1. How do you know you have leucorrhoea?
Leucorrhoea is a white discharge from the vagina and is a normal occurrence for many women. However, it can turn abnormal when the colour of the discharge turns yellow, green or red, and accompanies a foul smell with an itching/burning sensation in the vagina. If you think you may have these symptoms, consult a gynaecologist on MFine who will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis of your condition immediately.
2. What are the causes of leucorrhoea?
Leucorrhoea is caused as a result of increased blood flow to the vagina due to elevated estrogen levels. Causes of leucorrhoea in pregnancy include fluctuation in hormone levels and changes to the cervix. However, abnormal leucorrhoea is caused by many factors such as bacterial and fungal vaginal infections, diabetes, vaginal irritation, sexually transmitted diseases, cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, yeast infections, douches, tampons, diaphragms and other penetrable contraceptive devices and many more.
3. How can I stop white discharge?
White vaginal discharge in many ways is normal in a woman and in fact, helps to flush out toxins and dead cells while preventing vaginal infections. However, when leucorrhoea turns abnormal is when it is of concern. Aggressive leucorrhoea treatments may include the administration of antibiotics or anti-microbial agents to stop the excess or abnormal discharge. Some other leucorrhoea home remedies include the frequent washing of the vaginal areas, wearing cotton or breathable undergarments that absorb sweat and don’t retain moisture, reducing the use of penetrable menstrual and contraceptive devices, and maintaining good personal hygiene.
4. Is daily discharge normal?
Yes. Every woman experiences some amount of daily vaginal discharge. This discharge is usually whitish and has a thin, light texture. However, if the discharge turns milky or sticky and has a yellowish-green, red or black tinge, and also has a foul-smelling odour, it is best to seek medical assistance immediately. Moreover, if the discharge is profuse and requires a sanitary pad, consult a gynaecologist as soon as possible for further diagnosis.
5. What is the best leucorrhoea treatment in allopathy medicine?
Leucorrhoea treatment in allopathy medicine is predominantly aimed at curing the underlying infection in the vagina. Antibiotics or anti-microbial agents are some of the best leucorrhoea medicines to treat bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal creams in gel form are also given to patients to treat yeast infections.
6. What are leucorrhoea symptoms and treatment options available in India?
Common abnormal leucorrhoea symptoms include Abdominal pain or weakness in the abdomen area, constipation, burning or itching sensations in the genital areas, headaches, bad-smelling vaginal discharge, lower back pain & calf pain, menstrual cramps and frequent urination. Treatment options include the administration of antibiotics and antifungal medications to treat common infections that cause abnormal leucorrhoea. In addition, plenty of home remedies are available to treat and prevent the recurrence of leucorrhoea in a sustainable manner. Consult a gynaecologist on MFine to discuss some leucorrhoea treatment options that are best suited to your case.
7. What is the best home remedy for leucorrhoea?
Maintaining proper hygiene and vaginal cleanliness is a home remedy for leucorrhoea that doctors mostly recommend to patients who are suffering from leucorrhoea abnormalities. Wearing breathable comfortable cotton undergarments, thoroughly washing the vagina after activities like exercising, swimming, showering and urinating help in keeping the vagina free from infection.
8. What is the best medicine for leucorrhoea?
Medicines to treat abnormal leucorrhoea vary depending on the underlying cause. Medicines include antifungal or antibacterial pills and vaginal creams and gels to help prevent infections in the vagina. However, before taking any medication, it is recommended to consult your gynaecologist about the best medicine for leucorrhoea suited specifically to your symptoms and diagnosis.
9. What are some abnormal leucorrhoea pregnancy symptoms?
Leucorrhoea is normal during pregnancy but when it turns abnormal and can indicate a complication in the pregnancy. Some abnormal leucorrhoea pregnancy symptoms include the change in colour of discharge – whitish to yellow and sometimes green or blood-stained; change in the smell of discharge – mild smelling to a foul odour; and lastly an itching or burning sensation in the vagina and the swelling of the vulva in some cases. If you’re currently pregnant and are exhibiting these symptoms, it is advised to consult a gynaecologist immediately for the safety of yourself and your baby.