Vaginal Discharge is a natural fluid and its color and texture can change depending on infections, diseases, or times of the month. If you are aware of the various colors vaginal discharge can turn, that will be a good sign for you if something turns wrong. Normal vaginal discharge has concrete purposes: moistening the vagina and helping to prevent infections. Normal vaginal fluids can vary in texture and colour but should be sticky and elastic, clear or white and should not have an unpleasant odour. Throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle the color, texture, and amount of vaginal fluids may vary for the reason of hormonal changes. So some changes are normal but some may indicate a problem.
Most Common Discharge Colors
Clear and Milky are normal colors of vaginal discharge. Some changes in the ammount and consistency may occur depending on what time of the month your body is going through. These changes are nothing to worry about.
Cottage Cheesy White can be a sign of a yeast infection. Yeast infections are simply an extra abundance of the yeast fungus. This condition is very common in women who are pregnant, have diabetes, or are on any type of antibiotics.
Grey vaginal discharge is a sign of bacterial vaginosis, accompanied by itching and a fishy smell. It is easily treated by taking antibiotics, usually prescribed in the form of pills.
Green or Yellow is a sign of a more serious condition called Trichomoniasis. This is also accompanied by a nasty odor. This disease can be caught from an usafe sexual act. Unfortunately, women can have this disease without even knowing it.
Patological Discharge Color Change
Changes in normal discharge can occur for many reasons, and the changes that show problems include:
● an increase in the amount of discharge
● change in odour, color or texture
● vaginal itching, burning, swelling, or brownish or pinkish discharge caused by vaginal
bleeding or spotting
● discharge accompanied by itching, rash or soreness persistent, burning during urination
● white, clumpy discharge
● grey/white or yellow/green
● discharge with a foul odor
Infections Causing Abnormal Vaginal Discharge
BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS Almost half of women with this infection display no symptoms at all.
TRICHOMONIASIS Women suffering from Trichomoniasis can also experience increased frequency or urination, inflamation of the vulva and vagina and itching.
MONILIA (YEAST) INFECTION Women suffering from a yeast infection often experience an increased amount of discharge, which is white and clumpy, redness, itching, and burning in the vaginal and vulvar areas.
VAGINITIS Women suffering Vaginitis may experience an abnormal, perhaps fouls melling discharge, itching or pain inside or outside the vagina, redness and swelling outside the vagina and pain during sex or when urinating.
PREMATURE RUPTURE OF THE MEMBRANES Pregnant women whose amniotic sac has ruptured slightly can experience a thin clear leakage from the vagina, rather than the flow or gush which is expected
Thing to remember
Necessary to know that he pH balance of the vagina is acidic, exactly that discourages infections from occurring. A healthy vagina produces secretions to cleanse itself, like saliva cleanses the environment of the mouth. Any interference with the delicate balance of vaginal secretions may provoke vulnerability of vagina to various infections.