What Is Leukorrhea?
Leukorrhea is a normal type of vaginal discharge present in both pregnant and non-pregnant people. It is an odorless discharge that is clear or milky in color. Just like menstrual flow, the length, heaviness, and amount of leukorrhea will vary from person to person.
The composition of leukorrhea is fluid and dead cells being shed from your vagina. It is a sign of a healthy vagina. The mucus-like fluid helps keep vaginal tissues moist and clears away impurities that could lead to infections.
Leukorrhea may appear as a thin, clear substance or may become thicker and stretchy depending on the phase of your menstrual cycle.
It’s normal for some people to experience more leukorrhea and for the amount to increase during pregnancy. Still, some people may be concerned that an increase in discharge may indicate an infection, especially with the normal increase during pregnancy.
Report any changes to vaginal discharge and the surrounding area that could be a sign of an infection, such as:
- Excessive amounts of discharge
- Chunky or cottage-cheese-like texture
- Foul-smelling odor
- Heavy or thick consistency
- Changes in color, such as yellow or greenish hues
- Pain while urinating or during sex
- Pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen
- Burning sensation
What is infertility?
Healthcare providers consider a couple infertile if they try but fail to get pregnant within one year. When the woman is older than 35, the amount of time trying to conceive drops to six months for an infertility diagnosis. In women over 40, immediate evaluation is warranted. Infertility does not include miscarrying or being unable to carry a baby to childbirth.
What are the types of infertility?
Types of infertility include:
Primary: A woman who was never pregnant and who can’t conceive after one year of not using birth control.
Secondary: Secondary infertility occurs when a woman can’t get pregnant again after having at least one successful pregnancy.
What are risk factors for female infertility?
These factors can contribute to female infertility:
- Abnormal menstruation.
- Blocked Fallopian tubes.
- Celiac disease.
- Kidney disease.
- Past ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease.
- Pituitary gland disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), ovarian cysts and primary ovarian insufficiency.
- Sickle cell anemia.
- Uterine problems, including endometriosis, uterine fibroids and uterine polyps.
- Thyroid disease.
What is Polycystic Ovary Disorder (PCOD)?
PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is a medical condition in women, where the ovaries produce multiple immature eggs which, over time, become cysts on the ovaries.
Ovaries are the reproductive organs of a female which control the menstrual cycle and the production of hormones like estrogen, progesterone, inhibin, relaxin etc. The accumulation of the eggs swells the ovary and makes it release large quantities of male hormone thus causing infertility.
Common Symptoms of PCOD/PCOS
The preliminary signs and symptoms of PCOD usually develop during the first cycle of menstruation at puberty. PCOD may also develop later due to increased weight over the years.
There are various symptoms of PCOD. Some of the common signs are
Increased androgen levels. Excess male sex hormones may result in various physical manifestations, such as excess facial and body hair and male-pattern baldness.
Irregular periods. You may observe irregular periods or delayed menstrual cycle due to the abnormality in maturation of the egg.
Difficulty in getting pregnant due to irregular and delayed or failed ovulation. The hormone imbalance in the body prevent the follicles from maturing and releasing the egg, causing delayed or failed ovulation. This heavily affects the menstrual cycle and thereby your periods. Many women are diagnosed with PCOD when they visit the doctor regarding their unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant.
Hair loss or excessive thinning of hair. This symptom, too, is due to the increased production of male hormones in the body.
Acne on the skin
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