Creamy Or Watery Types Of Vaginal Discharge, Which Is More Dangerous?

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Creamy or watery types of vaginal discharge, do you know which is more dangerous? Can you recognise infections by observing the colour of your vaginal discharge? Read on.

The most important part of the woman's body is the vagina

The most important organ in the woman's body is the vagina. It is the passageway between the inner reproductive organ and the outside of the body. The vagina has a chemical makeup with an acidic pH balance, which helps it fight infections. Like the process in which Saliva helps keep the mouth clean, the vagina has a similar process which helps clean itself through secretions. Any conflict between the vagina and its normal secretion can cause infections.

Normal vaginal discharge

A vaginal discharge can occur through vaginal secretions. Though this is a normal thing, do pay attention to what the discharge looks like, because not all discharge is perfectly okay. A normal discharge should be clear, cloudy whitish/yellowish against clothing. It can contain whitish fleck or thin and stringy. The appearance of discharge reflects whatever is going on in your body at that moment, be it pregnancy, sexual arousal, menstruation, or presence of certain medications such as birth control.

Effects of menstrual circle

It is possible you notice differences in vaginal discharge during your menstrual circle. It appears to be clearer and with increased wetness. During this period, there are mostly fluctuations in the pH balance, therefore making the vagina more susceptible to infections. During menstruation, you should be very aware of what your discharge looks like.

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Signs of infection

Changes in the colour of discharge could be as a result of infection, but do not be ashamed, as such infections are very common. Most women experience it at least once in their lifetime. Some of the most common symptoms of infections include; rash, itching, or soreness after discharge, sharp burning during urination, clumpy discharge, or foul odour coming from the vagina. If you observe any of this, get yourself a medical check up right away.

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The use of perfumes/body sprays on panties, washing the vagina with germicides or some other soaps can also cause infection. Some of these infections may not be quickly observed, making oral sex really risky. Here is a link of solutions to infections that can occur in the vagina, how to care for your vagina, and finally how to treat medication resistant infections. If you find this post useful, please share!

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