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Curious Bee
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So this has been happening for as long as I started menstruating. I realize that vaginal secretion is common and happens all the time. Yet sometimes, and sometimes means at least twice a month, I for some reason discharge enjoy that it goes straight through the panties and wet my jeans or shorts. I did some research recently if there might be something wrong but apparently nothing comes up when "too much" discharge comes out.
I know its a women thing but it happens all the time. I did start birth control, through patches, in November, but it didn't I suppose minimize it. Any help would be great.
Coloration and odor are still the same, nothing out of the ordinary except the occasional amount. I do notice a small reduction in amount if I become committed to a intimate relationship, but I'm sure that doesn't have anything to do with it.

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Hi Curious Bee!

Some folks do tend to have greater amounts of discharge from time to time; we can't know for sure what's happening for you, but occasional heavier discharge isn't necessarily a problem. You could keep some pantiliners around for those days when it's heavier, if you like.

This is something you could bring up with a doctor at your next appointment, if you like, but honestly it just sounds like you're having normal discharge that is fairly heavy sometimes.

Have you seen this article? Honorably Discharged: A Guide to Vaginal Secretions

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I do want to reiterate that checking in with your sexual healthcare provider, just in case, is a good idea. BV, in particular, often tends to present with increased and thinner discharge, so you'll just want to be sure you're not walking around with an untreated bacterial infection, since that can present extra risks for your overall health.

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Curious Bee
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Okay thank you both. I really appreciate the feedback. I never quite understood why on the most random day I would have a "heavy" discharge but just accepted it as the way my body was. But I will go to my doctor to check.
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