WHITE DISCHARGE -VAGINAL INFECTION -ITCHING OF PRIVATE PARTS
When And Why To See A Doctor
» White discharge is a common complaint of women seeking consultation from a Gynaecologist
» Every menstruating woman will experience increase in white discharge in the middle of the cycle for a couple of days which is a normal phenomenon
» It does not require specific treatment and settles on its own
So,when should a doctor be consulted.
When white discharge has lasted for many days.
When it has foul odour and stains underclothes
When it is associated with pain in lower abdomen.
When it is associated with frequency of urination and itching of private parts
What causes this white discharge
Most of the times it is caused by fungal or bacterial infection.
What kind of treatment is given for it.
Oral treatment consists of taking antifungal and antibiotics tablets
Local treatment consists of creams to be applied to private parts
Some medicated capsules /tablets called pessaries are meant to be inserted in the vagina and left there to take effect overnight
Vaginal washes also help
What if the complain comes back again and again
This happens when the general health of the woman is not good.
In this case certain blood tests and a specialized screening test for cancer of mouth of uterus (cervix) is carried out which is popularly known as Pap’s smear