Clear And Smelly Mucus From The Vagina Along With Itching On The Vaginal Lips?
Hello, I often experience vaginal discharge which has a thick, clear concentration and smells a little fishy, also before the discharge of this mucus I experienced itching on the outer lips of the vagina for 2 days but there were no complaints of pain during discharge and the menstrual cycle was also smooth just running step back every month with a distance of 2-5 days from the previous date. Are there any symptoms of serious illness or are they reasonable? I wanted direct observation but was embarrassed and scared. Thank you, please answer.
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There are two types of vaginal discharge, namely normal and abnormal vaginal discharge. Normal vaginal discharge is characterized by clear mucus, thick consistency like egg white, not itchy, painless, and odorless. This type of vaginal discharge usually appears before menstruation.
The abnormal vaginal discharge has the following causes and characteristics:
Fungal infection (candidiasis): characterized by white discharge, lumpy like cheese, and itchy Bacterial vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis): characterized by grayish, fishy-smelling vaginal discharge Trichomonas vaginalis parasitic infection (trichomoniasis): characterized by greenish vaginal discharge , foul smelling, and foamy Sexually transmitted infections both GO and non-GO: yellowish white vaginal discharge, accompanied by abdominal pain due to inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) To determine the cause, you should make sure to check with a general practitioner first. The doctor will dig further your complaints and will do an examination of your genital area and if necessary, the white sample will be taken for examination in the laboratory. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions. If there is no improvement, the doctor will refer you to a specialist in genital or gynecological skin.
Some things you can do to maintain the health of your female organs are:
Keep your feminine area clean. Clean the vagina from front to back Dry the female area with a clean towel / tissue after cleaning with water Avoid using feminine soap because an incorrect pH can lead to the growth of excess germs in the female area Don't wear pants that are too tight Avoid wearing pantyliners because they can cause moisture vagina and prone to irritation That's all my explanation. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya