Normal vaginal discharge is clear or white. It has a slight but not unpleasant smell.
For most women, discharge:
- becomes more obvious near ovulation, when it is clear, slippery and stretchy (similar to raw egg white) for 1 to 4 days
- becomes thicker and tacky after ovulation leading up to your period
- isn't noticeable once menstruation begins
- is light after menstruation and then, as ovulation approaches, the amount increases again.
During pregnancy, vaginal discharge can increase in volume and be thicker and white-cream in colour.