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What causes white discharge? Any Effects? Should we try to stop that?

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I am having white discharge. I consulted a doc. who told be its normal. however whats bothering me is that its continuous...I stops just 2 to 3 days before my periods and starts 2 to three days after the periods. I am married..28 years old but the issue is with me since 22. Moreover I want to know what causes the normal white discharge, not the infection ones? should we try to stop that? Has this normal discharge any bad effect like weakness, low bp as many people say so.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Hi, thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.

Vaginal mucosal cells secrete glycogen under the influence of estrogen. This gets converted to lactic acid by bacteria (Doderlein's bacilli) which normally resides in vagina. The amount of vaginal secretion varies with age. It increases during ovulation (14 days before menstruation). It varies according to estrogen level.

Excessive vaginal discharge need not be pathological. It could be hormonal. Leucorrhoea (white discharge) is a common complaint in women with child bearing age. Estrogen results in watery discharge while progesterone results in thick viscid secretion. The nature of the secretion is usually acidic and that is the natural defence mechanism of vagina against infection.
Unless there is infection (itching or smelly secretion) there is no need to worry.

But cervical smear examination must be done before ruling out the possibility of infection. Also you have to rule out Diabetes and anemia. If it is non infective (physiological) excessive discharge, then it does not require medical treatment. In some women excessive discharge can cause weakness. Leucorrhoea does not result in fall in BP.

I hope this is useful.
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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