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White Discharge Per Vaginum: Know All You Wanted To

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Although vaginal discharge is normal under most conditions, it becomes a cause of concern when there is a difference in odor or texture of the discharge.

75% women experience at least one kind of vaginal yeast infection in a lifetime. [1]

- Vaginal discharge is considered normal if the woman is ovulating, breast-feeding, or is sexually aroused.
- Discharge in pregnancy may have different odor but is not abnormal.
- Pelvic examination by the doctor can confirm the condition.

There are multiple reasons for the vaginal discharge which include:
- Use of Antibiotic
- Steroids
- Cervical Cancer
- Diabetes
- Yeast Infections
- Vaginitis

Symptoms:

Symptoms of the vaginal discharge can be noted by observing the color and texture of the discharge from the vagina. Difference in color and texture indicates different types of conditions.
- Thick White discharge- indicates yeast infection
- Yellowish or cheesy discharge, Swelling and pain around vulva indicates Bacterial vaginosis
- Itching and burning sensation indicates trichomoniasis
- Redness

Treatment:

Treatment varies according to the condition.
- Discharge due to Yeast Infection of vagina: This can be treated by applying medicine into the vagina. It can also be treated by oral medicine.
- Discharge due to Bacterial Infection: It is treated by an oral antibiotic pill.

Selfcare:
Maintaining personal hygiene

Medication:
Doctors may prescribe oral or vaginal medications based on the infection.

Specialists: At mfine, we carefully study the condition and prioritize a treatment program which would be most fruitful

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