Female private part discharge comes from glands inside your private part and cervix. These glands produce small amounts of fluid also known as private part secretions.
The fluid flows out of the private part each day, cleansing old cells that have lined the private part. This is a completely natural process it’s your body’s way of keeping your private part healthy and clean.
While private part discharge can be annoying, often staining and occasionally ruining those favorite panties, it is a perfectly natural bodily function and should not be tampered with unless problems arise. If something interferes with the delicate balance of private part secretions, uncomfortable, painful and even serious infection may occur.
Discharge varies from woman to woman. Some women have discharge every day, while others experience it less frequently. Normal female private part discharge is usually clear or milky and may have a subtle scent that is not unpleasant or foul smelling.
It’s also important to know that private part discharge changes over the course of a woman’s menstrual cycle. These changes in color and thickness are associated with ovulation and are natural.
But outside of normal changes associated with your cycle, other changes may not be normal. Your discharge may indicate an imbalance of healthy bacteria in your private part which can be a sign that all is not well.
Types of Female Private Part Discharge and what they signify:
1. Milky or white with no odour: This is a normal discharge and there are no issues at all.
2. Thick white discharge: This signifies a yeast infection. The symptoms are:
b. burning sensation.
d. Pains when urinating and during intercourse.
e. Redness & rashes around the private part.
If anyone is experiencing such, please see your doctor for medications..
3. White,Yellow, Grey Discharge: This signifies bacterial vaginosis. The symptoms are;
a. Fishy odour.
4. Yellow or green thick discharge: This signifies trichomoniasis. The symptom is an offensive foul odour.
5. Cloudy yellow: This signifies gonorrhea. The symptom is pelvic pain.
6. Brown or red discharge: This signifies irregular menstruation or something serious. The symptoms are: Pelvic pain and bleeding from the private part.
How to prevent further occurrences:
1. Use condoms, especially with new partners.
2. Have an annual pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. It’s only uncomfortable for a minute.
3. Keep the private part area dry and clean with regular bathing, showering and gentle wiping from front to back after urination or defecation.
4. Avoid harsh soaps, feminine sprays, powders, chemicals or douches around the private part area. They can may upset the Ph balance and kill important bacteria.
5. Avoid deodorized pads especially those brands that can be perceived before you use it.
6. Wear absorbent cotton underwear, and save the synthetic ones for special occasions unless they have a cotton crotch piece.
7. Use products designed specifically for private part lubrication. Avoid petroleum jelly or other household lubricants.
8. Eat a healthy, well balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids. Yoghurts helps to prevent yeast infections.
9. If treating an infection, use sanitary pads or panty liners and avoid intercourse.
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