Orange stains/ cotton damage - on black cotton underwear

(30 Posts)
Sam2112 Wed 27-Feb-19 17:13:31

Sorry for topic, but a mystery.
I have found that i have orange stains on my black cotton underwear. In the gusset area.
Yes i have experienced heavy periods, and excessive bleeding, but it is NOT blood stain, nor "discharge". The mark is as if the cotton had burnt.
AND only one black cotton. The actual cotton is marked.
not just one brand -

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ItchySeveredFoot Wed 27-Feb-19 17:15:03

It happens to all mine. Something to do with your bodies ph I think?

FoofFighter Wed 27-Feb-19 17:16:04

Yes it's your natural ph being a little acidic and bleaching the black fabric

Aaaahfuck Wed 27-Feb-19 17:17:43

I always thought it was the enzymes in the bio washing liquid working on the area which has discharge on it leaving a bit of a bleach stain. I think it's totally normal.

ItchySeveredFoot Wed 27-Feb-19 17:19:45

I use non bio.

MadameGazelleIsMyHomegirl Wed 27-Feb-19 17:22:03

I get this and I only use ecover washing liquid

anniehm Wed 27-Feb-19 17:24:14

It's acidic discharge, alas just part of being a woman

Aaaahfuck Wed 27-Feb-19 17:28:12

Well that's my theory shot!!
Still it is totally normal which is the main thing.

FrozenMargarita17 Wed 27-Feb-19 17:29:54

Happens to all of mine I'm afraid

Sam2112 Wed 27-Feb-19 17:49:15

WOW, so i have acid in vagina? sounds dodgy for anyone, or anything exploring that area
Surely scary stuff ?
BUT explains the "burns" - PHEW - thought something wrong with me.. and was intersex issue...
Something "normal" about me at last

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Sam2112 Wed 27-Feb-19 17:52:25

i had assumed something to do with washing incorrectly, or something wrong with my body - being intersex -
So am relieved - seriously !
Thanks for all comments - had delayed asking -

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MadameGazelleIsMyHomegirl Wed 27-Feb-19 17:53:29

But for me it’s something that has only happened since I entered my mid 30s. Never happened before.

Sam2112 Wed 27-Feb-19 17:56:00

I am 53... and only noticed in last few years and only on black cotton?

we did not know we are acidic !! hot stuff i guess

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GlitterPixie Wed 27-Feb-19 18:02:32

Happens all my black underwear too I thought it was acids

Sam2112 Wed 27-Feb-19 18:20:06

why are we not made aware of this?
had worried me - and yet seems "normal"
Another stigma of "female" issues i imagine -

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GregoryPeckingDuck Wed 27-Feb-19 18:22:42

A lot of black fabric goes orange when bleached

Sam2112 Wed 27-Feb-19 20:30:17

interesting - you learn something new every day -
never even thought i could produce acid that could burn fabric -

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AltogetherAndrews Wed 27-Feb-19 20:32:33

Yep, it’s acidic discharge. There’s a great scene in Green wing where the Scottish HR woman describes her fanny as “ten times too tart”

Sam2112 Wed 27-Feb-19 20:36:19

love that - will track it down. "beware all who enters here..." acidic !!

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picklemepopcorn Wed 27-Feb-19 20:40:48

I wear washable pads to protect mine. I hate the bleached patches!

TheInvestigator Wed 27-Feb-19 20:43:18

I've heard people calling it "russet gusset". Totally normal. Some women will have it, some won't. All our bodies are different and a slight change in pH is all it takes.

Sam2112 Wed 27-Feb-19 20:43:48

great idea, had only realised that i was able to "bleach" underwear since asking - -
Is option, as still having issues with endometriosis - not helping.. i am a leaky human, have "pretty clever pants" that are protective pants - have burned a few of them -

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Sam2112 Wed 27-Feb-19 20:45:15

mine must be fairly acidic - now i know!
must be the diet I imagine?

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Fleabag123 Wed 27-Feb-19 21:00:58

Acidic is a good thing! The vagina contains lactobacilli (good bacteria) and their job is to produce lactic acid which keeps everything in check down there

Fleabag123 Wed 27-Feb-19 21:01:48

@sam2112 no, nothing to do with diet.

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