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.
If you noticed a change in odor and/or discharge, it can be a sign of infection. It may be a good idea to make an appointment at Teen Clinic for a pelvic exam to make sure you’re healthy. Some infections like yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis can occur organically from imbalances in the body. These are not STIs, but can be treated. Some of these infections may resolve themselves, but others require medical treatment. Although yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis are not STIs, some STIs can also cause abnormal discharge as well.
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