How much discharge is normal?

How much discharge is normal?

cgartman1989 cgartman1989
I want to know how much discharge is normal. I would like some wome to share thier experiences. Sometimes I have none all day and other days I will have to change my panties halfway through th day. Is there anyway to reduce it without using a tampon?
04/07/2013
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Mwar Mwar
I preface this with saying that if you have any health concerns you should see a doc.

Everyone's different. Some people have little discharge and some people have so much they're wearing pantyliners just to keep their undies from getting soaked. Personally, I fall on the latter end. I produce lots of discharge, but it's normal for me.

It's just best to look for changes from your normal. Medications, diet, hydration levels, stress and hormone levels are all things that can change your discharge levels. So long as you're not getting odd colors or smells people are generally fine. But it never hurts to get a check up.

Also: don't use tampons for discharge. It can increase your risk of infections.
04/07/2013
Lioncub Lioncub
Mine varies day to day I use a panty liner everyday. Easy to change when there's a lot and no worries about having to change your underwear.
04/07/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I preface this with saying that if you have any health concerns you should see a doc.

Everyone's different. Some people have little discharge and some people have so much they're wearing pantyliners just to keep their undies from ...
Totally this! I've had a LOT of discharge since I was young, to the point where on the 'bad' days I'll keep a wad of toilet paper in my panties to catch it.

If you have more than usual, see a doctor. I've also read that eating less sugar may help, as it's a way for your body to get rid of excess sugar, but I haven't seen a correlation personally.
04/07/2013
anonymous1298304 anonymous1298304
If you have checked with a doctor and confirmed it's not a health issue...
then though it would then be nothing to worry about, and is common, but can be annoying nonetheless. panty liners are definitely a good option. It's also important to wear cotton underwear because of the moisture. Definitely don't use a tampon for it.

If you know it's not any type of infection, then I assume you are referring to cervical fluid? which changes in amount, color, and consistency depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle.

If some of the moisture is from sweating, then cotton panties will help. Nylon is awful for this. think "let it breathe". Also try feminine powder. I usually hate the idea of "feminine hygiene" products, but powders do help with perspiration. just make sure you aren't sensitive to any of the ingredients.

the only other thing i can think of, is i wonder IF birth control pills would lessen it if it's really something that bothers you. When i took birth control pills both my cervical fluid as well as sexual lubrication diminished. (the latter being very inconvenient)
04/07/2013
cgartman1989 cgartman1989
i thank all of you for your post. i know that it is not a health problem because i get checked regularly, it is good to know that i am not alone.
04/08/2013
Munko Munko
Discharge varies with your cycle too. There are certain points in your cycle where you will seem to dry right up, and others where your body produces a lot of discharge (often around ovulation, to keep things cushy for any incoming sperm!)

As long as it's not a change from normal...what ever amount you normally have, is normal! Whether it's a lot, or a little. I have much more now since having my daughter...but that's my new "normal"...so things like pregnancy/birth control/hormones, etc can affect it, too!
04/09/2013
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