Pelvic discharge refers to any fluid discharged from the body through the vagina. In most cases, pelvic discharge is normal and not a cause for concern. However, you should consult with a doctor about any abnormal changes in the type or smell of the discharge.
What causes pelvic discharge?
In addition to usual hormone fluctuations, other causes of pelvic discharge could indicate an underlying medical issue. Common causes include:
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
- Yeast infections
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
If you think you may have been exposed to an STI, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea, getting tested immediately is essential. These infections can lead to severe complications if left untreated.