The first time I saw a green discharge, I was ruffled-more like I panicked – that I had come down with some cryptic infection that will need complicated treatments.
Not until after I had gorged on a ton of articles I had ripped off from the net did I manage to stay calm. I had a little internal pep talk something like, okay, madam, nothing strange happening to you. You are normal- nothing is wrong with you, go on with your life normal. even when everything was def wrong. Let’s not talk about the itch and discomfort. It was more like, hey girl, this happens to women all the time normal. So get up and go book a doctor’s appointment.
I am the kind of person that loves to read and diagnose my symptoms. So if I am in a doctor’s office, you will catch me telling the doctor what my symptoms are, what I think is wrong with me, and how I can be treated. Nope, you can’t have any surprises waiting for me. The only thing is I can’t prescribe if not…
I have digressed. grinning
You’ve probably had a vaginal infection that came with an unusual color before. What was your first time like? Did you panic?
What is a vaginal discharge?
Vaginal discharge is made of water, mucus (which is also a water-containing liquid) and cells normally present in your body – Flo.
Monistat is more detailed in description, saying; Vaginal discharge comes from glands inside your vagina and cervix. These glands produce small amounts of fluid, also known as vaginal secretions. The fluid flows out of the vagina each day, cleansing old cells that have lined the vagina. This is a completely natural process—it’s your body’s way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean.
That’s the reason why douching is medically frowned upon.
The volume of discharge varies from women. Some women may discharge much and others, not so much.
However, healthy vagina discharge color and consistency are the same for every woman.
If you concern yourself with what goes on inside your underwear, then you will notice your vaginal discharge goes through a cycle.
Changes in color and thickness are associated with ovulation and are natural – Monistat.
There are times when it is sticky, elastic, creamy, milky, brownish, which is normal. However, if out of the blue you’ve ever seen a greenish discharge or a lumpy discharge, you immediately knew something was definitely not right.
In this vlog, Dr. Simi takes us on a very detailed and fascinating journey on the different vaginal discharges, what normal color looks like, when your discharge is sending distress signals and how to practice vaginal care.
I will take back seat now, while you digest invaluable information about your body.
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