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Hi, recently my girlfriend and I had a bit of a breakup. Lasted from Thursday night to Sunday night. I love her, I have no reason to not trust her. Until now....but I'm not sure. On Sunday we had sex. Unprotected(IUD) like normal. Monday morning I noticed her underwear on the bathroom floor from the day before ( prior to sex) was coated in a white discharge. I've noticed this before on days after her and I had sex. I always thought it was my semen coming out of her and was normal. My question would be, how long does this discharge occur? And is it semen? I don't know whether to question it or forget about it. We wouldn't have had sex since Wednesday yet her underwear looks like we had sex Saturday. Please help, my mind is going crazy.

Hi there,

Thanks for your question. 

The discharge that you noticed on her underwear is completely normal and occurs regularly for women, even if they are not having sex at all. 

The vagina and cervix produce fluid regularly as a house-keeping mechanism to help cleanse the vagina and prevent infections. The amount and consistency changes throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. It's normal for a woman to regularly have some white discharge on her underwear. I am not able to say how long the discharge occurs because every woman is different and it changes throughout her lifetime. 

I hope this has helped.

Health Nurse


This answer was posted on November 3, 2016

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