Experiencing frequent vaginal discharge is usually a normal phenomenon. Fluids manufactured by the glands inside your vagina and cervix are merely doing their job: they’re flushing away dead cells and bacteria. Consider it their way of keeping your vagina clean, lubricated and free of infections.
And this discharge can vary in terms of color, odor and quantity. A lot of that is dependent on things like your menstrual cycle or if you’re breastfeeding, ovulating or are sexually aroused. Even medications, like antibiotics or steroids, douching or using certain soaps or bubble baths can change the nature of your discharge.
When is it time for concern? If the color is different than normal (normal ranges from clear to whitish and sticky). If the odor changes. Or if the consistency of the discharge is not what you’re used to. And especially if you have vaginal itching, redness, bleeding, spotting or burning. Then it’s time to see your health care professional.