Leucorrhoea - Overview
Leucorrhoea is a thick, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge. It is the most commonly experienced condition of women of reproductive age. Women experiencing vaginal discharge, at first instance, feel very embarrassed and worried as to why they are suffering from this problem. Though majority of the women fear and think of it as a disease, usually it is a sign of just an infection. It is normal to experience vaginal discharge few days before menarche (before a woman starts on her periods for the first time), just before periods and during a sexual fantasy or sexual stimulation. Some amount of discharge is normal and essential for vaginal lubrication. However, the amount of discharge may increase due to vaginal infections and may come and go from time to time.
This condition can be quite embarrassing if characterised by foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Leucorrhoea can often be a pointer to various gynaecological conditions and infertility, and hence requires evaluation and treatment.
Causes: The most common causes of leucorrhoea are pregnancy, premenstrual or menstrual periods, infection of female genital organs and hormonal irregularities. To know about the other causes, Read more.
Symptoms: Leucorrhoea can be quite an uncomfortable condition for women due to symptoms such as intense itching of the vulva, yellowish or fish-like smelly discharge, vaginal bleeding in between two menstrual cycles; and severe pain in the abdomen. To know the other symptoms, Read more.
Diagnosis: Diagnosis includes a physical examination by our doctors to identify and confirm the exact cause of leucorrhoea. Their diagnosis also depends upon the frequency of symptoms, nature of the discharge, type of infection and other medical history. Read more.
Treatment approach at Dr Batra’s™:
Step 1: First Consultation – At your first consultation, our doctors will spend 30-45 minutes with you. This is important for us to understand the root cause of your condition and suggest a customized treatment based upon your clinical history of complaints and lifestyle or any other factor that might have caused leucorrhoea.
Step 2: Medical Diagnosis – Diagnosis includes a physical examination by our doctors to identify and confirm the type of infection. Diagnosis also depends upon your symptoms, frequency, time and nature of the discharge and few other factors. Blood tests might be recommended to confirm the diagnosis.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment - Natural homeopathic medicines are suggested based on the diagnosis made and extent of the condition.
Step 4: Advice on nutrition – Our doctors consult you on self-care, personal hygiene, and right nutrition, which can not only improve chances of faster recovery but also prevent recurrence. Read more.