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Health Information For Teens
Is it normal to still have a discharge even after a girl starts her period?
Yes. Discharge helps clean and moisten the vagina as well as prevent and fight infection. Normal discharge can vary in texture and color depending on where a girl is in her menstrual cycle.
There are times when discharge can be a sign of a problem, though. See your doctor if you notice any of the following:
Otherwise, don’t worry about discharge — it’s normal and healthy!
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Normal vaginal discharge has several purposes: cleaning and moistening the vagina and helping to prevent infections. But sometimes discharge indicates there’s a problem. Get the facts on what’s normal and what’s not.
Find out what the experts have to say.
BV is the most common vaginal infection. Although it’s a mild infection, it can cause serious problems if it’s not treated. Find out how to recognize BV and what to do about it in this article for teens.
What are vaginal yeast infections? Can anything be done to prevent them?
Wondering what you can do to feel as clean as possible “down there”? Read this article for the facts on douches, wipes, and other feminine hygiene products.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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