Is it OK to Have a Discharge After Getting Your Period?enteens out what the experts have to say.vagina, vaginal, virgina, is discharge normal, i have my period so why do i still have discharge? pus, smelly discharge, vaginal discharge smells, smell bad down there, green discharge, discharge is a funny color, discharge, vaginal discharge, feminine hygiene, yeast infections03/14/200809/26/201609/26/2016Julia Brown Lancaster, MSN, WHNP-BC01/14/20156b06556e-f70e-4663-a395-dc3edcf1c75d<p><em>Is it normal to still have a discharge even after a girl starts her period?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Lacey*</em></p> <p>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.</p> <p>There are times when discharge can be&nbsp;a sign of a problem, though. See your doctor if you notice any of the following:</p> <ul> <li>discharge that is brownish, greenish, or grayish in color</li> <li>discharge that&nbsp;looks like pus</li> <li>discharge that&nbsp;looks like cottage cheese</li> <li>discharge that looks foamy</li> <li>discharge that has a strong or unpleasant fishy smell</li> <li>burning, swelling, itching, or redness along with the discharge</li> <li>pain in the pelvis or belly</li> </ul> <p>Otherwise, don't worry about discharge &mdash; it's normal and healthy!</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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