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Hi, I have a vaginal discharge that I have throughout every day and thick and gets worse just before my period too. It's not smelly but sticky and ruins my underwear. My mum tells me its normal but none of my friends that i know of have got it and its very embarrassing. Even if it is normal, what could i do to stop it from ruining my underwear or sticking to me. If, its not normal, do I go and see my GP about this? thank you.

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replied December 19th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A29588
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Every woman is different and hence the symptoms experienced during menstrual cycle can be different based on the hormonal changes and the body’s response. Increase in vaginal discharge, or changes in vaginal discharge could be due to hormonal changes, infections, chemical reaction, pH changes of vaginal secretion, etc. If you have noted recent changes like change in color, appearance, amount, smell of the discharge, you should consider visiting your doctor further evaluation and assistance. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Make sure that your undergarments are rinsed well and do not contain any traces of detergent.
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