i find white stuff in my underwear

dear heather,
Every time I wear a thong, or even regular underwear, I get white stuff on them and I don’t know what it is. Is there something wrong with me? Is there any way I can get it to stop? And what is it?

Every woman has some vaginal discharge every day. This is completely normal and does not need to be treated. In fact, vaginal fluid is one of the ways the vagina keeps itself lubricated and healthy.According to Dr. Karen Rosewater, the amount of vaginal discharge in a healthy person may vary based on where she is in the hormonal cycle–it’s usually greatest at mid-cycle.

There can be some instances in which the discharge is abnormal, though. Dr. Rosewater says that when it is different from your regular vaginal fluid–for example, when the discharge is accompanied by pain in the vagina or pelvic region; when it has a foul odor; when you also experience itching around the vagina; or when the discharge is discolored or lumpy in appearance like cottage cheese–there may be some sort of vaginal infection at play and a physician should be consulted. He or she will be able to prescribe a course of treatment.

Even if you don’t have any of these symptoms and you still find the amount of vaginal fluid bothersome or very extreme, it is reasonable to check with a physician to see if something is wrong. Put this on your list of things to ask the next time you have a gynecological exam.

take care,
heather


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  • Selena

    I’m 12 and I’m getting the white stuff to but I haven’t even started my period does it mean I’m close to it or..

  • fiona

    Hey I’m16 and I get white stuff in my underwear and it itichy and I really want it to stop and I didn’t tell m y mum and I don’twant to go to the doctor can you please help me get rid of it? 🙂

  • Bsbzbnzb

    Hey gurl if you still have this issue drink lots of water I’ve had it for over 2 years and this week I’ve been trying to drink a lot of water and no white pasty stuff!