Leucorrhoea is defined as thick whitish discharge from vagina. The fluid is produced by glands in the vaginal wall and cervix and drains from the opening of the vagina.
Vaginal discharge is normal, and causes of change in discharge include infection, malignancy, and hormonal changes. Leucorrhoea occurs before a girl has her first period and is also a sign of puberty.
Normal vaginal discharge is clear and odorless and pale milky color. An increase in the amount of vaginal discharge, an abnormal odor or consistency of the fluid, or pain that accompanies vaginal discharge are signs of infection.
In these following conditions an immediate medical attention is needed-
• If there is very severe discharge which is difficult to stop
• If the colour of discharge is yellow, green, brown in color
• If along with discharge there is itching in the vaginal area
Causes of Leucorrhoea
– Fungal infection ( yeast )causing infection in vaginal tract
– Sexually transmitted disease
– Unhygienic toilet habits
– Cervical polyp, cervical erosion
– Pelvic inflammatory disease
– Stress and tension
– Hormonal imbalance
– Chronic constipation
• Weakness and tiredness
• Pain in lumbar region, calves and dragging sensation in abdomen
• Intense itching,
• Proper sleep, exercise, fresh air, cleanliness.
• Well balanced diet
• Avoiding use of vaginal douches that kill the helpful micro-organisms thriving in vagina
• Maintain hygiene of the vaginal area. Avoid harsh soaps as they kill the helpful micro-organisms.
• Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
• Drinkig lot of fluids
• Wearing cotton clothing
• Avoiding use of perfumes and powders on geniatls
• Avoding stress
• Avoiding excess sugar , alchol and spicy food .
• Profuse acrid leucorrhea.
• Discharge is transparent and ropy.
• Worse during daytime and after menses.
• Relieved by washing with cold water.
• Profuse bluish leucorrhea.
• Worse at night.
• Acrid leucorrhea follows menses.
• Discharge is thick, tough and greenish.
• Milky leucorrhea.
• Leucorrhea with headache, colic and chilliness before menses.
• Leucorrhea with moth spots on forehead.
• Profuse leucorrhea and menses.
• Acrid brown leucorrhea.
• Bearing down sensation with urgent desire for passing stool.
• Congestion of uterus.
• Acrid leucorrhea causes itching within vulva, burning and swelling of labia.
• Yellowish leucorrhea.
• Worse between periods.
• Acrid watery leucorrhea.
• Vagina is dry.
• Bearing down pains worse in morning.
• Acrid, creamy leucorrhea causing burning.
• Pain in back with tired feeling.
• Patient seeks open air.
• Pale, profuse, thin and excoriating leucorrhea.
• Great weakness in back.
• Aversion to coitus.
• Greenish yellow leucorrhea.
• Intense itching in parts.
• Bearing down sensation as if everything would escape through vulva.
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