My period is 4 days late and I am having white milky discharge. I hardly ever have late periods so I don’t know what’s wrong.

It’s important to say that Vaginas and penis‘ are self-cleaning organs. Much like earwax and tears are parts of the normal functioning of the ear and eye, people secrete moisture from the membranes that line the vagina. These normal secretions help control the growth of organisms—like yeast and certain bacteria—that are normal, healthy parts of the vagina.

While everyone’s bodies are different, a certain amount of discharge and odor can be completely normal! Knowing what is normal for your body will help you to know when something is abnormal.

Sometimes, however, a change in discharge or odor can be a sign of an infection, not necessarily an STI.

Someone’s period can actually fluctuate based on what’s going on in their life.  This means that stress, sickness, change in physical activity, can all contribute to a change of someone’s period.

It would be a good idea if you are having a change in discharge, or continue to not have a period to talk to a clinician about it. You can do this at Teen Clinic. Give us a call! 303-442-5160