From irregular periods to labia bumps to an itchy vulva, your vagina can clue you in to potentially serious issues.
Healthy vaginas all have key things in common. No part, from your cervix to your vulva, should itch, hurt, or burn. And while scent and discharge can vary a lot from woman to woman, whatever vaginal odor or amount of discharge that is normal for you depending on where you are in your cycle shouldn’t suddenly change in a major way.
But if you do develop a crazy-persistent labia itch, for example, or your discharge start to smell funky, it’s time to investigate. These and other signs are your vagina’s way of saying that something is off. It’s always wise to see your ob-gyn for an official diagnosis. In the meantime, use our symptom decoder to find out what your vagina is trying to tell you.