What is a vaginal discharge?

Many things. Vaginal discharge can be many things. Sometimes yeast can cause this, or BV (bacterial overgrowth). Many sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc) can also cause this. For discharge that lasts more than a few days, especially if it burns, itches, or hurts, see your doctor.

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What is fleshy vaginal discharge mean?

Uncertain what you. mean by "fleshy". Maybe tissue from lining of uterus being shed. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment. Read more...
Fleshy or fishy? Did you mean to write fishy? Or maybe misunderstood your doctor when s/he said fishy? A fishy odor to vaginal fluid is often a sign of infection, especially bacterial vaginosis and sometimes trichomonas. See your doctor if this is the problem and hasn't been evaluated or treated. Read more...

What happens to vaginal discharge before your period?

Depends. Some people will get an increase in mucous discharge with ovulation. In some patients the hormonal changes can increase risk of yeast infections. Read more...

What determines whether vaginal discharge (mucus?) is clear or yellow?

Why? . I am not sure why this is important to you. Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your pa. Read more...