Home / Our Services / Mayo Clinic Health Information

Vaginal discharge


Keep genital area clean with mild soap and warm water. Avoid douches, scented soaps and hygiene sprays. Over-the-counter fungal medications are available for yeast infections.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Unusual odor, color or consistency
  • Itching, burning or redness
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bloody discharge that's not a period
  • Symptoms don't improve or get worse after a week

© 1998-2018 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved.
Terms of Use