The symptoms of lucorrhea
Leucorrhoea or leukorrhea is a state or a condition that affects the vaginal region in women. This condition is also known as the ‘whites’ because a white discharge is released. Generally, this white discharge helps in flushing out bacteria and other microbes that enter the body. The discharge is generally, pale white or clear in color and odorless, but at times, the discharge can be of different colors, depending on the composition.
If the composition has desquamated epithelium and mucus, then the color of the discharge is bluish-white, it is yellow and greenish yellow due to pus and bacteria. It can also be a chocolate color or blood-colored due to old or fresh blood. It occurs during pregnancy as a thin, sticky milky substance which doesn’t have an odour. The amount of vaginal discharge increases as pregnancy progresses. It can also occur in women who are not pregnant and in female infants for two or three weeks post-natal owing to their exposure to estrogen during foetal development.
Try not to be confused with Infections;
Extremely heavy vaginal secretion is a sign of imbalance, but is definitely not an infection. Just the same, it does create an excessively moist condition that is ideal for the development of vaginal infections. As there are bacteria on the skin, in the mouth and in the intestines, so too there are many bacteria present in the normal healthy vagina. At times, however, this natural balance is disrupted and infections develop. Vaginal infections, though, are not to be confused with leucorrhoea. In the case of infection, there is not only abnormal discharge, but also mild or severe itching, burning of the area around the vagina (vulva), irritation of the vagina itself and, occasionally, more frequent urination. The main index of infection is the nature of the discharge itself. However,
The two most common sources of infection
Monilia or yeast infections - the discharge is thick and white, and may look like cottage cheese or curd. It has a smell like baking bread, and this negative association can make a woman feel sick at the mere smell of food. Monilia infections are also very itchy and irritating to the whole vagina and vulva.
Trichomonas - is present in the bodies of both men and women, and about fifty percent of women have this organism in their vaginas, but often without any discomfort. When the trichomonas population grows too large, it gives a thin, foamy discharge that is yellowish-green or gray and is identified by the extremely unpleasant odor. Vaginal infections are extremely common. It is a rare woman who does not pick up such an infection at least once in her lifetime. These disorders are in no way to be classed with such virulent diseases as syphilis or gonorrhoea, and there is absolutely no cause for shame or humiliation.
Commonly observed symptoms of lukorrhea are;
The symptoms of the disease are excessive vaginal discharge, pain in the thighs and calf muscles and burning micturition etc. Leucorrhoea itself is a natural increase in vaginal discharge but it can become bothersome and disruptive to the normal life of a female. Many factors can contribute to the cause, and some symptoms may be indications of a more serious condition.
Leucorrhoea is thick or thin whitish sticky vaginal discharge. If the leucorrhoea is caused due to an infection, the discharge is yellowish or greenish in colour and has a very foul smell. The patient with leucorrhoea usually presents with excessive itching, soreness and swelling of oedema. Presence of white discharge is noticed on the undergarments. Pain in the low back, abdomen, calf and thigh muscles is also one of the important characteristic symptom of leucorrhoea .
Burning in the genital tract, with burning urination and frequent urge to urinate. Patient presents with Weakness, lethargy due to profuse discharge. Painful sexual activity may be due to intense burning and soreness of the genital tract.
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