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Why do women get discharge from the vagina? Its white and I get a lot before my period.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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 incluse yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and stds. There are simple tests that can be done in the office to determine if this is normal or not.

In brief: 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 incluse 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. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hormonal
Most of the time a woman will see a difference in her vaginal discharge during the month that is related to her hormonal changes.
For instance, at ovulation-at midcycle-a woman will have a clear stretchy mucous discharge. This mucous helps a woman conceive. Some discharges are related to infection. The best way to know for sure is to see your physician when the discharge is present.

In brief: Hormonal
Most of the time a woman will see a difference in her vaginal discharge during the month that is related to her hormonal changes.
For instance, at ovulation-at midcycle-a woman will have a clear stretchy mucous discharge. This mucous helps a woman conceive. Some discharges are related to infection. The best way to know for sure is to see your physician when the discharge is present.
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hormones
Some mild white vaginal discharge is normal, and is likely do to the body responding to hormones.
If the discharge becomes excessive, foul-smelling, cottage cheese-like, or associated with itching or discomfort, you might consider bringing it up with your doctor.

In brief: Hormones
Some mild white vaginal discharge is normal, and is likely do to the body responding to hormones.
If the discharge becomes excessive, foul-smelling, cottage cheese-like, or associated with itching or discomfort, you might consider bringing it up with your doctor.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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