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White Discharge in Females

White Discharge(Leukorrhea): Reasons, What does it Mean & Is it Normal?

Know what does a white blood discharge or white menstruation(Leukorrhea) means for a woman? and the reasons for excessive white discharge from the vagina.

Is that time of the month over, and you’re feeling more like yourself again? Trying to make the best out of those period-free days, but something still bothering you like white discharge before period? That extra moisture down there is vaginal or white discharge (also know as white menstruation) and is your body’s way of reminding you that you are on the beautiful journey that is womanhood!

What Does White Discharge Mean?

White discharge is basically just vaginal discharge, and is actually a sign that your vagina is functioning properly.

We all know that discharge flowing onto your panties is not a pleasant feeling. Don’t worry though! Panty liners are your secret weapon to feeling fresh down there all day, every day. They are amazingly thin and breathable panty protectors that absorb the moisture, keeping you clean and fresh. CAREFREE® Panty liners are available in a range of sizes and styles to protect all kinds of underwear. The best place to keep your pack of liners is in your panty drawer, so it's quick to grab as you get ready to face the day.

Reasons or Causes for White Discharge?

Have you ever wondered how your vagina cleans itself? Well, here’s your answer. The vagina has the incredible ability to self-clean. And white discharge is its perfect tool. White discharge is a fluid from the vagina that ‘washes away’ unwanted substances, such as old cells, tissues, or even viruses and bacteria, to keep your vagina in perfect condition.

8 Leading Causes of White Vaginal Discharge or Leucorrhea

  1. Vaginal Self-cleansing
  2. Ovulation
  3. Overgrowth of Bacteria
  4. Periods & Menstruation
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Trichomoniasis
  7. Gonorrhea
  8. Irregular Periods

Liquid White Discharge - Is it Normal?

The 5 types of White Fluid Discharge that may not be so normal.

  1. Curdy White Discharge – This kind of discharge looks a bit like cottage cheese, and can be accompanied by itching or swelling, indicating Candida.
  2. White and Creamy Discharge - This is usually caused by bacterial vaginosis, which involves bad bacteria invading the vagina.
  3. Foamy White Fluid Discharge - Foamy discharge can be white, or another colour, and often has a bad smell.
  4. Watery Discharge – An increased amount of white, watery discharge can be indicative of a serious issue.
  5. White Milky Discharge – If your vaginal discharge looks milky and cloudy, it could be indicative of a worm infection, which is easily treated so don’t worry.

Types of White Discharge

White vaginal discharge usually known as leucorrhea is a thin, milky white and mild-smelling or odorless, a condition experienced by women all through pregnancy or menstrual cycle for the normal cleansing of the vagina.

The following are the 3 major types of white discharge that women experience:

  1. Creamy White milky discharge

    This type of discharge shows early signs of pregnancy or ovulation that’s either odorless or with a very mild odor.

  2. Thick White Discharge

    This type of discharge occurs before period which is normal at the beginning or end of the menstrual cycle. It can also occur during early stages of pregnancy to keep the cervix moist, healthy, infection-free and protected. This kind of thick discharge is perfectly normal during the 3rd trimester of your pregnancy.

  3. Thick White Clumpy Discharge

    This usually indicates signs of vaginal infection.

Managing your White Discharge

Excessive vaginal discharge can make you irritated and uncomfortable, these tips can help you manage it:

  • Wear a Pad or Panty Liner to absorb excessive vaginal moisture and keep it dry.

  • Don’t wear a tampon or douche as they can lead to vaginal infections.

  • Don’t use scented panty liners or any kind of vaginal deodorants

Treatment of White Discharge

If you notice any of these changes in your discharge, it is better to consult your doctor. Want to stay healthy down there? Use an intimate wash to maintain your vaginal hygiene without any irritation.