Is it Normal to Have a Lot of Discharge?

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You may have noticed that some days you have lots of discharge – like soak through your knickers lots. While every woman experiences some vaginal discharge, yours might feel like too much discharge. But rest assured. In most cases, it’s nothing to worry about.

What does a lot of discharge mean? Fluctuations in the amount of discharge you experience are linked to the hormone levels in your body.

This means that the amount and consistency of your discharge varies throughout your menstrual cycle as your oestrogen, progesterone, and follicle-stimulating hormone (also known as FSH) fluctuate to signal your ovaries to prepare an egg for release. Ovulation typically brings about increased discharge. Things like breastfeeding and sexual arousal also trigger hormonal responses that will up your discharge levels.

As long as your discharge is not itchy, smelly, greenish brown coloured or uncomfortable (outside of any discomfort from feeling wet), it is perfectly normal. In very rare cases, heavy discharge can be caused by inflammation of the cervix. If you’re worried, your doctor can easily check this out for you.

You may be wondering how to stop excessive discharge. While there isn’t a way to stop heavy discharge – you can make you and your panties feel fresher. Why let something like having more discharge than normal put a damper on your shine? Pantyliners like Always Dailies absorb daily discharge so you can feel fresh and confident all day long. They come in a range of sizes and absorbencies so you can find the best pantyliner for your discharge situation. Also, they are flexibly adapting to all your movements so you'll barely feel them. Which is wonderful! Because let's face it, you've got better things to focus your great mind on.

Always Dailies is on a mission to bust common myths around vaginal discharge. In fact, vaginal discharge is totally normal and happens to all of us women. Why make it a taboo topic? We want to provide you with all the information you need and ask for. In case you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us under 0080077634434 or 08000285884 (UK), 1800509203 (IRE).

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