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Types of Vaginal Discharge

Different discharges

For any woman of reproductive age presence of vaginal discharge is considered a norm. Physiological vaginal discharge (i.e. natural for a healthy organism) may be mucous, watery, fluid, whitish, thick milky/creamy or slightly cream-colored or yellowish. [click to continue…]

Different types of discharge

Normally, vaginal discharge is either transparent or whitish. Pink discharge is associated with slight bleeding. It can be caused by three physiological and at least seven pathological factors. Discovering the etiology of pink discharge before period is vital for woman’s health, since pink discharge can accompany sexually transmitted diseases and even oncopathology. [click to continue…]

Clear discharge before period – constitutes a norm. Its main component is cervical mucus. The structure and external look of discharge varied depending on the stage of its production. Due to its unique composition, vaginal discharge performs two functions – protective and auxiliary, at fertilization. [click to continue…]

Normally, vaginal discharge is observed throughout the whole menstrual cycle. Between periods it is usually transparent and does not have any specific smell. Brown discharge before period can be determined by both physiological and pathological factors. The first type of discharge includes ovulation and implantation bleeding, as well as bleeding associated with the organism’s response to the intake of hormonal contraceptives. We also distinguish between three groups of anomalous brown vaginal discharge. [click to continue…]

Mucus discharge is inherent in all women during their reproductive years. It can vary in color and consistency, get scanty or abundant due to physiological cyclic changes or pathological factors. A woman doesn’t have to become a medical professional to be able to tell normal cervical mucus from abnormal mucous vaginal discharge. Monitoring your vaginal secretions on a regular basis, you are getting quite a clear idea about how healthy you are and can sound the alarm in time if something goes wrong. [click to continue…]

Chlamydia discharge is not the only typical symptom of Chlamydia infection but, at the same time, this most frequently reported sexually transmitted disease in the USA is tricky enough to progress without symptoms at all. Actually, chlamydial genital infection has an asymptomatic course in 7 women out of 10. Meanwhile, if you are experiencing any suspicious signs of a STI, it’s better to compare them with those typical for Chlamydia in order to get any initial idea of what your condition might be caused by. Let’s throw more light on this specific issue. [click to continue…]

Yeast infection discharge is the most typical symptom of vaginal fungal infection, most commonly caused by the fungus Candida albicans. Vaginal yeast infections are very wide-spread. 75% of women have it at least once due to weak immunity. Since it doesn’t belong to STI (it can be transmitted during sex but rather rarely), risk group of women who can get infected, is considerably larger than with STDs. Let’s find out how to distinguish yeast infection thanks to abnormal discharge and accompanying symptoms. [click to continue…]

Vaginal bacterial infection (vaginal bacteriosis, bacterial vaginosis) is diagnosed in 62-65% of female patients with inflammatory processes in reproductive organs and in 46% of pregnant women. Bacterial vaginosis is a risk factor for the development of serious pathologies in the reproductive tract. It’s considered that the disease can be sexually transmitted. At least statistics show that sexually active women get infected with bacterial vaginosis more frequently. Let’s highlight the most important facts in regards to this common female condition. [click to continue…]

Yeast infection symptoms indicate certain disorders in your organism, especially if they tend to reoccur. The fungus, causing thrush, is found even in healthy vagina but its low pH prevents propagation of the microorganisms. However, various factors may make the vaginal medium more favorable for yeast infections. Pain, itching, burning and clumpy discharge are caused by waste products of thrush fungus or other microorganisms. [click to continue…]

Cervical mucus is an important secrete, produced by cervical glands. Its amount and consistency depend on the menstrual cycle and are regulated by the variation of basic hormone levels in the female organism. Estrogen is the main stimulator of secretion. We distinguish between 4 stages of mucous discharge: “dry days”, thick mucus, watery discharge and “egg white”. Disturbance in their order of appearance and average duration may be indicative to various diseases and provoke infertility. [click to continue…]