White discharge

When white vaginal discharge is normal

Women often experience vaginal discharge but it is weak and unnoticeable.

Under certain conditions, however, they intensify and can cause severe stress in the woman, whether this is a sign of some pathology.

In most cases there is no cause for concern and vaginal discharge does not require medical intervention.

The most common cases of normal white vaginal discharge are:

During sexual arousal and after sexual contact – the discharge of white liquid from the vagina after sex can last for about 24 hours.

If nothing else bothers you and you have no other complaints, you do not need to contact your gynecologist, as a standard examination will not help to find the specific cause of the discharge.

• Appearance of more abundant white-yellow vaginal discharge in the second phase of the cycle, around the time of ovulation. And during ovulation itself, the discharge becomes abundant, watery and mucous.

It usually lasts 1-2 days and does not require any treatment as it is due to the normal cyclical hormonal changes in the female body.

During pregnancy – especially in the first trimester, due to hormonal changes, the frequency and volume of white discharge increases sharply. And that is why most expectant mothers cannot do without daily bandages. This is nothing to worry about and the currents will stop on their own. Only the appearance of blood or brown spots in the white discharge is dangerous.

When to seek medical help

• The white vaginal discharge is accompanied by an unpleasant smell;
• During the discharge of the white discharge or after you feel itching;
• By sores appear on the mucous membrane of the labia;

How to help yourself with white discharge

Female genitals require very careful care. Many of us do not maintain good enough hygiene of our genitals and because of this various inflammatory processes develop.

First of all, mistakes are made during washing.

Washing the vagina should be done from the front to the back, otherwise you risk introducing fecal bacteria from the rectal area into your vagina.

Washing should be done only with plain clean water, and if you wish you can also use soap, but only children’s soap.

You can also use special douches or gels for intimate care, which are available in pharmacies.

Frequent use of vaginal douches is not necessary, so you will not protect yourself from pregnancy.

Therefore, the only thing you can achieve is to disturb the delicate balance of the microflora of your vagina, thus putting it at risk of infections.

However, if you have white, curd-like vaginal discharge, itchy skin and cannot see a doctor, you can use antiseptic solutions or vaginal douches to restore the balance of vaginal microflora.

You can also use herbs at your own risk, as they are known to be the strongest allergens.

Also, lubricants can cause an allergic skin reaction. Even moisturizers that are water-based can cause white discharge and itching.

Another common allergen is condom, and latex allergy is not uncommon.

The cause of allergic reactions and hand soap, which with a high ph to destroy germs, but dries out the delicate skin of the vagina.

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