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JaneDoe_15 posted:
After I had sex with my boyfriend I had white discharge in my underwear, but that is the only time it was there. Its been a week and my discharge is now white and almost mucus like. What does that mean?
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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear JaneDoe: I am assuming that you had protected sex with a condom. If that is the case then the past white discharge is just your increased lubrication mixed with vaginal secretions. If it was unprotected sex then you could have some ejaculate mixed in, too.

As for the current discharge (one week later), if you are about midcycle this discharge could be from ovulation (eg" fertile cervical mucus"). If the first day of your period is cycle day 1, on cycle day 13-14 many women notice both an increase in discharge, and a change in consistency (goes from library paste texture to egg white appearance).

One last thing to consider. If you had unprotected sex and he had a Chlamydia infection from another partner, you might have acquired a Chlamydia infection. In some instances of Chlamydia the cervix will produce a mucus like yellow discharge. If you have any risks for an infection you can get checked at your local county family planning clinic. If you always use a condom then a Chlamydia infection is unlikely to be the culprit.

Yours,
Jane


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