Discharge bothers women and girls quite often. Almost everyone, at least once in their life, notices vaginal discharge and even an unpleasant odor. It is important to know the symptoms and causes of such discharge and how to deal with it. After all, the health of women is the health of future generations.
Symptoms, causes of discharge and what to fear
You should never panic! Remember that it is not always the case that discharge, even with odor and color, appears due to the presence of infections. The cause may be dysbiosis. Don't sound the alarm right away. The main thing is to contact a specialist, undergo an examination and get qualified help.
Unpleasant symptoms, namely discharge, can occur at any stage of the menstrual cycle (the only exception is menstruation itself). They can be light in color, quite liquid, but odorless and not accompanied by itching. The fact is that during ovulation, a liquid can be released that has a fairly mucous consistency. Quite often, in the middle of the cycle, the number of such secretions can increase markedly, which is considered the norm.
It is important to know that the discharge associated with the presence of pathologies and infections will definitely declare itself. Itching, odor, and color changes from white or grayish to yellow, and in some cases green.
Most often, girls turn to specialists with complaints of white cheesy discharge, accompanied by an unpleasant odor. In most cases, the cause is candidiasis (thrush). Treatment should be started after examination (smear) and diagnosis.
Another disease that is accompanied by similar symptoms, only the color of the discharge will be gray or green - vaginosis. Moreover, in the presence of this disease, the symptoms will intensify several times after intercourse. To make a diagnosis, you need to take a smear and only after that you will receive the necessary treatment recommendations.
Discharge of yellow color, smell, as well as the presence of pain during urination and intercourse, in some cases, and redness in the genital area - all this indicates trichomaniasis. The specialist will prescribe a general smear, and then make recommendations.
Diseases can be avoided
To avoid diseases that can be transmitted during intercourse, it is worth adhering to a few simple rules:
- only one permanent partner;
- daily and correct hygiene;
- do douching and baths only on the recommendation of a specialist;
- you can not self-medicate, and you need to take any drugs only as prescribed by a doctor.