Vaginal Discharge

A bit of white discharge, at the beginning or end of your menstrual cycle, is normal. However, if the discharge is accompanied by itching and has a thick, cottage cheese-like consistency or appearance, it’s not normal and needs treatment. A clear and watery discharge is perfectly normal. brown or bloody discharge can be a sign of endometrial or cervical cancer. Ifibroids or abnormal growths. This is why it’s important to get a yearly pelvic exam and Pap smear.

  • Bacterial vaginosisis common bacterial infection. With vaginal discharge that has a strong, foul, smell
  • Trichomoniasis caused by a protozoan .result in a yellow or green discharge that has a foul odor. With Pain, inflammation, and itching
  • A yeast infection is a fungal infection that produces white, cottage cheese-like discharge with  burningand itching sensations.:
  • Gonorrhea and chlamydia are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that can produce an abnormal discharge.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)is an infection spread by sexual contact.  when bacteria spread up the vagina and reproductive organs. It may produce a heavy, foul-smelling discharge.

Home care for vaginal discharge

To prevent infections, practice good hygiene and wear breathable cotton underwear. Don’t use doches, as they can make discharge worse by removing useful bacteria. Also, practice safe sex and use protection to avoid STIs.