Is it normal to have a lot of discharge before my period?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | May 21, 2020, 6:25 p.m.
Is it normal to discharge a lot before its time for your period???
You start getting vaginal discharge (wet stuff that comes out of your vagina) during puberty. Discharge can look clear, white, or slightly yellow, especially when it dries on underwear. Around your period, it may be brown or pink (this is sometimes called “spotting.”)
Your vaginal discharge changes throughout your menstrual cycle. Some days you’ll have more discharge than others, and it may get thicker or thinner, or change color a little bit. Most discharge is totally normal — it’s part of your vagina’s way of cleaning itself.
It's a good idea to pay attention to what your vulva (the outside part of your genitals that you can see) and vaginal discharge normally look and smell like, so you’ll know if something changes — it could be a sign of an infection. If your vulva is itchy or irritated, or if you have discharge that’s green, grey, foamy, clumpy, and/or has a strong fishy smell, visit a doctor, nurse, or your local Planned Parenthood health center. Don’t worry — vaginal infections are really common, and they’re usually easy to treat.