If you have never had sex I think we can rule out a sexually transmitted infection.
During the reproductive years the fluctuating levels of oestrogen and progesterone throughout the menstrual cycle affect the quality and quantity of cervical mucus which is perceived by women as a change in their vaginal discharge. Initially, when oestrogen is low, the mucus is thick and sticky. As oestrogen levels rise, the mucus gets progressively clearer, wetter and more stretchy. After ovulation, there is an increase in the thickness and stickiness of the mucus once more. When mucus stays in the underwear (especially the thick and sticky mucus) as it interacts with the air the mucus can take on a more yellowish colouring.
However, if you are still concerned or have any pelvic pain, fever, vaginal odour or bleeding you might be as well to obtain a second opinion or see a gynaecologist.
Women’s Health Educator
Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
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