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Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal Discharge Overview

Vaginal discharge is a fluid or semisolid substance that flows out of the vaginal opening. Most women have vaginal discharge to some extent, and a small amount of vaginal discharge is a reflection of the body's normal cleansing process. The amount and type of vaginal discharge also varies among women and with the woman's menstrual cycle. A change in vaginal discharge (such as an abnormal odor or color), or the presence of vaginal discharge associated with irritation or other uncomfortable symptoms, can signal that an infection is present.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/23/2014

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