A balanced array of healthy bacteria inside the vagina help keep it healthy. When yeast overgrows, it can lead to a discharge that ranges in color and consistency. Though discharge is not uncommon at various points during the menstrual cycle, the thick, white, cottage cheese-like issuance is common with a yeast infection. If the discharge smells bad, however, it likely indicates a different type of infection.
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