Vaginal discharge may be uncomfortable, but it is your body’s way of cleansing and removing old tissues, as well as preventing germs from entering the body.
Vaginal discharge varies along with the menstrual cycle. You would normally discharge around a teaspoon each day. At the beginning of the cycle, right after you have had your menstruation, you produce a thick and pasty white discharge. This happens for around 6 days before ovulation. It doesn’t encourage the entry of sperm because there is yet no egg to be fertilized.
The discharge becomes more fluid and can be likened to egg whites, until it becomes lubricating when the egg is released from the ovary to travel to the uterus. This is to facilitate the entry of sperm. The reproductive system is after all, geared toward reproduction.
You can also produce a clear and watery discharge especially after exercising. The heavier the exercise, the greater amount of discharge. However, this clear and watery discharge can also be a sign of bacterial vaginitis. The difference is bacterial vaginitis is accompanied by itching or a burning sensation. The discharge is apt to be foul-smelling as well. No matter what color the discharge is, as long as it is accompanied by a foul smell and itching then there is some disease involved. There is no reason to panic, however, as most vaginally related diseases are treatable with antibiotics.