Leukorrhea is the medical term for vaginal discharge, which is common in most females of every age. Despite its commonality, leukorrhea can also be symptomatic of infection or a condition that requires medical treatment. Unusual or significant changes, particularly in color and odor, should be investigated by a doctor or gynecologist.
Normal vaginal discharge is typically clear or white, with a thin consistency. It may have an odor but is not typically described as foul or offensive. Several parts of the female reproductive system produce discharge, including the cervix and the ovaries, and changes in amount and consistency throughout the menstrual cycle are normal.
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