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Vaginal Discharge

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about vaginal discharge?

Vaginal discharge is normal. It is usually clear or white and odorless. Vaginal discharge is your body's way of cleaning your vagina so it is healthy. Irritation, itching, burning, or a change in the amount, smell, or color may indicate a problem.

What causes changes in vaginal discharge?

How can I help keep my vagina healthy?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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