I've got the bleaching on a single pair of purple undies that I bought in a pack of three- all in different shades, but it has only happened to one. These were my crazy thoughts as to why it could be caused- male sperm/semen smells to me a LOT like bleach and girls fertile mucus is very similar in consistency at times...especially when you are pregnant near the time of the birth, the hormones in your mucus make it smell very strongly like males ejaculation- bleach...
I wonder if there is any relation.
But another thing, I used to get very similar bleaching on the underarms of all my dark tops- and my boyfriend, until we started using a crystal stick after showering (which kills the bateria, that causes the BO smell).
So perhaps it is chemicals in the clothing dyes reacting with our sweat(bacteria) as others have said...
I'm not a woman but I have had experience with this sort of thing before with various girlfriends I have had...what you all should remember is that urine is a weak ACID solution. I've actually seen the crotches of women's underwear eaten right though like someone poured battery acid in the cotton portion of the crotch. Since urine is a weak acid solution it will react with surfactants in some types of detergents thus causing a blue stain...simple science here ladies....and don't worry...you're not an alien for peeing acid....it's what you're drinking and eating that changes the acidity in your urine and "bleaches" out the color in your panty crotches.
Another thing to consider is non specific urethritis. I really don't know how this condition developes but the resultant discharge from either the penis OR vagina will leave stains in the underwear when they are washed. Usually a prescription for erithromycin will clear it up.
Hi. I'm sixteen and I've been having this problem for a while now. I would have a light blue patch on my white panty after getting done with the day or waking up in the morning. Before my accident my mom looked it up on yahoo and said that it could just be from the degerent that we were using, and so they changed it, it worked. Suddenly, it came back. They haven't changed the degerent at all. So I thought maybe this is being caused by the dark color of my shorts, so I used a pantyliner only to see that the light blue still appeared on the pantyliner. Just this week I bought new underwear and went to bed with no shorts on, just the new underwear. When I woke up, I saw the blue on my panty. It seems to be harmless, and it is odorless, but just seeing the blue there is very annoying and a bit frightening. I do think being a teenager would be a cause in this, but REALLY, none of my close girl friends do not go through this! Long story summarized, I see something blue on my underwear, don't know what it is, someone help.
I seriously doubt this condition is usually AIDS, and also suspect it isn't generally anything else lethal. I have a male relative who started having blue/green/black spots in underwear as a teen and he was not sexually active at the time it started, plus was tested for AIDS years later (due to having become sexually active) and the result was negative. I've just been hit with it and have been with my husband for over 25 years and have never cheated on him and am pretty confident he's never cheated on me, so I doubt I have AIDS.
I am middle-aged and haven't bought new clothes or underwear lately that would cause some new reaction. My husband did put a heavy blanket on the bed recently, though, and I have started to sweat at night from it. The blue/black stains are in the panty liner and haven't hit every morning, but only some mornings, and as with other people here, never on toilet paper or any other time of day. I have had some pains on and off around the kidney area on both sides in recent weeks (as has someone else who posted about this condition on another site) and had a sonogram this morning and I'll know the results next week. Being that nobody ever sees this on toilet paper, my guess is it could be more sweat related than urine or vaginal fluid related (especially as it's not only females who get it).
I have several theories:
1. It is hormonal, perhaps testosterone related, and this is why people seem to be getting hit either at around the age of puberty or the age of peri-menopause or menopause.
2. It has to do with whatever is in products like Selsun Blue. This male relative of mine was using some dandruff medication before his blue staining in underwear ever began, and I had a fungus that caused white spots on my abdominal area a few months ago and was using Selsun Blue daily on that area for a few weeks recently (though used it last over two weeks now, so if it this, it is a rather delayed reaction, but so is cancer to carcinogens, so this wouldn't be that strange really). Selsun Blue has coal tar, which some research points to being a carcinogen, and perhaps it also can give coal colored stains in underwear. If anyone else posts in this thread and see this theory, please try to remember if you've ever used a dandruff shampoo to treat something, not necessarily just used it on your head (as I never used it on my head).
3. There is some genetic component. I believe I have seen at least one other case online where two people in the same family (blood relatives, not by marriage) have had this condition, which makes me suspect it could also involve a certain gene that can be triggered by something like Selsun Blue. I doubt it's germ related as I've seen the male relative in our family with it many times since he first started getting the stains years ago, and only started getting the stains myself early this week, and I haven't seen that male relative for a couple of months. If it was a germ, I think it would be a faster incubation period.
