Vaginal discharge is normal and varies during your menstrual cycle. It refers to secretions from the vagina. Before ovulation (the release of the egg), there is a lot of mucous produced, up to 30 times more than after ovulation. It is also more watery and elastic during that phase of your cycle.
The things to be worried about include if the discharge has a yellow or green color, is clumpy like cottage cheese, or has a bad odour. If you are worried, see a doctor.
Glands in the cervix and the walls of the vagina normally produce clear mucus. This is very common among women of childbearing age.
The following factors can increase the amount of normal vaginal discharge:
Different types of infections may cause itching or an abnormal discharge in the vagina. Abnormal discharge means abnormal color (brown, green), and odor. It is associated with itching or irritation.
Less common causes include: