Why do you have vaginal discharge?
Vaginal discharge is a natural and healthy part of the female anatomy. It’s your body’s natural way of keeping your vaginal area clean and protected. It’s common for discharge to increase in response to factors such as sexual desire and ovulation. Physical exertion, the use of birth control pills, and emotional stress can all induce discharge.
The most prevalent cause of abnormal vaginal discharge, on the other hand, is infection.
What Are the Symptoms of Vaginal Discharge Issues?
- a change in odour, especially one that is offensive
- a distinct colour, particularly anything greenish, greyish, or pus-like;
- a different texture, such as foamy or cottage cheese-like;
- Itching, burning, swelling, or redness in the vaginal area are all symptoms of a vaginal infection.
- spotting or bleeding in the vaginal area that isn’t linked to a monthly cycle
What color of vaginal discharge indicates?
Vaginal discharge is the fluid generated by tiny glands in the vagina and cervix. This fluid leaks out of the vaginal canal every day, eliminating old cells and debris and keeping the vaginal and reproductive system clean and healthy.
A clear, slick discharge is more likely before ovulation, during sexual excitement, and during pregnancy.
The most prevalent cause of pink discharge is premenstrual spotting. It could, however, be a sign of implantation bleeding in the early stages of pregnancy.
A small yellow colour in the discharge could indicate that there is nothing wrong with it. This is especially true if the colour change is exclusively attributable to dietary changes or the inclusion of dietary supplements.
Gray vaginal discharge is unsanitary, and it can indicate bacterial vaginosis, a common bacterial illness (BV).
White is available in a range of colours, including cream and pale yellow. If there are no other symptoms, white discharge is most likely an indication of healthy lubrication.
What are the causes of vaginal discharge?
- Vaginitis is an infection or irritation of the vaginal area caused by douches, lubricants, or ill-fitting clothing.
- Heavy vaginal discharge can be caused by hormonal imbalances caused by stress, nutrition, or underlying medical issues.
- Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal infection caused by a bacterial overgrowth.
- Sexual stimulation causes the body to respond in a variety of ways. Arousal stimulates the flow of blood to the genitals. As a result, the blood arteries dilate, pushing fluid to the vaginal walls’ surface. The arousal fluid is transparent, watery, and has a slick texture. During sex, this fluid helps to lubricate the vaginal canal.