The better a woman knows your body, the easier it is to monitor its health and beauty. But such a spicy theme as vaginal discharge, it is not customary to discuss in a friendly circle, and not many decide to visit a gynecologist as soon as you suspect something is wrong.
Vaginal discharge is a physiological norm. Their mere presence does not speak about corruption or some pathological process. The number, consistency and even color depend on the age of the woman, characteristics of the hormonal profile, sexual life and other factors.
Usually vaginal discharge appear in girls 10-12 years old. They signaled the beginning of growing up and hormonal changes. Typically, the release liquid or mucous, transparent, whitish or yellowish, nearly odorless. They moisturize the vaginal walls and to protect it from infections. As soon as the girl established a regular menstrual cycle, the character of discharge will change depending on its phase.
In addition to color selections, you should also pay attention to their texture, smell and quantity. Selection may be liquid, gelatinous, cheesy or foamy.
White discharge from the vagina
White discharge (leucorrhoea) of uniform consistency, usually appear in women in the first phase of the menstrual cycle. In the period of ovulation, their number increases, and the color can purchase a beige shade. In the end, Beli can purchase cream or Keselamatan structure.
Beli stand out from the more abundant the vagina during sexual excitement, after sex or during pregnancy (especially first trimester). It should be remembered that normally they don’t cause women are itching, burning or other discomfort. Otherwise, we can talk about vaginal candidiasis (thrush). Its distinguishing feature rich cheesy yellowish-white discharge that cause severe itching of the genital organs.
Highlighting yellow shades of one of the variants of the norm, but if the color is too unusual for you, or they are accompanied by pain in the abdomen, itching and burning of the vagina, it can be a signal of activity of pathogenic microbes.
To provoke yellow vaginal discharge can bacteria Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Escherichia coli or Proteus. Also, the reason may be a reduction in immunity, medications, infection, allergic reactions, wearing synthetic underwear or breach of rules of intimate hygiene. Some sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia, trichomoniasis) are accompanied by yellow discharge and may be asymptomatic.
Brown discharge from the vagina (unless they appear directly before menstruation or after it) most often indicate a pathological process, and are the basis for a complete gynaecological examination.
If brown discharge appeared at the women in the beginning of the cycle, this may indicate injury of the cervix or vagina. Also to blame may be the hormonal contraceptives (most often this phenomenon is observed in a period of adjustment or withdrawal of the drug).
Mid cycle brown discharge can speak of ovulation or conception, and about the pathological processes of the uterus (fibroids, benign or malignant tumor, etc.). At the end of cycle brown discharge may be periods that began before time.
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Red spotting from the vagina
If the bleeding is from the vagina are not menstruating, or has not appeared after defloration, it should be a cause for immediate treatment to the doctor. Often they are a symptom of sexually transmitted infection or pathological changes of the uterus (endometriosis, polyposis, etc.).
Alarming appearance of red discharge during pregnancy. Even if in addition to them, a woman does not feel any discomfort, discharge can indicate the wrong location or premature detachment of the placenta, threatened miscarriage.
Greenish vaginal discharge are due to excessive levels of white blood cells, which speaks about inflammatory process in the cervix, fallopian tubes or ovaries. If the cause of pathology bacteria have become, talking about bacterial vaginosis and a violation of the microflora of the vagina. This disease requires immediate treatment. It can be recognized by the characteristic smell of the secretions (rotten fish) and sticky structure.
Trichomoniasis can also cause green discharge in women. In most cases, it is asymptomatic, because you can confirm the diagnosis only in laboratory conditions.
As you can see, the concept of normal vaginal discharge quite relative, and therefore if the woman appeared even the slightest doubt in his health, she should immediately sign up for gynecological consultation. Color, amount and consistency of the discharge alone could not be a sign of any particular disease.