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Yellow & itchy discharge

Hellooo, I was wondering.

If I have yellow discharge and it has a faint smell and it is itchy downstairs. Is that normal? Is that a sign that my period is coming or that I have an infection? I’m super scared because if I have an infection thats super awkward.

Gemmah Says

While pale yellow discharge with a faint (but not bad) smell can be a sign everything is okay down there. A darker yellow colour, especially when combined with itching, can indicate a possible irritation or infection. So it’s best to book an appointment with your GP to get it checked out.

There are quite a few different types of infection you can get down there, & some are really common. So there’s absolutely no reason to be scared or embarrassed! No one has to know. Just you & your doctor, & they deal with this kind of thing everyday!

Don’t put it off because it’s definitely not worth the discomfort!

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