Get a detailed understanding about vaginal discharge, its normal amount, implications of excessive discharge, identifying unhealthy discharge, and more through this informative article.
What is considered too much discharge?
A normal amount of vaginal discharge in a 24-hour period ranges from 1-4 milliliters. This is just under a teaspoon at the most. You may notice more discharge before or during ovulation. Otherwise, consistently seeing a lot more discharge is considered excessive and you should investigate it further.
Is it OK to have a lot of discharge everyday?
In women who are premenopausal, it is normal to have approximately one-half to one teaspoon (2 to 5 mL) of white or clear, thick, mucus-like, and mostly odorless vaginal discharge every day. However, the amount and consistency of the discharge varies from one woman to another.
Can too much discharge be bad?
If your vaginal discharge increases, changes color or odor, or is suddenly itchy or irritated, see your doctor. You may have a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomoniasis. Your doctor will need to examine you to make a diagnosis. The exam will include questions about your symptoms.
How do you know if your discharge is unhealthy?
Color: Vaginal discharge is healthy if it’s clear, milky white or off-white. Dark yellow, brown, green or grey discharge may indicate an infection or other issue. Smell: Vaginal discharge may have an odor, but it shouldn’t be strong and shouldn’t be unpleasant.
Why does my discharge feel like I’ve wet myself?
Watery vaginal discharge is typically normal and can be due to natural hormonal fluctuations that occur during reproductive processes in a woman’s body, like ovulation and pregnancy, or during sexual arousal or menopause.