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A 19-year-old female asked:

Are there different types of vaginal mucus discharge? if so, what do they mean? is this a sign of pregnancy? never had vag. anal, or oral sex

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Normal: The vagina is lined with glands that make mucous. The mucous changes based on your hormone levels, where you are at in your cycle and any environmental exposures. Normal to have discharge every day. Mucous thinner during mid cycle and thicker at beginning and end.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Vaginal secretions : Occur normally but mucus changes can signal different things. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear ; like uncooked egg whites), clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.; pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
or thick & white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have a discharge which causes redness, itching, burning, swelling or foul odor – please have it checked.
Dec 7, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
And if it's correct that you've never had sexual intercourse, pregnancy is not possible.
Dec 8, 2013

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