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Mark in pants
There’s always a white discharge from my vagina that stains. My GP says it’s normal, but what is it? Wendy, Reading
Could be leucorrhoea, a mix of lubricating secretions and dead skin cells from your vagina. It can increase due to hormones during pregnancy or adolescence.
Avoid douches or soap in that area, and see your GP if it becomes smelly or causes irritation.
I’ve a lump on my clitoris and it’s growing. I’m terrified it’s cancer. Leah, Castleford
Cancer isn’t likely, but see your GP. An inflamed or tender swelling could mean a boil. Otherwise the most likely cause is a harmless cyst of the sort that can occur anywhere.
If it’s troublesome, your doctor might suggest a small op.
Dr Martin Edwards