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    I don't remember when I first noticed it but it's only just dawned on me that it might not be normal
    My discharge is thick and white, But what could cause this?
    I checked for other threads about this but they said Thrush..but I don't really understand what thrush is I thought thrush was only something that people got if they were overweight like under skin flaps ( I understand that's probably wrong to think but I don't really know about it so please don't be offended )
    If it's not thrush what else could it be?

    Should I just buy some of that Canesten stuff and if it doesn't go away then go to the doctor?
    If I went to the doctor would he have to look at my vagina ? or would he able to figure out what else it could be from the discharge?
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    Does it smell odd? Does it itch? Is it physically irritating? If the answer to those questions is "No", then its completely normal.
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    Normal discharge , i don't think there's anythn u need 2 worry about
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    (Original post by Entangled)
    That's true. We cannot guarantee that this event did in fact occur without pictoral evidence.
    You'd rather see my thick, white discharge than giving me the benefit of the doubt that I do infact have thick, white vaginal discharge...:confused:
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    So why has no one said what needs to be said yet?
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    (Original post by Antonia87)
    Does it smell odd? Does it itch? Is it physically irritating? If the answer to those questions is "No", then its completely normal.
    It smells a bit different to what I remember it smelling like, but it's not a bad smell, it doesn't smell strongly ( I was going to call it a minimalistic smell - but that'd be wrong wouldn't it? :p: )- Does that count as odd?

    Otherwise it's a no to those questions
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    :seeadoctor: if your worried
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    If its always been like that for you then it's fine. Also, it tends to change in the cycle. Don't worry about how yours differs to other people's, only worry if it changes from its normal..routine, for want of a better word!
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    Mine is always like this just before and after periods. Like Antonia said, if it doesn't smell or itch, and it isn't completely different to what you normally get (and even then it still might be nothing) then it's probably fine.

    Google it rather than checking for old threads. If you still have reasons for concern after that, then doctors it is. And yes, I think they might want to take a look if it's an unusual discharge, especially if you are sexually active.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I don't remember when I first noticed it but it's only just dawned on me that it might not be normal
    My discharge is thick and white, But what could cause this?
    I checked for other threads about this but they said Thrush..but I don't really understand what thrush is I thought thrush was only something that people got if they were overweight like under skin flaps ( I understand that's probably wrong to think but I don't really know about it so please don't be offended )
    If it's not thrush what else could it be?

    Should I just buy some of that Canesten stuff and if it doesn't go away then go to the doctor?
    If I went to the doctor would he have to look at my vagina ? or would he able to figure out what else it could be from the discharge?
    If it's always been like that, then you don't have anything to worry about, because every body is different and does it's own thing.

    Keep in mind that the consistency and colour can change throughout your menstrual cycle can change too.

    However if this is a new development, then it is possible you have indeed got thrush. Thrush is a yeast infection that can be sexually transmitted or simple occur because of an enzyme/bacteria imbalance in the environment of the affected area.

    If you have started using a different soap or shower gel that is really heavily perfumed, then change it to something like "simple" soap that is un-perfumed and hasn't got added colourings and things, because they can cause infections like this.

    However, if you are really worried, then the best thing you can do is to go and see your doctor, because they are the only one who sees this sort of thing every day and can diagnose you properly.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I don't remember when I first noticed it but it's only just dawned on me that it might not be normal
    My discharge is thick and white, But what could cause this?
    I checked for other threads about this but they said Thrush..but I don't really understand what thrush is I thought thrush was only something that people got if they were overweight like under skin flaps ( I understand that's probably wrong to think but I don't really know about it so please don't be offended )
    If it's not thrush what else could it be?

    Should I just buy some of that Canesten stuff and if it doesn't go away then go to the doctor?
    If I went to the doctor would he have to look at my vagina ? or would he able to figure out what else it could be from the discharge?
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