You are right, clear, milky white to light yellow vaginal discharge is totally normal. It starts about two years before your period begins. It keeps the vagina moist and helps with its natural cleaning. The thickness and amount varies through your menstrual cycle because of hormone fluctuations. Until you are done having periods (around age 50) you will continue to have vaginal discharge. Like you said in your question, it is normal but there are changes we should pay attention to-an odor, a darker color, a larger amount. Any of these things you should talk to your healthcare provider about because they may signal an infection or something out of balance.You mentioned that you live with your dad. I remember not wanting to talk to my dad about any “girl stuff” – yikes! Try talking to a friend or a trusted family member with your questions. These things might seem easier if you have someone you can feel comfortable talking to. You can always write us here, too! We love hearing your questions.
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