Leucorrhoea is a condition in which there is a white discharge from the vagina resulting from inflammation or irritation of the membrane lining the genital organs of the female.If often occurs usually prior to onset of menstruation,but if excessive may be a symptom of infection.
It may be thick,viscid and foul smelling.
Normal secretions flow down the higher region of the vagina and also from the uterus into lower region of vagina,where it becomes absorbed again.But the abnormal white discharge,which may be due to infection is expelled out.
There are 2 types,on the basis of origin-
Cervical and vaginal.
Causes includes bacterial infections,cervicitis,unhygienic surroundings,hormonal disturbances,improper eating habits,indigestion,constipation,wounds produced by itching,intra-uterine contraceptive device,anemia and diseases like Diabetes.etc..
Itching around the vagina and genital organs.
Irritability and frequent headaches.
Pain in the lowerback,calves, and thighs.
Weakness and fatigue,giddiness.
Dullness of the skin and dark circles under the eyes.
Discomfort in the abdomen.
Offensiveness of the discharge.
When the inflammation is chronic the discharge contains pus,or may turn light yellow to green from white colour.
Pain during intercourse.
Allopathic treatment-In allopathy they advise to take antibiotics to treat the underlying infection or inflammation.Also external creams to apply over the vagina .
—Homeopathy has good remedies to treat leucorrhoea.With the oral medication,the infection is completely cured and the excess white discharge is stopped.Other symptoms associated with white discharge are also cured without any side effects.As the underlying cause due to white discharge is treated,there is no further reoccurrence.