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?
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.