Abnormal Vaginal Discharge – Colour, Consistency, Smell or Volume

Every female has a normal vaginal discharge which will vary in consistency, colour and amount throughout your menstrual cycle.

However, there are times when deviations from your normal vaginal discharge may be a sign of infection.


Different in Colour, Consistency, Smell or Volume.

Abnormal vaginal discharge may be different in colour, consistency, smell or volume.

You may sometimes notice yellowish, greenish or brownish vaginal discharge.

It may be thicker in consistency or greater in volume. It may also have an unpleasant vaginal odour.

These are all signs of abnormal vaginal discharge and likely indicate a vaginal infection.


What are the Causes of  Abnormal Vaginal Discharge?

Vaginal infections can be sexually transmitted or non-sexually transmitted.


a) Non-Sexually Transmitted

The most common vaginal infections leading to abnormal vaginal discharge in women are non-sexually transmitted.

Bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections are the top two vaginal infections in women worldwide.


Bacterial Vaginosis & Yeast Infections

Bacterial vaginosis may cause increased volumes of watery, foul-smelling discharge. Yeast infections may give rise to thick, clumpy or cheesy whitish discharge accompanied by itching or soreness. Also Read: Bacterial Vaginosis


b) Non-Sexually Transmitted

However, if you have had an unprotected sexual exposure, sexually transmitted infections may be the cause of your abnormal vaginal discharge.


Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are two of the most common sexually transmitted infections that present with abnormal discharge. It is important for you to be diagnosed and treated early, as delayed treatment can result in a bad infection which spreads to your womb and fallopian tubes, resulting in inflammation, scarring, and even infertility. Read Also: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease


Diagnosis & Treatment

Your doctor will speak to you further about your abnormal vaginal discharge. When your doctor examines you, a swab test may be done in order to confirm the cause of your abnormal vaginal discharge.

Treatment of abnormal vaginal discharge is targeted at the underlying infection. It may come in the form of oral medications, topical creams or pessaries which are inserted into the vaginal canal.

If you are experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge, speak to your doctor today. Abnormal vaginal discharge is a common but very treatable problem.


Take Care Gal Friends

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