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Discharge: What's the right color?

 

 

Ah, the age old question about discharge. Let’s get into all—OK, OK, some—of the colors of the rainbow.

 

Normal discharge is clear, white or off-white in color. The texture can vary from thin and sticky and elastic to thick or gooey.

 

If this isn’t what your discharge looks or feels like, take note! The change could be an important sign of an imbalance in your bod. Signs you should go to a doc? Discharge that’s grayish or greenish in color, discharge that’s foamy or clumpy like cottage cheese, discharge that smells bad, burning, swelling or redness. Yellow discharge could be a sign of infection, so get yourself to a doc to be checked out.

 

Number-one rule of discharge diagnosis? If you’re in doubt, get checked out! A quick phone call to your doctor could help you figure out if there is a problem, so don’t delay.
 
 

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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