick, white discharge is common at the beginning and end of your cycle. Normal white discharge is not accompanied by itching. If itching is present, thick white discharge can indicate a yeast infection. Clear and stretchy: This is "fertile" mucous and means you are ovulating.
Is white discharge a sign of early pregnancy?
Thick or milky white vaginal discharge in early pregnancy, usually around the time of a missed menstrual period, is often among the first typical early pregnancy symptoms. Women commonly notice an increase in vaginal discharge, especially if an early pregnancy is likely.
What does it mean if you have chunky white discharge?
There are some other vaginal infections that may also cause abnormal discharge. One that comes to mind known to cause a thick, white, chunky discharge (like a cottage cheese) is yeast infection. Other symptoms of a yeast infection are intense itching, swelling and pain around and outside of the vagina, or both.
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