Vaginal infections happen to all women, no matter their age, and whether or not they are sexually active. Most women have vaginal infections at least once in their lifetime. Sometimes, they can be as mild as a temporary bacterial vaginosis with symptoms including thick, smelly vaginal mucus, or as severe as yeast infection or gonorrhea, which are both known for causing bad, symptoms that can make you extremely uncomfortable.
One of the symptoms that most vaginal infections have in common is discharge from vagina. While this mucus is often beneficial and helps keep bacteria and germs at bay, it can sometimes become horrendously uncomfortable, causing itchiness, burning during urination, and swelling of the vulva.
What are the types of vaginal discharge you can expect, and what does each mean? Keep reading to find out.