I don’t know about you, but I feel like my vagina rules my life sometimes. If it’s my time of the month, I’m curled up with a heating pad because my cramps are killer. If I have an uncomfortable itch down there, it ruins my day, as it’s the only thing I can focus on. If I go to the bathroom and notice my vaginal discharge looks or smells a little funky, I get nervous thinking something is not normal. If you’re anything like me and you see or smell something different down there, you automatically think something is wrong, you freak out, and you frantically Google your symptoms before making a gyno appointment.
But before you jump to conclusions and assume you have an STD or a yeast infection because your discharge seems off, you have to take a few things into account. For starters, everyone has vaginal discharge. Discharge serves an important function as its fluid carries away dead cells and bacteria to keep the vagina clean and free of infections. If the color or consistency of your discharge seems off, consider what time of the month it is, what kind of underwear you’re wearing, and if you’ve been using protection during sex. Okay, but… how do you know what normal vaginal discharge is? Take this quiz to put you at ease and find out how normal your discharge down there is. But even if you feel like something is off, going to the doctor is always your best option!
Is your vaginal discharge normal? Are you surprised with your results? Tell us in the comments below!
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