It is normal for women of childbearing age to have vagina discharge. In Asian communities it is often referred to as “white discharge”. It begins from the onset of puberty and ends after menopause.
Your discharge can be clear or milky, white and odorless. When the white vaginal discharge is exposed to air, it leaves a white or slightly yellow patch on the panties.
Functions of watery vaginal discharge:
It keeps your vagina clean and healthy. The secretions help to remove dead cells, mucus and bacteria from the vagina. You don’t have to do much when it comes to maintenance. Douching is not necessary.
The acidic pH of the discharge prevent the over population of yeast in the vagina. Therefore, white discharge acts as a shield against infections in the vagina and uterus.
This clear discharge provides lubrication during intercourse and makes sex pleasurable.
Vagina Discharge Causes
It is normal to have clear, watery, thick or stretchy vagina discharge during the following phases:-
Vaginal discharge during ovulation :- As you near ovulation (12-16 days after the start of your menstruation) vaginal mucus becomes more slippery and wet. It looks and feels like raw egg white. You can stretch the discharge between two fingers
This egg white discharge is your most fertile stage if you are planning to get pregnant. It provides the best viscosity for the sperm to swim into the cervix and fertilize an egg.
Vaginal discharge during pregnancy :- Changes in vagina secretions can be as early as one to two weeks after conception. Even before you noticed that you have missed your period. As your pregnancy progresses the clear vagina mucus becomes thicker and increase in quantity. It is heaviest near the end of your pregnancy.
Sexual Excitement :- When you are sexually aroused, the Bartholin glands along the vaginal walls release much more fluid. It is nature’s way of preparing your body for pleasurable sex.
Birth Control Pills :- Some birth control pills may contain progestin. This synthetic hormone can over stimulate your cervix, causing it to produce more watery vaginal discharge.
Emotionally stressed :- Stress cause hormonal imbalance in your body and vagina as well. Most women experienced heavy vaginal discharge when they are feeling stressed.
5 Pregnancy Discharge Colors
Here are the most common pregnancy discharge colors and what they mean.
Pregnancy Discharge Clear
Most commonly, pregnancy discharge is clear. Although it may be thicker than your usual, non-pregnant discharge, it will have a similar appearance. You may notice extra discharge soon after conception, lasting your entire pregnancy.
Pregnancy Discharge White, Creamy
Pregnancy discharge can be white and creamy with a milky appearance. This is usually normal. If your white discharge is clumpy, has a bad odor or is accompanied by itching, it may be caused by a yeast infection. If your pregnancy discharge is more of a grey color with a fishy odor, it could be a sign of bacterial vaginosis (BV). If you suspect an infection, get a diagnosis from your doctor.
Yellow discharge during pregnancy isn’t normal and could be a sign of infection. If that’s the case, you should contact your doctor to find the cause. Keep in mind that yellow on a pantyliner isn’t always discharge and may be leaked urine—which is common during pregnancy.
Green discharge during pregnancy is another sign of infection, especially when accompanied by a foul odor. Causes could include infections like chlamydia or trichomoniasis, which require treatment from a doctor ASAP.
Brown /Blood Streaked Vagina Discharge
During and immediately after menstruation, your vagina sheds endometrial cells. At this phase, you might notice blood streaks and clots in the discharge. This is normal.
And a day or two after your period has stopped, you will have brownish discharge which is dark brown and slippery. They are old blood remnants from your period.
Abnormal Vaginal Discharge
It is abnormal if your vagina discharge suddenly differs in:-
Quantity – increases or decreases in amount.
Color – greyish, green, yellow or brown in color.
Viscosity – frothy, or thick and pasty resembling cottage cheese.
Smell – foul smelling or ‘fishy vaginal odor’.
**Yellow or light green vaginal discharge which is thick and smelly could be trichomoniasis (trich) which is a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
If the abnormal discharge comes with vaginal itching, swelling, burning and inflammation, you could be having bacterial vaginosis or vagina yeast infection.
Abnormal Vagina Discharge – Home Remedies
If your abnormal discharge is caused by a mild infection, it is treatable with the following home remedies:-
Swipe the vulva with pads of cotton wool soaked in a warm brine solution. (One tablespoon of mineral salt to 4 cups of water) several times a day. Or try the sitz bath.
Dip a clean tampon in plain yogurt and insert into the vagina two or three times a day to ease the itching. Leave the tampon inside the vagina for about 20 minutes. Then, withdraw the tampon and rinse the vulva with cool water.
Try the above home remedies for two to three days. But if the symptoms persist, please go for a medical check up.
Herbal Remedies for Excessive Discharge
Excessive vaginal discharge can be a big sexual turn off. This set of manjakani pills and vagina wand is the best remedy for eliminating excessive vaginal wetness.
The manjakani pill is an oral supplement which you take 3 times a day to get rid of discharge and improve vagina tightness. As this pill is a herbal supplement, it treats the root cause of your vaginal problems. Results is gradual. But the effects is long term with continuous consumption.
You will notice reduced vagina wetness and better vagina grip on the penis after 3-6 weeks.
The wand gets rid of excessive vagina wetness, odor and itching and you get instant vagina tightening. Insert about 3/4 length (as long as you can hold the rod comfortably) inside the vagina.
Take it out after swiping inside the vagina for 2-3 minutes. You will see the vagina discharge sticking on it. GET ready for great sex. Surprised him with your strong grip on his manhood!
Warning : Do not leave the wand inside the vagina for more than 5 minutes. He will have a hard time penetrating you.
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