White Discharge Per Vagina: Everything to know
Vaginitis is the most common gynecologic complaint.
Bacterial vaginosis is common in women aged 15-44. 
- Children (2-6 years) and women (reproductive and postmenopausal)
- Physical examination (pelvic and external genital)
- Bacterial vaginosis (thin, gray discharge with a fishy odor)
- Trichomonas infection (frothy, yellow-green discharge causing vulvovaginal soreness)
- Candidal vaginitis (cottage cheese like white discharge that increases a week before menses)
Normally, when estrogen levels are high, some vaginal discharge occurs which is commonly milky white. Itâ€™s odorless and non-irritating. When vaginitis occurs, the white discharge from the vagina is evaluated to determine the efficacy of probiotics. This evaluation is important when thereâ€™s symptomatic white discharge per vagina (WDPV). With the help of oral probiotics, the normal vaginal pH levels can be restored.
- Check for color and odor of vaginal discharge
People may experience:
- Pruritus (itching), burning, irritation, pelvic pain, color, and odor discharge
- Fever or chills and abdominal pain
Self-care: Keep genitals clean, avoid using soaps and feminine hygiene sprays, maintain good perineal hygiene.
Medications: For itching, topical corticosteroids (eg, 1% hydrocortisone bid prn) can be applied to the vulva, but not into the vagina. Oral antihistamines lessen itching and cause drowsiness, helping patients sleep.
Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician or a gynecologist. At mfine, weâ€™re here to help you with different areas of health issues; come on board for a holistic treatment program.