TEENS, UT Teen Health

Warning Signs: Know when to seek help

  • See a doctor if...

    • you experience genital itching, yellow or green discharge, malodorous discharge, bloody discharge, genital warts, genital sores, pelvic pain, fever, chills, burning or pain with urination, a missed period, or if you think you may be pregnant. If you have another question, please do not hesitate to contact your health care provider.
    • Missed a period…
    • Had unprotected sex…
  • Vaginal discharge – Is it normal or should I see a doctor?

    Vaginal discharge is a common concern among women. Vaginal discharge contains vaginal skin cells, bacteria, mucus, and fluid produced by the vagina and cervix to protect against vaginal and urinary tract infections. It is normal to have one-half to one teaspoon of white or clear, thick, mucus-like, odorless vaginal discharge daily. The amount may vary with the menstrual cycle. If you experience vaginal itching, green or yellow discharge, malodorous discharge, or blood discharge seek medical attention from your doctor.

  • When relationships hurt.

    Know how to spot dating violence and keep yourself and your friends safe. If you feel you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship it may be time to seek help. Dating Violence Signs