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Hey guys! Recently, I've noticed discharge in the toilet after peeing and bowel movements- this is generally normal for me, but I was on an antibiotic for a UTI and the discharge stopped during that time, so I've been noticing it more now that it's back. The UTI, by the way, is gone. Anyway, tonight I saw the normal discharge coming out of my vaginal opening and as I was pulling back my labia to clean it up, I noticed some white around my clitoris, particularly under the clitoral hood. It came off easily when I wiped it. I don't think the clitoris itself can discharge, so I'm wondering if this is something to be worried about or if it's possibly a soap accumulation or something else?

On a separate, quick, note my partner and I (my only partner, ever) and I had frequent sex when we went on vacation for 3 weeks, the most frequent sex (every day) that I've ever had. After sex once or twice I noticed a significant amount of thick, white discharge. It wasn't chunky, no foul odor, and I'm just wondering what that was? I've been STD tested and have come out negative, so I guess I'm just curious if this is normal. Thank you very much!

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Antibiotics can make you more susceptible to yeast infections, so if you are seeing odd discharge after a round of antibiotics, it might be that you're experiencing a mild yeast infection. If the discharge does not clear up in a couple of days and/or you're also experiencing itching and redness, it would be a good idea to head back to your doctor.

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I'm almost certain I don't have a yeast infection- the white discharge after intercourse occurred a few weeks before I even started antiobiotics and I have been taking a probiotic, both with the antibiotic and after. I have no itching or foul odor right now or any other symptoms. Rather, I'm noticing increased vaginal discharge in conjunction with my bowel movements- when I push, I also seem to be pushing discharge out of my vagina. It's a very, very pale yellow color, it looks white when it isn't on toilet paper, and it's neither watery nor very thick, but kind of... stretchy, I guess? I guess I'm just wondering if this is normal in conjunction with bowel movements- and, as I said, discharge of this color/consistency isn't new to me.

The discharge I mentioned noticing after intercourse seemed to be whiter and thick, but not chunky, more like a lotion or sunscreen consistency (and I know it wasn't semen, since we used withdrawal in conjunction with my pill). I'm just wondering if that is normal as well.

Last night I also mentioned a buildup of white under my clitoral hood which wasn't adressed. It came off easily with wiping and water and I didn't notice any this morning and I'm curious what that may be. Thank you.

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Hi wanderlusting,

I think it's a dangerous thing to say whether something is normal or not in general, but my suspicion here is that this is relatively a healthy discharge.

Discharge tends to vary and if it doesn't smell, it lacks lumps and your STI test came out clear (getting tested again can be a good idea because some STIs take a while to show up on tests) and if it's not showing any similarity to yeast infections, my assumption would be that your body is putting it out as part of it's own looking-after-itself functions.

You're right, that maybe having a load of sex might have had an influence. Intercourse can introduce a number of things to the vagina which aren't there so much the rest of the time, and of course having a load of sex (and presumably being aroused a lot) has temporary biological effects like hormone levels, circulation etc... furthermore there is a physical stress to PIV intercourse which might have an impact too.

These things might have influenced your change in discharge, but then again it could be something else all together.

The white stuff under your clitoral hood sounds a tad like smegma, i.e. skin cells and oils collecting up. Again, not necessarily anything to worry about.

My only thought here is that if there is something uncomfortable for you about this discharge, other than that it's different from normal (i.e., it's painful, it gets worse, or doesn't stop or there's so much of it that it's inconvenient) then seeing a doctor sounds like it could be a good idea.

From what you've said here though, to me, it all sounds ok for the time being. As a note: the light infection Joey suggests wouldn't necessarily itch or have any such smell or lumpiness, so is still a possibility.

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