It is normal for women to have a vaginal discharge. This is your body’s way of keeping the body clean and free from infection. Many women believe that they need to douche to get rid of the discharge, but that may actually lead to a yeast or bacterial infection. If a woman notices any itching or burning with the discharge, or if the smell changes, this might be a sign of an infection that needs to be treated with medication. Your health care provider can test the discharge and if there is an infection, the correct medication can be prescribed.