Vaginal discharge is a combination of fluid and cells continuously shed through your vagina. Normal vaginal discharge helps keep vaginal tissues healthy, provide lubrication and protect against infection and irritation. The amount, color and consistency of normal vaginal discharge varies — from whitish and sticky to clear and watery — depending on the stage of your reproductive (menstrual) cycle. Abnormal vaginal discharge — for instance, fluid with an unusual odor or appearance or discharge that occurs along with itching or pain — may be a sign that something's wrong.
HOW IS VAGINAL DISCHARGE DIAGNOSED?
A gynaecologist examines these symptoms and may do a swab test to check for the discharge along with ultrasound.
HOW IS VAGINAL DISCHARGE TREATED?
The treatment for Vaginal Discharge mainly involves medicated creams and home remedies such as ice pack or washcloth to relieve itching.
DID YOU KNOW?
Vaginal soreness and abnormal vaginal discharge can also be caused by overusing perfumed soaps, bubble baths and shower gels. There are several different types of vaginal discharge. These types are categorized based on their color and consistency. Some types of discharge are normal, but others may indicate an underlying condition that requires treatment.