Q: Is it normal to have vaginal discharge?

A: It is absolutely normal to have some vaginal discharge at the time you ovulate. Glands inside your vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid, and this fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. It's is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad. The color and thickness of the discharge could change with your monthly cycle. The discharge may be thicker (and stretchy, called "spinnbarkeit") when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when you breastfeed, or when you're sexually excited. Here you can find the possible signs of an abnormal discharge.

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