By Bonnie Schiedel Nov 28, Photo: iStock. Some women might notice extra saliva, a runny nose and, yes, more vaginal discharge.
Finding brown discharge on your underwear or when you wipe can be disconcerting. But the good news is that brown discharge is simply old blood. Fresh blood has a bright red color.
You may see pink vaginal discharge as part of your period or at other times throughout your menstrual cycle. Blood may mix with clear cervical fluid on its way out of the uterus, turning it pink. This color may also be a sign of a number of different conditions, like a hormonal imbalance or infection.
The word alone is enough to make people squirm. Some women describe it as a sort of fishy smell," she says. Vaginal infections are often accompanied by other symptoms like itching or burning.
Back to Health A to Z. Vaginal discharge is normal — most women and girls get it. It's a fluid or mucus that keeps the vagina clean and moist, and protects it from infection.
Changes in your vaginal discharge during early pregnancy are the result of the normal hormonal pattern and progress of pregnancy. Abnormal changes can be signs of vaginal, cervical, or uterine infections or an abnormal pregnancy. Look for additional symptoms and signs, as well, that are noticeable early signs of pregnancy. Find out more about leukorrhea in early pregnancy.
Women's Health. Vaginal discharge can vary in colour and texture throughout the menstrual cycle. If you see green discharge in your underwear it may immediately set off alarm bells.
Do you know the difference between normal vaginal discharge and abnormal vaginal discharge? Having vaginal discharge is a natural part of being a woman, but sometimes changes in it can signal a problem. The basic function of your vagina is to provide a route from the outside of your vagina to your uterus and the rest of your internal reproductive system. The natural, acidic, pH of your vagina acts to prevent infections and is caused by natural, good, bacteria present in your vagina.