Why should I monitor my vaginal discharge?

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Keeping track of daily discharge can help a woman learn what’s normal for her body. Pay attention to sensations of wetness and the appearance of discharge in underwear. Discharge that is excessive, smells different, or changes color, especially if accompanied by itching or burning, should be checked out by a healthcare provider. Most vaginal infections are easily treated but can lead to complications if left untreated. And remember, since the vagina is self-cleaning, douching interferes with the natural balance and can actually increase a woman’s risk of infection and her production of discharge.

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