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I'm worried that my vaginal discharge may not be normal, it sometimes has a yellowish tinge and when I am aroused there can be quite a lot of clear/whiteish discharge. I've read the honorably discharged article but I'm still pretty clueless, and would like to avoid having to actually go to the doctors if at all possible..
My boyfriend was about to go down on me the other day but he saw this discharge and i think he got pretty wierded out about it and stopped, which was pretty embarrassing so i'm not quite sure what to do =/
Any advice or information would be very much appreciated

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Well, first off, if you're sexually active, you absolutely NEED to have having yearly pap smears and STI screenings, even without the concerns. So many STIs are asymptomatic; so many reproductive ailments which can become serious are tricky to detect. So, I encourage you to please step up for yourself and start doing that. If you want help finding a local wmen's health center or sexual health center, by all means, we're glad to help.

Per the discharge, I'm not hearing anything abnormal based on what you posted. having increased transluscent discharge during arousal is what is SUPPOSED to happen, so you might want to let your partner in on that: it's how the vagina self-lubricates to assure sexual acivity is pleasant for you, not uncomfortable.

With the yellowish discharge: any strong scent? Any itching or burning? Any "curds" in it? If no to all of those, chances are you're doing just fine in that regard.

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No itching or burning nothing like that, there is a slight smell though? And occasionally (very rarely) there have been small lumps in it?

Thankyou very much for your help

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Clumps or lumps, especiallt accompanied by a smell is generally something to have checked out.

Do you need help finding somewhere to go do that? If so, toss us your location, and we'll be glad to lend a hand.


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A slight smell is normal, just as it is normal to have a slight smell under your arms. Any lumpiness in your discharge is worth a checkup-- if it's as irregular as you say, it could be nothing, but I can't know that (not being a doctor and only talking to you over the internet)-- since you do need to see a doctor anyway, as Miz Scarlet said, make an appointment ASAP, have and exam, and ask about it.
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Ok considering what you've said I'm going to go and see my GP about it at a teen drop in clinic thing just to be sure.

Thankyou again for your help =)

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