Hope somebody figures out what the stains are from, whatever the case. Sadly, they never seem to go away completely once they begin, based on the male relative whose had this condition since he was a teen. But then neither of us have had our sweat glands reduced in sweat production, either, as I am guessing will happen once we are in our 70's or so, so maybe then we'll stop seeing the stains completely. One can only hope.
Greeninsh blue vaginal discarge - chinese traditional medicine
I'm from Italy and I found this topic looking for someone who had my same problem with this "colors" discharges, and I didn't find anything in my mother language... Anyway I still don't know the reason, I'm also wondering if it is not caused by my blue jeans, but anyway in my researches I found an explanation in a book written by a Chinese gynecologist that we should take into consideration and I want to share with you.
The book is called "Fu Qing-Zhu's Gynecology", it is available in Google book resources, he spoke about the discharges in chapter 1 (page 6).
He spoke about traditional chinese medicine theory, that I don't know, but I have understood that this syntom (called greenish blue vaginal discharge or "Qing Dai") is caused by a liver overloading (they call it "damp heat of the liver channel"), and he explains that is a way to expel toxins by the body.
The soluton is quite simple, and it is to care about the liver, taking some natural remedy to purify it.
Maybe you can think if your liver has been stressed (by food, by alchol, by nervousism and so on...) and purify it...
I truly believe this is the answer!!!! I have had gallbladder surgery in the last week and just developed the blue stains in my panties as well. Once your gallbladder is removed, your liver has to take over for it, explaining why it might be stressed and overloaded, causing it to expel this strange bluish discharge. I however am also on antibiotics and experiencing a yeast infection because of the antibiotics, but I'm pretty convinced that this is all related. I'm not going to worry to much about it. Hope this helps!
I cannot even tell you guys how relieving it is to hear other people have had the exact same thing. I am 15 years old, and I wear pantyliners. I woke up this morning and there was a BRIGHT stain of deep blue and neon green on my pantyliner, but it also didn't wipe onto the tissue paper.
I don't think I've ever been so frightened, haha. I'm a virgin, so it wouldn't be anything STD related. I haven't changed anything, really. But! Yesterday was my first practice of the season, and instead of showering/changing my pantyliner when I got home I just went straight to bed. My first guess was that the blue was like, mold or mildew from where my sweat soaked in. Ick.
Then I read some of your responses, and it could very well be a liver problem, because I have been pretty dehydrated lately. I don't drink though. And the one about the aliens was pretty weird too, because I had two really strange yet realistic dreams last night. hahaha.
I hope I won't have it for the rest of my life..
My wife has just started having the same problem. It's a light blue discharge, in a pattern as if some clear liquid was spilled on her panties, and turns sky-blue at the edges. It appeared on the bottom bed sheet last night. It also appeared on the sleeve of her suit for some reason. Treating the stain with Spray n Wash got it out. I rubbed it in, it didn't go away until I finished washing the shirt. Wish I knew what's causing it. If I find out I'll post it here.
its a relief to hear that other people are having the same problem i am i have been having the same problem for awhile but it would mainly happen after my cycle I didn't understand why it would appear on my underwear white or light colored but it did at first when it appeared I blamed it on my jeans but i realized one day when the sky blue/ or just blue discharge appeared i hadn't been wearing jeans and it kept appearing other times it wouldn't anyway I haven't ever had sex but I got really confused about and did some research and realized it may be a chemical in balance because there's no odor its usually before or after a cycle but even then it doesn't appear much then either..anyway I'm hoping someone will respond to this with more information if not i just really need advice I'm still freaking out
So for those who have the lighter blue stuff, I can say it's probably not...
--an STD (I don't have one and am a virgin so that rules it out for me)
--from jeans (I use a panty liner and was wearing white pants at the time)
--detergent (again, panty liner!)
It might be...
--exercise/sweat-induced. Like a few people have said before, mine hasn't shown up since last summer, which could indicate that a hot bed made me sweat the night before. Compounded with a recent hard workout that I haven't had in months, this might indicate a sweat-induced phenomenon.
--From the panty liners, though it can't be them by themselves because I wear one every day and only get the blue spots on occasion
Hope this helps bring some light to the situation for some of you! Maybe one of us will get a response sooner or later!
We've had our toilet seat turn blue. In researching that issue, I found that a lot of the women who had this happen were pregnant. I am not pregnant, so upon further research, someone suggested it was due to a Vitamin b12 deficiency. Have no idea if that's true, but it's a theory.