Doctor Answers (1) on Whitetransperentdsichrge
Thank you for your query regarding white discharge also known as leukhorrhea.
The association of vaginal discharge with ovarian cysts are rare, hence they have to be treated as separate entities for clinical management.
Most white discharges in women are normal manifestations of the periodic hormonal changes. I noticed that you are concerned regarding the discharge as it has become smelly.
1. Please visit your Gynaecologist for local examination as well as examination of your cervix and a PAP smear.
2.Possible diagnosis may include a bacterial vaginosis or a Trichomonas infection . Has to be ruled out by your treating Gynaecologist by examination and high vaginal swabs. Chronic cervicitis may at times cause leukhorrhea hence a per speculum examination would be required.
3. Simple basic hygiene measures like wearing cotton underwear, panty shields avoidance of local perfumes, harsh soaps and creams could promote poor hygiene. Do ask your partner if he has similar complaints as as treatment of a vaginal infection should be done for both partners to prevent recurrence.
4. Keep clean and dry and rule out possible allergies to soap or synthetic fabrics. Do note any history of medication causing immunosuppression while consulting your Gynaecologist.
Please note : Hysterectomy is not a permanent solution for white discharge as vaginal glands are an important part of production of genital secretions.
There are many socio-cultural taboos associated with white discharge like weakness, malaise etc. But I assure you most vaginal discharges are normal.