My vaginal discharge smells like chlorine. Are you sure you just aren't overbleachingyour laundryé No, this problem remains whether I wear tidywhities or not. It can take on a chemical smell if you'veused a lot of condoms. That's called safe sex. It can take on a chlorinelike smell whenyou've used some types of lubricants in addition to a condom. Then I don't need to be worried about thesmell if it can be traced to some intimate
activities. Some guys' semen smells like bleach or afaint sugary smell. Condom use pretty much precludes that cause. Now if it smells metallic, that is a signblood is mixed with the vaginal fluids. If I had my period, I'd notice the blood. Blood has more of a copper smell, but if there'san infection like something with lesions and a tinny smell, you could have an STD causingthe off smell. I know fresh blood when it isn't the righttime for it is a problem.
And your period is usually dark red or brownby the time it shows up. But it won't have a chemical smell, justmean I need to use real chlorine bleach to clean up. Your body has a natural pH of 7.4. That's a little alkaline. Yes, since it is higher than 7. Conversely,bleach has a very high pH. Yeah, around 12, but your vagina usually putsout an acidic discharge. The vagina's normal pH is between 3.8 and4.5. If you have vaginosis or some sexually
transmitted disease, the pH can go higherthan 4.5. Then the bleachy smell isn't because theoutput is becoming alkaline. No, but an STD can alter its pH and smell,and when your brain doesn't know what it is, it assigns the first chemical that isanything close. If my biochemistry has altered that much,I have a problem. It isn't an alkaline diet; any diet thatalters your biochemistry that much will kill you. However, an STD could alter the chemistrydown there enough to take on a chemical or acidic smell.
What if I said it smells like ammoniaé Then I would say it is vaginosis due to bacterialgrowth, though it could be due to excessive sweating or dehydration and concentrated urinetoo. And I could end up blaming a urinary leak. Or just sweating a lot in tight pants whiledrinking caffeine and energy drinks instead of water. But at least that's somethingyou can fix by taking a long hot bath to relax.
Is it Normal to Always Have a White Discharge
Is it normal to always have a white dischargeé For women, the normal mucus is going to beclear to white. Then color variation is normal. Green is a color, but it is not normal. Yellowis not good either. I've heard that this might be a sign ofa problem. A good indication is the smell. If there isone, you may have an infection. I really don't want to have an STD. It might be an STD. Or it might be a yeastinfection.
How on Earth would I get thaté While I'mbig on raw food, how would yeast get down thereé It's in the air, on your skin and in yourbody. What's the treatmenté There are $20 tubes of medication you canget at the store, or you could try yogurt. At least it is the same color as what'sdown there. No, you eat the yogurt. The probiotics inthe yogurt improve your internal ecosystem, helping you fight a yeast infection.
Do guys ever get a white dischargeé When they are in the mood, it should be. Anyother color is dangerous. What about when they peeé That should be yellow, though the color mightbe thrown off by medications a guy takes. If the pee is orange, red, brown or dark,something is really wrong. That sounds like a scene from a horror movie. And if a guy's pee is white, there is areally major problem. That means he has a severe infection somewhere inside.
And a chest burster alien is about to erupt. I thought that guy had severe stomach painsat the dining room table, not a problem in the bathroom. What if you are pregnanté For a guy, that would be a nightmare. I meant for a woman. For a girl, pregnancy means more discharge,but it should be mostly clear. If not, that's what an OBGYN is for.