The vagina contains normally occurring bacteria known as normal floral which creates an acidic environment and produces fluid as part of its self-cleaning process, these fluids then leave the body as normal discharge.
A normal discharge is clear, cloudy white or a light yellowish color, it may appear heavier toward the middle of the menstrual cycle.
- Pain during or immediately after sexual intercourse
- Vaginal pain or painful rash
- Any sores or blisters in the vaginal area
- Greenish, yellowish, thick or cheesy vaginal discharge
- Strong vaginal odor
- Redness, itching, burning or irritation of your vagina or the area of skin that surrounds the vagina and urethra (vulva)
- Severe abdominal pain or steady pain lasting more than 2 hours
- Any visible signs of infection around the vagina or labia
- Intermittent, mild, lower abdominal pain
- Bleeding or spotting unrelated to your period
- Feeling weak, fatigued, or under the weather
- Yellow or green vaginal discharge