What is Leucorrhoea?
Leucorrhoea, also known as ‘Whites’ can be referred as sticky, thick, whitish or pale colored vaginal discharge generally experienced during reproductive age. Affecting around twenty five percent of women it is a commonly found medical condition. It can be sometimes very embarrassing if accompanied with characteristic of foul or unpleasant smell. Discharging some amount of fluid is normal (before menstruation or during sexual stimulation) and healthy as it flushes out the toxins and dead cells from the body, but if the condition is observed to be persistent, profuse, itchy and of grey-white, yellow, green, brown or rust-like in colour it signifies occurrence of severe health problem or infection which should be further diagnosed by a medical practitioner for best treatment.
The common conditions that may result into leucorrhoea are as below:
Lack of hygiene: Conditions where practices conducive to maintain health, especially during days of the menstrual cycle are lacking can lead to leucorrhoea.
Injury: The injury which occurs due to frequent abortions, immoderate sexual intercourse and during or after childbirth can also lead to leucorrhoea.
Infections: Parasites, bacteria and fungus like Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis and Chlamydia trachomatis can cause infections in the vaginal area which may further develop the condition of Leucorrhoea.
Diseases: Diseases like diabetes, endocrinal dysfunction, chronic pelvic inflammation, endometritis, vaginitis, syphilis, AIDS etc are also known as causing factors.
Others: Physical and mental stress, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, menstrual periods, pregnancy, poor nutrition, foreign body, use of contraceptive methods, excessive intake of tea, coffee or alcohol and medical conditions such as anaemia, tuberculosis etc sometimes are responsible for leucorrhoeal discharge in women.
Commonly there are two main types of Leucorrhoea:
This condition commonly takes place in females during their puberty, in pregnancy and in newly born infants, generally signifying hormonal imbalance. It may occur before menstrual cycle, during sexual activity or while ovulation in adults and for few months after birth of infants due to exposure to various hormones while being in the womb. Physiological leucorrhoea is normal to happen and it does not require any medication in most cases.
Pathological leucorrhoea occurs due to infection or disorder in female reproductive tract. The discharge can be viscous in appearance, sometimes composed of blood, having unpleasant odour, followed by itching, pain and swelling. This condition can introduce fertility problems and requires immediate medical attention.
Major symptoms of Leucorrhoea are as follows:
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