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Is vaginal discharge and spotting between periods normal?

Women typically have some type of vaginal discharge and it will change depending on where they are in their menstrual cycle.

At the time of ovulation, discharge is usually very thin and clear. After ovulation discharge becomes thicker and may look more white than clear. If you are having discharge that is new or different, or if there is any significant odor or discomfort associated with it, you should have it evaluated by a health care provider. Vaginal bleeding that is not happening at the time of your period also needs to be evaluated.

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