White Discharge in Women Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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London: Vaginal discharge is nothing to be embarrassed about, no matter how out of the ordinary it may seem. From pink to yellow, green and white, the vagina’s fluid can be a signal for what’s going on inside. Most of the time, a clear or white substance is harmless. But other consistencies, colors and smells can order a trip to the GP.


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An unusual discharge could be an easily treatable and common infection, such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush, a doctor has revealed. But in other cases, the unusual discharge may be an underlying sign of cervical cancer or even pregnancy.

Dr. Kathryn Basford, a GP in London from online pharmacy Zava, has commented on what different vaginal discharge colors say about your health. She told MailOnline: ‘Every woman and their body is different.

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‘So a lighter but not unpleasant smelling discharge could be normal for some women at different times in their menstrual cycle. ‘However, if the discharge becomes foul or fishy smelling then something may be amiss.

‘A fishy smell can be one of the most significant indicators of infection, specifically bacterial vaginosis or sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhea and chlamydia.

‘It’s important for women to listen when their body is talking to them, so if there is a noticeable difference in the smell of their vaginal discharge, the next step would be to seek medical attention.’ A change in the color of discharge is often the first sign of an of infection or similar. source

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