When there is an excess amount of fluid discharge without blood from a woman’s vagina then it is called white discharge. White discharge can be normal or at times it could indicate some sort or abnormality like infection.
Normal White Discharge
When it is a normal white discharge then it consists of the vaginal gland secretion, cervical gland secretion, endocervical mucus or the presence of good bacteria in the vagina inducing the discharge. Normal vaginal secretion is natural and is used to clean up, lubricate and acts as a defense mechanism against various infections.
Menstrual cycle also increases the amount of fluid secreted that comes out of the vagina. During the period of egg maturation and ovulation there is normally an increase in white discharge, while the consistency thickens after the ovulation period.
How To Know It’s Normal?
Basically there are several indications to find out if the white discharge is normal.
Several condition of a woman’s physical and psychological condition causes abnormal white discharge.
When you see the above changes in the white discharge you have to be alert and immediately approach a doctor. If not managed properly, the infection will spread to the upper reproductive systems resulting in inflammation, clogging of tubes and channels of the reproductive system, finally leading to health hazards, infertility and sterility.
How to treat Abnormal White Discharge?
The abnormal white discharge can be controlled by adopting certain steps like keeping the vaginal area clean and hygienic, avoid common bathrooms and pools, using cotton underwear that fits instead of tight fitting ones and by generally avoiding stress.
If the above steps are not effective then approach a doctor who will prescribe medicines based on the cause of the white discharge. Even after that if the white discharge continuous then it may be due to some serious condition like cervical cancer and requires immediate investigation.