It’s good to check your vaginal discharges regularly. If you know what your vaginal discharges look and smell like when you’re healthy, it’ll be easier for you to notice if something is wrong.
A vaginal discharge is not normal when it:
- Itches or is uncomfortable
- Smells bad or very different
- Changes colour
It’s also not normal to have:
- Bleeding between periods or after sex
- Uncomfortable or painful sex
- Lower belly pain
If your vaginal discharges are not normal, you might have some kind of infection. The most common vaginal infections are:
If it’s possible that you have an STI, it’s a good idea to get an STI test.
Even if you don’t have an infection, it’s best to find out why your vaginal discharge has changed. Make an appointment with us — we can help you work out what is going on, and how to help you if something is wrong.