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Clotted blood and a white discharge during menstruation

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Hey, um I'm kind of concerned because when I go to the bathroom to change (I'm on my period), I see a white sticky discharge hanging down when I pee. Um and I also have little clots (not a lot of them.. about 6 - 8 of them). Oh by the way I'm 20, and a virgin. And my periods are regular every month.

I wanted to know of all that is normal; the clots and the sticky discharge during my period. I'll appreciate it if I can get immediate answers to this. Thanks!

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replied October 20th, 2009
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A7546
The clots you reported during your period are quite normal. It is the blood that should be expelled during the menstrual period that has already gone under the process of clotting.

On the other hand, the white discharge might be either harmless or a sign of genital infection. The latter is less probable because you did not mention other symptoms of infection like: itching or burning sensation all the time or when urinating (sign of urinary tract infection often present at same time with bacterial vaginosis).

You might want to wait for your menstrual period to end. If the sticky discharge is still present, then you might want to visit a gynecologist to examine the discharge.

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