A common problem faced by many women of all ages across the globe, leucorrhoea is a condition where a whitish fluid is discharged from the genitals of a woman. There is a difference between the regular discharge and leucorrhoea. In order to maintain a healthy vagina and flush out harmful microorganisms from the vagina the body discharges a pale white and odorless fluid. But when there is an infection in the vagina, the discharge takes on a different form and is called leucorrhoea. The discharge may be thick, viscid and foul smelling.
- Infections from bacteria, fungi or other parasites. Urinary tract infections are also very common female discharge causes.
- Injuries or trauma to the vagina, the womb or the cervix, which is very common during pregnancy
- Lack of cleanliness or poor hygienic measures
- Irritation from objects like an intrauterine contraceptive device
- The use of sprays, lubricants or jellies
- Contraceptives used by men or women which could cause irritation
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Following a diet that is low on nutrition
- Fatigue and giddiness
- Stomach cramps or pain
- Pain in the calves and lumbar region
- Itching around the vagina and genital organs.
- Painful menstruation.