My Leucorrhea is Itchy?

    Leukorrhea is a normal condition occurring within several months to a year of the onset of menses in adolescent girls and is sometimes present in newborn girls, usually lasting one to two months. However, in many cases, leukorrhea is a sign of infection, especially when the discharge is yellow or green, has an offensive odour, and is accompanied by irritation, itching, pain, or tissue inflammation.

   Itching or irritation anywhere on the body can cause discomfort. But when it occurs in an area as sensitive as the vagina and vulva (the labia, clitoris, and vaginal opening), it can be especially uncomfortable. Most genital itching and irritation isn't a major concern. But because they can be symptoms of an infection, it's always a good idea to call your health care provider.

What causes leukorrhea during pregnancy?

   When you’re expecting, an increase in estrogen levels causes increased blood flow to the pelvic area. More blood flow stimulates the body's mucous membranes, leading to an increase in vaginal discharge in early pregnancy and beyond. And it has an important purpose: Pregnancy discharge removes dead cells from the vagina, protects the birth canal from infection and maintains a healthy balance of bacteria in the vagina. When you become pregnant, your body undergoes a variety of changes. One of the first changes you may experience is in your vaginal discharge. It is important to be aware of what is considered normal during pregnancy and to inform your health care provider about any changes that may appear abnormal.

   Abnormal leukorrhea may be caused by infections with bacteriayeast, or other microorganisms. For example, many sexually transmitted diseases, which involve the transmission of viruses or bacteria and include diseases such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, are major causes of leukorrhea. These diseases lead to infection of the cervix, which is indeed one of the most common gynecological disorders. The infection has a tendency to irritate the mucus glands of the cervix, causing them to secrete an excess of mucousmixed with pus. Leukorrhea is also a sign of vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina), which is often caused by infection with the fungus Candida albicans or by infection with the protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Infection with these organisms may give rise to an irritating discharge that is often quite resistant to treatment. A tampon, diaphragm, or other foreign object left too long in the vagina can also cause leukorrhea. Douching is not recommended, since this practice often disturbs the balance of normal vaginal flora, thereby exacerbating infection. A clinical examination to determine the cause of the discharge is necessary. Treatment is aimed at eliminating the underlying cause and typically involves administration of an antimicrobial agent

 

    Note: Leukorrhea is a fairly common form of vaginal discharge, especially early in pregnancy.

     Leukorrhea is a mild, odorless discharge from the vagina that is clear or milky in color. Many times women think that having it means that they have a vaginal infection. It does not alone indicate a vaginal infection. There are a lot of pregnancy symptoms that don't make the top ten list in terms of how much you enjoy them, leukorrhea is one of those symptoms.

  These changes may indicate an infection or a need for further investigation. In some cases experiencing leukorrhea can mean that you should be tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI). You will normally have a routine screening in early pregnancy, but if you ever experience new symptoms, be sure to ask for additional screening, no matter what point you're at in your pregnancy. Some health conditions may also make a woman more likely to get a yeast infection. A weakened immune system.

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