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Is excessive discharge normal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends: Normal vaginal discharge is called leukorrhea. It is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. ^ is seen w ovulation ; pregnancy. It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have an odor which causes redness, itching, burning, swelling or foul odor – please have it evaluated.

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I'm having a discharge...Is this normal?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: Having a vaginal discharge is not normal but it is common. Malodorous or bloody discharges should be evaluated by a doctor. You may try an over-the-counter douche for a week to see if it solves your problem?

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