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5 Supposed Vagina And Vulva ‘Abnormalities’ That Are Actually Totally Normal

Are you worried about the changes in your vaginal discharge or the different smells? Read on to find out if that’s normal or not.  
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Published -13 Sep 2022, 18:19 ISTUpdated -13 Sep 2022, 18:29 IST
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The vulva (the outer part of female genitalia that is often confused with the inner canal called the vagina) is often misunderstood and even the smallest supposed irregularities on it can get misinterpreted. Despite being totally normal, women might feel afraid or insecure about the slightest perceived anomalies in their vulva and vagina.

To clarify all your doubts about what's normal for your vagina and vulva and what's not read on:

Vulva/Vagina Smells

Vulva Vagina Smells

It is absolutely normal if it smells “down there”. And it’s absolutely okay if it doesn’t smell like roses or daisies because they are not supposed to. According to Healthline, typical vaginal scents include coppery, musky, meaty, or fleshy smells. The smell down there usually changes depending on the stage of the menstrual cycle you are in recent food intake, medications, general health status, or hydration level.

However, if you notice a foul odour, you should get yourself checked. 

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Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal Discharge

Several reasons can cause heavy or excess vaginal discharge and it is not necessarily a cause of concern. Some of the causes could be arousal, ovulation, hormones etc. Normal vaginal discharge contains a mixture of cervical mucus, dead cells, vaginal fluid, and bacteria.

But if you notice your excessive vaginal discharge smells bad or looks unusual, go see a doctor.

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Lumps Or Bumps On Vulva

Lumps and bumps on your genitalia are common and they are often not a cause for concern. They are often caused by ingrown hair, hair removal methods etc.

But if they don’t go away in a few days, you should consult a doctor as it could or could not be a serious medical condition. 

Brown Period Blood

Brown blood during your periods is usually normal. Throughout your menstrual cycle, your blood's colour and consistency can fluctuate. It could be thick or light, bright red or brown, and that's normal.

Different Shape/Size Of Labia

The labia majora, a lip-like membrane that surrounds the vaginal opening, can vary in size or shape in every woman. And there's no need to get yourself tested unless it's causing you any discomfort.

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