Ladies! Here are the five colours of vaginal discharge you should know about. Can you identify yours?
Vaginal discharge is a sticky white fluid that is released in the vagina. This fluid pushes dead cells and bacteria out of the body.
There are, however, times when your vaginal discharge becomes a cause for concern. This is why it is important to know the colours of vaginal discharge, so that you can spot the difference between the normal discharge and the one that shows you have an infection.
Below are different colours of discharge every woman should pay attention to.
1. White colour (normal)
The normal vaginal discharge is a white discharge. If you keep having a white discharge, there is no cause for alarm.
2. Light yellow colour (Yeast Infection)
You might have a yeast infection if your discharge has an off white colour, close to yellow or cream and it is accompanied by itching, redness in your vagina, irritation around your vagina or burning when you urinate.
3. Brown colour ( cervical cancer)
A brown vaginal discharge could be a sign of irregular menstrual circle. Brown discharge can also be a sign of cervical or uterine cancer.
4. Green colour ( sexually transmitted infection)
If you notice that your discharge is green in colour, you should get checked for a sexually transmitted infection or bacterial infection.
5. Yellow colour (bacterial infection)
The yellow discharge is the most common discharge among women, and could mean that you have a bacterial infection. It can also be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection
Note: Once you notice any form of discharge, it is best not to take it for granted. Make sure you treat it well and be sure you are completely free of whatever infection it is.
Remember that an untreated infection causes blockage of the fallopian tubes which could lead to an ectopic pregnancy.
It can cause other complications during pregnancy, infertility in women and so on.