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.