White Discharge Treatment | What is Reason of White Discharge In Female?

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Dr. Heena Chawla

White Discharge Treatment (वाइट डिस्चार्ज) In Female in Hindi | How can it be treated? 

White discharge treatment, In this video SimpliHealth expert gynecologist Dr. Heena Chawla, Consultant Gynecologist at Apollo Hospital and CHT City Hospital, Chandigarh, is talking about White discharge(वाइट डिस्चार्ज) in female in Hindi. 

All women face white-colored discharge at some point of time in their life. We treat white discharge many times, but it still keeps happening again. It can happen at any age. From young girls to pregnancy to menopause. The problem of this white discharge continues. Today we will discuss: 

  • Why does this happens? 
  • What are the types of white discharge? 
  • When do we need treatment and when our partner needs treatment? 

Understanding why white discharge happens

First, we must understand that white discharge can be a physiological means. What happens here?.

When ova are released from the ovum or follicle during the ovulation process, it is usually accompanied by transparent and sticky white discharge during a mid-cycle. So again, every woman goes through this phase, but the amount may differ for every woman.

It can be as little as a tablespoon. And if you don’t have a foul smell in the discharge. There is no stain on your inner clothes, no itching; this discharge is normal. We do not need any treatment, and as soon as the time of menstruation comes after ovulation, it may cause a little trouble. Its consistency changes. And then it becomes normal after menstruation. 

We talked about the normal discharge; if this discharge is smelling or changing its color, then we need to treat it. So for foul discharge, we should consult our gynecologist and do a health test. 

Risk factors of white discharge in female 

Patients often come to our OPD and say they get a very thick white discharge.

Commonly called  yeast infection, candidiasis, or fungal infection. The thick discharge is often more in the women who have diabetes or who are taking 21 days of pills, or who have taken many antibiotics. Lack of immunity or are immunocompromised in patients causes thick discharge due to yeast infection or candidiasis. 

Treatment of white discharge in female

For its treatment, we give simple antibiotics or antifungal medicine, by which white discharge problem resolves on its own. In many cases,  the color of this discharge becomes greenish or yellowish. There can be many reasons behind its color, such as infection of Trichomonas and Gonorrhea illness. The color of this discharge keeps changing under these illnesses. 

Causes of white discharge in female

Now, the patient often asks in the OPD why does white discharge happen?

The first reason is hygiene, which we always forget. Then there is some sexually transmitted disease or improper menstrual hygiene. So if you have a yellow or green discharge, we need to take antibiotics for it. Now there is another type of discharge that happens before or after menstruation. It often occurs when bleeding occurs after menstruation; then, it does not occur in the middle, there are some spots, and it is normal. So we don’t need to do anything about that. 

However, in some cases, there is spotting or discharge after periods. Let’s say you have a five-day cycle and have bleeding for five days, and then it stops, then again on day eight to nine, you have spots; this is called intermenstrual bleeding. We need to seek our doctor for intrauterine bleeding and get the proper treatment. There can be injury or could be polyps lying in the uterus. So there can be many reasons for the occurrence of intrauterine bleeding. But for this, we must get ourselves examined by the doctor.

What can we do from our side to minimize the discharge? 

Personal hygiene (White Discharge Treatment)

Whatever quantity of white discharge we have or it is repeatedly happening. First of all, I would say that we have to take care of some simple healthy measures. We don’t have to clean it with soap or water on every visit to the washroom. No, not at all, but we have to keep our private parts dry. Whether we use cotton for this or we have to keep it dry for some time. 

Vaginal hygiene 

Apart from this, whenever we clean it, we have to clean it from front to back, not from back to front, because by doing this, we are bringing the bacteria of our anal area into the vaginal area. This type of cleaning may cause bacterial infection in the vagina. So we always have to clean from front to back. 

Apart from this, we must increase the number of green vegetables and fruits in our diet. It gives us immunity, and we must also eat curd. It contains some good bacteria, which helps us to eliminate the discharge.

Apart from this, we have to take special care of menstrual hygiene; often, patients complain about an increase in discharge after menstruation. With time, it gets worse. So for this, I would like to say that we have to change sanitary pads after every 4 to 6 hours, and many patients spend the whole day in one sanitary pads, but this does not seem right. So we have to take special care of cleanliness. 

I would say that we should not use douches or any fragrance without asking our doctor. Apart from this, we need to intake ample water in our diet. Whether we are drinking juice or coconut or ordinary water, we have to keep an adequate quantity of Lassi, chach in our diet. Those who have diabetes should keep their sugar under control because due to uncontrolled sugar, white discharge increases significantly. 

Urinary tract infections may also increase the white release Plus we should not eat antibiotics unnecessarily. Taking antibiotics unnecessarily may alter the vaginal flora. Use antibiotics only when prescribed by the doctor… I am sure that if we use all these things, it will help reduce the frequent vaginal discharge. 

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