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Posted by: Prashina | 2018/06/12

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Tired, irritable, constant pain under right rib cage, constant white virginal discharge, bloated tummy, constipation, itchy tired eyes

these are my symptoms, Tired, irritable, constant pain under right rib cage, constant white virginal discharge, bloated tummy, constipation, itchy tired eyes. pins and needles. constant back ache. Bleeding after sex. pain in ankles and wrists my GP does not think anything is really wrong with me

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Cancer expert
- 2018/06/13

Dear Prashina, normal vaginal discharge is a healthy bodily function. It is mostly the means taken by one’s body system to clean and protect the vagina. When one works out or engage in other physical activities, the tendency is for the discharge to increase. Also one would tend to experience additional discharge with sexual arousal, ovulation, when one uses birth control pill, and when one is suffering from emotional stress.

On the other hand, the major cause of abnormal vaginal discharge is infection.

For completeness sake I am providing you with an overview of the different types of vaginal discharge.

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a common bacterial infection. This infection can result to excessive or a boost in vaginal discharge. It usually comes in a strong, foul-smelly and occasionally fish-like odour. In some instances, however, it doesn’t have any significant symptom.

Trichomoniasis

It is usually caused by a single celled organism known as protozoan. The infection is usually contracted during sexual interactions, but it can as well be transmitted by sharing towels or bathing suits. This infection usually comes in a yellow or green colour and has a foul smelly odour. It can as well result to pain, inflammation, and itching. However, a few people would not experience any symptoms.

Yeast Infection

A yeast infection is a fungal infection that results in white, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge. It also results in burning and itching sensations. It is normal to have yeast in one’s vagina but, if it grows out of hand it could result in yeast infections. This type of condition frequently occurs when one is having any of the conditions below:

·        when one suffers from stress

·        when one suffers from a diabetic condition

·        when one uses some form of birth control pill

·        It can occur when one is pregnant

·        when on an antibiotic medication particularly if using it for more than 10 days

Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia

Gonorrhoea and chlamydia are sexually transmitted infections. They can create an abnormal discharge, which is frequently yellow, greenish, or cloudy in colour.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection that is frequently transmitted through sexual contact. It exists when bacteria disperses round the vagina and into other parts of a woman’s reproductive system. It may result in a heavy and distasteful smelling discharge.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) or Cervical Cancer

The human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is cancer of the cervix. It is normally transmitted through sexual contact. It can result in cervical cancer. Although, it may not come with symptoms, this type of cancer can result to a bloody, brown, and/or watery discharge with a bad odour. Cervical cancer can readily be prevented or discovered when you go for normal annual pap smears routine checks through HPV testing.

 

If you do not feel comfortable with your current treating physician, remember, you have the right to a second opinion. (MCH).

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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