Unusual vaginal discharge

A change in yournormal vaginal discharge could be a sign of a problem.

Unusual changes include:

  • a change in colour such as grey, green, yellow, pink or blood-tinged discharge
  • an unpleasant smell such as a fishy or rotten meat smell
  • your discharge becomingthick orlumpy, like cottage cheese
  • producing more discharge than usual
  • additional symptoms, such asitching and soreness around the entrance of the vagina, pain when peeing, pelvic pain , and bleeding or spotting between periods or after sex

Read about some common causes of unusual discharge below.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018