In any sort of vaginal discharges, the normal ones are to be differentiated from the abnormal ones; so called the white discharge.
Just as the extents of sweating differ in person-to-person, the degrees of vaginal discharge also differ substantially in woman-to-woman.
Most of the women don’t know such variations and plenty of health problems such as back pains, weakness, joint pain and all medical ailments in general are many times ascribed by them to the white discharge.
Having some amount of vaginal discharge is normal, especially if you are of childbearing age. Glands in the cervix produce a clear mucus.
These secretions may turn white or yellow when exposed to the air. These are normal variations.
The amount of mucus produced by the cervical glands varies throughout the menstrual cycle.
This is normal and depends on the amount of estrogen circulating in your body.
It is also normal for the walls of the vagina to release some secretions. The amount depends on hormone levels in the body. Causes of Vaginal Discharge
Brown vaginal discharge can be caused due to excess growth of bacteria and yeasts. In normal vaginal discharge small amount of bacteria and yeasts are present, but the excessive growth of bacteria and yeasts can cause vaginal discharge.
Trichomonas (trich, trichomoniasis) is infection by a single-celled parasite known as Trichomonas vaginalis. The infection is transmitted by sexual contact.
Gonorrhea is the sexually-transmitted disease (STD) resulting from infection by the bacteria known as Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Symptoms of Vaginal Discharge
The most common symptoms of gynecologic disorders include vaginal itching, a vaginal discharge, abnormal bleeding from the vagina, pain in the pelvic area, and breast pain and lumps (see Breast Disorders).
The significance of gynecologic symptoms often depends on the age of the woman because symptoms may be related to the hormonal changes that occur with aging.
Treatment of Vaginal Discharge
Infections are treated with antibiotics. Often just one dose of antibiotics by mouthis enough.
Alternatively, you may use vaginal cream forms of antibiotics, especially if you have significant side effects from taking antibiotics by mouth.
Also, the vaginal cream can be more soothing for the inflamed, sore vaginal lining. If you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis, you may be prescribed an antibiotic called metronidazole (Flagyl).
If your doctor suspects you have a sexually transmitted disease based on your history and physical exam, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics administered by injection and by mouth in the office before the tests results can confirm the diagnosis.
Smelly Vaginal Discharge
Smelly vaginal discharge is a problem that virtually every woman has had to deal with at some point in her life.
Unfortunately it's an issue that not only affects how you feel about yourself but it also has an impact on almost everything you do.
It's perfectly natural to feel self conscious when you are suffering with this condition. There are some simple things you can do at home that bring some much desired relief.
One effective way to deal with smelly vaginal discharge is to use unscented panty liners. These are more compact versions of the feminine pads many of us wear during our menstrual cycle.
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