Sumary of Can Vaginal Discharge Discolor Your Underwear? We Asked 3 Experts for Answers:
- The gusset — which just so happens to be the area of your undies that vaginal discharge typically touches or dries on to— might have even looked like it had been bleached or lightened.
- So, to find out if vaginal discharge is responsible for this discoloration that some people experience and if it’s ever something to be worried about, we reached out to a few knowledgeable experts.
- According to Amy Roskin, MD, JD, a board-certified ob-gyn and The Pill Club’s chief medical officer, underwear fabric discoloration isn’t generally the sign of a medical issue — but, it could be representative of the normal, mildly acidic pH of the vagina.
- This typically ranges from 3.8 to 4.2. “Sometimes a normal or ‘physiologic’ vaginal discharge can also be mildly acidic, and so [it] can cause this bleaching effect,” Dr. Roskin confirmed.
- It’s also important to remember that vagina, and therefore vaginal discharge, isn’t always mildly acidic.