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A 18-year-old female asked:

i get a lot of clear thick discharge whenever i'm not on my period is this normal for an 18 year old?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Infection & hormones: Some vaginal discharge can be normal. As you go through the month your hormones cause changes in the discharge. In some cases though discharge can be a sign of infection. Causes include yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and stds. There are simple tests that can be done in the office to determine if this is normal or not.
Dr. Armando Russo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: The mucous becomes thicker as you approach the time of your period because of the hormone Progesterone which is made by the remnants of the follicle that ruptured during ovulation (corpus luteum).

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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