11 Important Things Your Va*Inal Discharge Can Reveal About Your Health

It is actually very true that it is a little bit gross to think about
it, but paying attention to your vaginal discharge can reveal some
important info to you.


YOU’RE OVULATING

The
discharge from your genital organ may change during your monthly cycle,
so you might notice some difference in the texture, the color,
consistency, amount and also the smell, as Doctor Scott, an ob-gyn an
Indiana University Health has noticed. What is most noticeable from
these changes that happen is what happens during your ovulation. When
preparating to help the sperm reach the egg, this discharge from the
vagina tends to become thin and slippery and also stretchy like egg
whites, she explained. And so,  in case you are trying to get pregnant,
the best time to make love is when you start noticing this type of
discharge.

YOU’RE PREGNANT

Because of the fact that
the vaginal discharge is very related to hormonal fluctuations, it is
actually no surprise that pregnancy, nine months of one big hormonal
fluctuation, may increase it. Therefore, many pregnant woman have an
increase in discharge and it can take on a white yellow tinge, as Dr.
Scott said. The following are some skin and beauty surprises that can
happen during pregnancy.

YOU’RE IN LABOR

I fit is
that you are pregnant and suddenly notice an uptick in mucousy
discharge, congrats,  because you are about to have a baby! That is
because the cervix dilates in preparation for delivery, and the mucous
discharge increases and might mean labor is beginning , and  some women
even experience a large portion of discharge, often referred to as the
mucous plug. You do not need to get too excited just yet as the
beginning stages of labor can take a long time and days, and sometimes
even weeks. If you are having a lot of mucous coming out of your 
genital organ, talk to your doctor and he or she will be able to give
you a say of how close your labor is.

YOU HAVE AN INFECTION

Many
of us women are trained from puberty to recognize the hallmark signs of
a yeast infection: Burning Itching, and that telltale cottage
cheese-like vaginal discharge. What is more, yeast is not the only type
of bad bug that can take up residence in your lady parts, Dr. Scott
said. The bacterial vaginosis is hugely common bacterial infection
characterized by vaginal discharge that is kind of white-gray in its
color and has a noticeable fishy odor. And if you have any of the above
symptoms or notice some kind of itching, pain, swelling, or just a
marked change in your genitals, immediately make an appointment in order
to get checked for infections, she added.

YOU HAVE AN STD

Chlamydia
and gonorrhea are two sexually transmitted diseases that are reaching
epidemic proportions in these days, and these can cause your vaginal
discharge to change in color, amount, or smell. What is very sad is
that, many times than not these two are asymptomatic, which means  that
you will not know you have them until they show up on a test. (This is
one more reason to stay on top of your yearly check-ups.) There exists
one STD however, that makes a major mark in your undies: Trichomoniasis
is characterized by yellow-green discharge, according to Dr. Scott. For
the record, the word  frothy is never a word you want associated with
your genitals.

YOU’RE TURNED ON

The most common and
noticeable side effects of good foreplay is a boost in wetness in your
vagina. These vaginal fluids will act as a sexual lubricant, Dr. Scott
said, so as a woman becomes aroused she may notice an increase in thin,
clear liquid. It is absolutely nothing to worry about and, due tot he
fact that it can increase comfort and pleasure, it might be the one type
of vaginal discharge to really get excited about! Here you have the 31
natural libido boosters to help you have better sex.

YOU EAT A HEALTHY DIET AND WORK OUT

What
will make your breath smell certainly may make your vaginal discharge
smell, Dr. Scott noted, and this one includes
good-for-your-body-but-bad-for-your-breath staples like onions, garlic,
hot peppers, and asparagus. What is more, a good workout will make you
smell like sweat everywhere, and especially in your crotch area. None of
these smells are anything to worry about, she further added.

YOU’RE DEHYDRATED

Dehydration
can cause your urine to turn a darker yellow, so can make your vaginal
discharge take on a yellowish tinge, Dr. Scott notes. She says that
sometimes urine will mix with discharge, on toilet paper or in your
underwear—which will also give the discharge a yellow color. Intake more
water and you’ll be fine.

YOU HAVE A RARE CANCER

A
number of the existing cancers, even those of the female reproductive
system, will not have any effect on vaginal secretions, Dr. Scott adds.
But, there is actually one rare form of fallopian tube cancer that is
always characterized by a large increase in watery discharge. It is
actually not so common that you have this type of cancer but any time
you notice a marked change in the amount or type of your vaginal
discharge it’s time to call your doctor, she stated. These are a few
cancer symptoms that women are likely to ignore.

YOU’RE IN MENOPAUSE

Being
in this state  can make you feel like you are possessed by hormonally
belligerent aliens, so they don’t call it the big change for nothing!
Therefore, one of the things that will for certain change is your
vaginal discharge, Dr. Scott adds. It will become a lot drier, and also
lessen in amount and might make you more susceptible to infection, she
further explained. This was just one more part of womanhood no one warns
you about!

YOU’RE TOTALLY NORMAL

Many of us  females
do not know what normal vaginal discharge looks like, and will
therefore become unnecessarily worried, Doctor Scott says. What is
usually meant to be normal, will vary from woman to woman but in general
discharge will be clear mid-cycle and turn white right before your
period but it is quite important to pay attention to how it changes
throughout your cycle so you understand what is normal for you and your
body, she stated. More said, whatever you do, never try to get rid of it
by douching!

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