- In most cases, watery discharge is totally normal and healthy.
- The look and feel of your vaginal discharge may change thanks to hormonal fluctuations during your cycle, pregnancy, menopause, or taking hormonal contraception.
- If watery discharge is accompanied by other symptoms like itchiness or a foul smell, it may be a sign of an infection.
Main causes of watery discharge
Have you ever gone to the bathroom and noticed a watery discharge on your underwear? Or maybe you were going about your day and suddenly felt wetness in your vagina? Don’t worry, this is totally normal and something most of us will experience. When it’s not accompanied by a foul smell or itchiness, watery discharge is nothing to be concerned about. In fact, it’s a reassuring sign that your vagina is self-cleaning and healthy.
You might be curious about how you can tell anything about your vaginal health from discharge. Well it turns out that the vagina is a pretty amazing organ. Glands inside your vagina and cervix create fluid to flush out dead cells and bacteria. Healthy, normal discharge provides lubrication and protects your vagina and urinary tract from infections.