While it is understandable that the sight of vaginal discharge may not be very pleasant to your eyes, you must notice them, for they indicate something about your health. Quite normally at most times, a white coloured, milky discharge from the vagina is experienced by a lot of women. It is the fluid produced inside the vagina that carries away all dead cells, and other bacteria. Vaginal discharge helps in preventing any kind of vaginal infections to make sure it is healthy. Naturally, the odor and the color of this discharge varies from one woman to another. It may be experienced a few days before the first occurrence of menstruation (called menarche), or when a woman is ovulating, or when sexually aroused. Getting pregnant, or a certain neglect in personal hygiene can bring about a change of odor. Let us look at a few other reasons that you probably should be familiar with, to make sure you are healthy.
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One of the early symptoms of pregnancy is when a woman starts to notice a milky, white discharge from her vagina. Almost immediately after conception, the vaginal walls start to thicken. There is an increase in the growth of cells lining the vagina, and leads to a release of white vaginal discharge.
This discharge is generally harmless, and does not necessarily need treatment as it continues all through the pregnancy. CLICK HERE However, if there is an itching or a burning sensation, or it starts to smell bad, a visit to the doctor’s becomes necessary to find out if there is yeast or any kind of bacterial infection.
Infection in the Female Genital Organ
Through Fungus - If a poor hygiene is maintained, or synthetic undergarments are worn, candida albicans (a kind of yeast/fungus) develops in moist areas.
Through Parasites - Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite - protozoa, trichomonas vaginialis. Risk factors include wearing moist clothes, and indulging in sexual intercourse with multiple partners, or without condom.
Through Bacteria - the primary causes of bacterial infections are chlamydia and gardnerella vaginalis. It is also seen in other venereal diseases like syphilis, gonorrhoea, and AIDS.
The intra uterine contraceptive device (IUCD), which is inserted to prevent pregnancy into the uterus may cause pain and lead to release of discharge.
Out of anxiety, stress, sexual anxiety, or work pressure, vaginal infections become fairly common. Maintain a good vaginal health, there is a correct balance of healthy and unhealthy bacteria inside the vagina. However, if one is emotionally strained or distured, the stress can subdue the ability of their body to maintain the balance. As a result, there is white vaginal discharge released.
If the cervix or the vagina or the womb is injured during childbirth, or abortion, or excess of sexual indulgence, it can lead to infections and erosions with discharges.
Poor Hygienic Conditions
Especially during periods, if hygiene is not maintained, infections can take place, causing leucorrhoea.
Anaemia, Diabetes, and Tuberculosis
As diabetes, anaemia and tuberculosis weaken immunity among several women, they may cause infections.
Errors in Diet
An excessive, unhealthy consumption of coffee, tea, alcohol, or tobacco can become a reason for the release of white vaginal discharge.
Jellies and Sprays
Sprays used by men in order to provoke sexual acts, and other jellies and drugs consumed by women in order to avoid conception may become agents in commencing the infective processes.
White vaginal discharge, if left ignored, untreated or unattended for a long period of time, in no time has the potential to become a severe infection or a chronic condition. The treatment options for the discharge will vary , given the wide variety of causes. The doctor might suggest and prescribe you some antibiotics to help reduce symptoms, calm the tissues, or kill any kind of prevailing bacterias, in case there is an infection or inflammation. The use of antibiotics however, may lead to a disturbance in the balance of good and bad bacteria, given the infusion of antibiotic- resistant bacteria in the body. Also, it is not your immune system that they work with, to keep recurrences on hold. They, in turn, kill the bacteria which otherwise the immune system should be discretely killing.
To go about dealing with this in a more holistic manner, a homeopathic treatment for white vaginal discharge can be taken up. It tries to strike and maintain a hormonal balance by boosting the immune system, and helping it overcome the infection. Medication can help to control any kind of infections, bring a sense of ease to such distressing complaints, prevent complications, and delay recurrences. Seek help from your doctor to give yourself the correct vaginal care, preventing infections to occur or reoccur.