Vaginal discharge

The following are some facts you should know about vaginal discharge: 

  • Most women have a whitish or clear vaginal discharge during their cycle, which is normal.
  • If this discharge changes, you might have an infection.
  • Check for an odour, yellowish or grey colour, thickened appearance, itching or pain, as these might be signs of infection.
  • Not all infections are sexually transmitted, some are caused by changes to the healthy bacteria normally present in your vagina.
  • If you have these symptoms, you should see a doctor to find the cause and can have it treated.

More information

  • Click here to download our full brochure on vaginal discharge
  • Click here to access our fact sheets on reproductive and sexual health