It doesn't always mean that there is something wrong or you have an infection if you're having a female discharge. I know it can be alarming if you have never had one before.
It is perfectly normal to have a clear discharge from the vagina before and sometimes after your ovulation. This may last for a couple of days then go away on its own.
If your female discharge has a color or odor to it you probably have one of two very common infections. A yeast and bacterial infection can mimic each other but we can identify each through the type of discharge you have.
If your discharge is bright white and extremely thick with a consistency of cottage cheese to a very thin almost clear then you are dealing with a yeast infection. This is the most common symptom of a candida infection and is common. This discharge should be quite itchy around the vagina and have little to no odor.
You can clear the symptoms of a yeast infection easily. But you should kill all the candida in your body to insure that you won't have a reoccurring problem. It's so frustrating to keep getting this female discharge, it's worth it to do it right the first time. Sure there are over the counter medications that will alleviate the symptoms fast but they don't attack the root of the problem.
A yeast infection can be sexual transmitted back and forth between partners. My husband and I found that little tid bit out the hard way. We just had no idea he was carrying a yeast infection and we didn't know it was contagious. A lot of men can carry a candida infection with no symptoms. So I would cure my symptoms and bang get another yeast infection is was so frustrating. That was before I knew how to take care of it for good, the trick is to kill all the candida in your entire body. It's funny because I looked for years and worked hard on cures that got me no where and it turned out to be so simple with the right program, who knew.
You may be having a light yellowish discharge to dark yellow brownish female discharge. If this discharge has a consistency more like a liquid and a foul odor then you are dealing with a bacterial infection. Bacterial vaginosis is very common and is easily identified through its color and odor. There may be some slight itching with this infection but the odor is the worst part to me.
Bacterial Vaginosis is very common and can be treated form the privacy of your own home, which is the way I like it. The most common mistake I hear of people making is to treat this infection like a yeast infection. You can not cure a bacterial infection with any of the over the counter medications that are for a yeast infection, it just doesn't work.
Now bacterial vaginosis is not spread easily through sexual intercourse like a yeast infection might. However it can cause a multitude of problems for you, especially if you are pregnant. So I would suggest you get this cleared up as soon as possible and besides it's really easy to cure if you just follow the right steps. There is no sense in having this any longer now that you know what it is.