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White Discharge Per Vagina: Everything to know

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Vaginitis is the most common gynecologic complaint.

Bacterial vaginosis is common in women aged 15-44. [1]

- 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. It’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 there’s symptomatic white discharge per vagina (WDPV). With the help of oral probiotics, the normal vaginal pH levels can be restored.
Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable:
- 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

Treatment:

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, we’re here to help you with different areas of health issues; come on board for a holistic treatment program.

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