Leukorrhea also spelled leucorrhoea is the medical name for normal vaginal discharge. It is generally thick and sticky and can be yellow or white but it doesn’t cause any pain, itching, irritation or burning.
It is very common condition in women of reproductive age. At first instance, when women experience vaginal discharge, embarrassing she feels and worried too as to why they are going through this problem. Though majority of the women think of it as a disease, it is a sign of just an infection usually.
It is normal to experience vaginal discharge few days before women first period, just before periods and during a sexual fantasy. Some amount of vaginal discharge is normal for vaginal lubrication.
What are the signs and symptoms?
Leukorrhea can be an uncomfortable condition for women due to these Symptoms:
Fish like smelly vaginal discharge
Cramps in lower abdomen
pain while urinating
Pain and bleeding during or after sex
Causes of Leukorrhea
Some common conditions that might result into leukorrhea include:
Unprotected sexual intercourse
Poor maintenance of hygiene in intimate areas
When to call a professional
Most women experience discharge during pregnancy, and there is nothing to be worried about it. It is necessary to consult the doctor if you have the following.
Copious (large quantity).
A further investigation is required if above symptoms appear as these are the sign of an infection.
In some cases, experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge then that can mean that the person should be tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
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