An Introduction To White Discharge

White Discharge

The body of a woman being complex in structure as compared to men goes through multiple biological processes. The changes in the body of a woman start to begin while she is in puberty. These changes can be seen in form of menstrual cycle, as a result of ovulation. This is a cleansing mechanism for the body in which the old eggs are replaced by new ones.

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What is white discharge?

The white discharge is a completely normal phenomenon which may occur during menstrual cycle or pregnancy. The discharge is nothing but a way of indicating various things by the body. It is actually a sign of what the body of a woman is going through. It is of three types: Creamy white discharge, Thick white discharge and Thick white clumsy discharge. The white discharge is nothing to be worried about. Rather, one should be aware of these types of discharges mean and what should be done when they indicate to a particular situation.

Types of white discharge and what they mean

There are basically three types of white discharge as mentioned above. Now, here we will discuss a little in detail about them. They are:

The creamy white milky discharge: is a sign of ovulation and it can also be an early sign of pregnancy. This happens due to high progesterone levels resulting in heavy discharge. Either, it is completely odorless and has very less odor.

The thick white discharge: this type of white discharge occurs just before the beginning of menstrual cycle. It may also happen at the end of period. This type of discharge is also experienced by women during the initial stages of pregnancy. Though, the discharge changes from white to thick, creamy white. It happens due to the fact that the vagina works more during this stage of pregnancy to keep the cervix in a healthy state, sealed and moisturized. It may also occur during ninth month of pregnancy as well.

The thick white clumsy discharge: if the white discharge is yellowish in color like it is an indication of some form of fungal infection in the body. If this occurs, you need to consult a gynecologist.

The ways in which the discharge can be managed are by wearing a pad, keeping the genitals clean and dry and using prescribed body washes.