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Leucorrhoea | Cause | Prevention | Treatment | Medication

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

What is Leukorrhea?

Leukorrhea or (leucorrhoea British English) is a thick, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge. There are many causes of leukorrhea, the usual one being estrogen imbalance. The amount of discharge may increase due to vaginal infection, and it may disappear and reappear from time to time. This discharge can keep occurring for years, in which case it becomes more yellow and foul-smelling. It is usually a non-pathological symptom secondary to inflammatory conditions of the vagina or cervix. Vaginal discharge is normal, and causes of change in discharge include infection, malignancy, and hormonal changes. It sometimes occurs before a girl has her first period, and is considered a sign of puberty.

Cause of Leukorrhea?

Abnormal leukorrhea may be caused by infections with bacteria, yeast, 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.

Is it normal to have Leukorrhea?

Normal vaginal discharge during pregnancy is called leukorrhea and is thin, white, milky, and mild smelling. Leukorrhea is normal and nothing for you to worry about.

During pregnancy do not:

  • Use tampons- they can introduce new germs into the vagina.

  • Douche – this can interrupt the normal balance of healthy bacteria in the vagina and lead to infection.

  • Assume that it is a vaginal infection and it can be treated through Ayurveda.

During pregnancy do:

  • Use panty liners if it makes you more comfortable.

  • Notify your health care provider at your appointment of any changes.

What is abnormal vaginal discharge?

If the vaginal discharge is green or yellowish, strong-smelling, and/or accompanied by redness or itching, you may have a vaginal infection. One of the most common vaginal infections during pregnancy is candidiasis, also known as a yeast infection. Another cause of abnormal discharge could also be an STD.

Treatment of leucorrhoea?

Leukorrhea may be caused by sexually transmitted diseases; therefore, treating the STD will help treat the leukorrhea. It can be treated through Ayurveda.


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The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. These are only based on the study and practical performances. We do not recommend any of the above medicines to directly intake or to do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of kids-health and/or colic pain without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime.

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