Medical Q&As

Vaginal discharge

I always have a yellowish discharge in between my periods. I always have this and it never goes away. Is there anything I can do or take to get rid of it?

This is quite a common experience. Vaginal examination is usually normal in such cases. Doctors call it a physiological discharge, which means that there is an overproduction of mucous but no disease is present. In other words some women produce more mucous than others. Occasionally vaginal discharge may be associated with the presence of a cervical erosion which I have already explained in another “ask the doctor” question. In answering your question I am assuming that you do not have other symptoms such as itch or soreness, which would lead me to suspect the presence of bacterial or fungal infection.