Your Guide to Vaginal Discharge


Under normal healthy conditions, the vagina maintains a certain amount of secretion that helps keep it moist. An increase in vaginal discharge takes place during excitement, sexual activity, masturbation, and anxiety; between menstrual periods, the day just before a period, during illness, or when a woman is physically worn out. However, vaginal discharge becomes a problem if it increases so much as to consistently stain undergarments; if it is purulent or bloodstained; or if it causes itching, soreness or burning.
 
The vagina is kept healthy by a bacterium called doderlein bacillus that is found in the vaginal tract. It prevents infection by keeping the pH acidic. If you wash yourself too often with medicated soaps and detergents you can change your vagina’s pH, making it vulnerable to infection. Excessive use of deodorants and chemically-treated compounds often leads to fungal infections.


Abnormal Discharge Types


Color & Discharge Types

Causes & Other Symptoms

Yellowish color with fishy smell
  • Caused by bacterial infection
  • Itchy & burning vagina
  • Swelling & redness of the vulva
White, thick, cheesy
  • Caused by yeast infection
  • Itchy vagina
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Swelling clitoris or vulva
Cloudy & yellowish
  • Caused by gonorrhea
  • Bleeding between periods, spotting
  • Urinary incontinence
Greenish, yellowish, frothy bad odor
  • Caused by trichomoniasis
  • Burning & itchy during urinating
Brownish, bloody
  • Caused by birth control pills or hormonal imbalance
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Cervical or endometrial cancer
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Pink
  • Caused by hormonal imbalance or shedding of the uterine lining

 

Natural Remedies & Approaches
Natural Alternatives to Tampons

The vagina is in a constant state of self-cleansing, washing away dead cells and bacteria.  But standard tampons absorb the natural fluids needed to keep the vagina clean and moist. Natural alternatives to tampons such as sea sponges, menstrual cups, and other organic absorbents are better than chemically synthesized fibers.

For example, Sea Pearls are completely natural sea sponge tampons containing no Dioxin or synthetic fibers. Safe and reusable for six months or more, Sea Pearls are healthy, economical, easy to use, and earth friendly. In addition, the DivaCup is a healthy and effective natural solution to vaginal discharge. It is non-absorbent and simply collects the menstrual flow, leaving the natural moisture level in the vagina undisturbed.

To reduce recurrent yeast infections, supplement your diet with lactobacillus cultures, bacteria that's common in the vagina. Aloe Vera is also helpful for infections and is known for its healing effects. It can be applied topically to relieve itching, taken internally, or used in a douche. Barberry has potent infection-fighting properties.  Calendula and vitamin A vaginal suppositories are soothing and healing, while Goldenseal suppositories are useful for all types of infection. Chamomile has antifungal properties. Cinnamon and dandelion inhibit the growth of Candida albicans. Echinacea also has antifungal properties and enhances the immune system. Pau d'arco contains natural antibiotic agents and has a healing effect. Topical tea tree oil cream is known to be effective against various vaginal infections.

 
Hygiene

Good hygiene may prevent unhealthy vaginal discharge. Rinse soap from your outer genital area after a shower, and dry the area well to prevent irritation. Wipe from front to back after using the toilet to avoid spreading fecal bacteria to your vagina. During sex, use a male latex condom to help avoid infections spread by sexual contact. Wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid wearing underwear to bed, as yeast thrives in moist environments.
 

Is Douching Helpful?

Refrain from normal douching. Repetitive douching disrupts the normal organisms that live in the vagina and can actually increase your risk of vaginal infection. Instead, douche with infusions made from antiseptic herbs such as calendula, garlic, goldenseal, fresh plantain, St. John's wort, or tea tree oil, along with herbs such as comfrey leaves to soothe irritation.


Causes & Problems

Solutions

Birth Control Pill 
birth control generally causes a heavy vaginal discharge, due to the over-stimulation of the cervix by excessive progesterone…(more)
Stress
Under great stress, many hormones are not balanced along with over stimulation of G-Spot…(more)
C-Section 
C-sections cut the vagal sensory nerves in the pelvic area, resulting in an enlarged vagina and damaged clitoris that become desensitized followed by shrinking and scaring…(more)
Excessive Vaginal Wetness
Too wet can significantly reduce sexual friction of the penis and vagina, eliminating the pleasure of lovemaking…(more)
Over Production of Ejaculation Fluid 
large quantities of a clear transparent fluid are expelled not from the vulva, but out the urethra, indicates…(more)
Involuntary PC Muscle
Hormonal imbalance can influenced the contraction of PC muscle resulted in spasm-like involuntary contraction…(more)
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Female Ejaculation 
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Beneficial Tips

  1. To reduce recurrent yeast infections, eat yogurt that contains active lactobacillus cultures, a type of good bacteria that's common in your vagina.


  2. Some effective home remedies include vinegar douches, tea tree oil cream and vaginal suppositories made with garlic or boric acid.


  3. Crush an aloe leaf and extract two tablespoons of the juice. Take it three times a day with honey for two weeks after the periods are over.


  4. Take a banana, slice it and add a tablespoon of fresh Indian gooseberry juice with a teaspoon of honey. Take daily for a few days. Eat banana flowers cooked as a vegetable, or a tablespoon of the juice of the flowers with a tablespoon of palm candy. Also take daily for a few days.


  5. Wash and dry the Indian gooseberry roots, then powder and store. Whenever you experience vaginal discharge, take a teaspoon of this powder and boil it in a cup of water.  Add sugar to taste and drink it on an empty stomach for 2-3 days.


  6. Make a paste of ripe phyllanthus amarus leaves or fruit. Mix two teaspoonfuls with a glass of buttermilk. Mix ripe Indian gooseberry (an extremely rich source of vitamin C) with a tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar and honey to a glass of hot water, and drink it first thing in the morning.
     

 


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Natural & Organic Tampons for Vaginal Hygiene

The vagina is continually self-cleansing, washing away dead cells and bacteria. But standard tampons absorb the natural fluids needed to keep the vagina clean and moist. Natural alternatives to tampons such as the sea sponge, menstrual cup, and... Read more
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