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Vaginal infections: signs and symptoms

The color and thickness of your discharge varies with your menstrual cycle. For example, it is thicker at ovulation, when one of your ovaries releases an egg about two weeks before your period.

Your discharge should be clear or milky and never give off an unpleasant odor. If you notice an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in colour (yellow or greenish), a foul odour, irritation, itchiness, or burning, you may have a vaginal infection. Other problems, such as yeast infections or PH imbalance, may affect your vagina for any number of reasons. Yeast infections are painful and uncomfortable and must be treated. When in doubt, don’t hesitate to consult a doctor.