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How Does Your Period Affect Vaginal Discharge?


Updated August 07, 2014

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Your menstrual cycle has a significant affect on the type of vaginal discharge you experience throughout the month. Did you know you’re more likely to experience vaginal infections just before or during your period? This is because the pH balance of your vagina varies during your monthly cycle causing the acidic level of your vagina to be at its’ lowest point a few days before and during your period. About halfway between your periods an increase in vaginal discharge that appears clear is normal. This increased wetness and clear vaginal discharge is an indication of ovulation.

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