Causes Symptoms Treatment of Leucorrhoea

When there is a white colored discharge from female reproductive organs then it is called leucorrhea. If the ailment does not receive prompt care it may become a persistent problem. Normal secretions flow down from the higher region of the vagina and also from the uterus into the lower region of the vagina where it becomes absorbed again. But the abnormal white discharge, which may be due to an infection, is expelled out. There are two types of leucorrhea, on the basis of the origin of the secretion. They are cervical leucorrhea and vaginal leucorrhea.


Leucorrhea in women and young girls


For women, white discharge is common during menstruation. This is accompanied, generally, by other menstrual disorders. For young girls, white discharge is quite normal, prior to onset of menstruation. This could be due to dust, infection, failure to maintain hygiene or due to intestinal worms.   After puberty a girl may have leucorrhea due to over active sexual glands. However, this kind of secretion does not last for a long time.


Causes of Leucorrhoea


  1. Diabetes

  2. Inflammation and discomfort caused by Intra-Uterine-Contraceptive-Device (IUCD)

  3. Inflammation in the womb after childbirth or displacement of the womb

  4. General weakness in a woman, especially when she is anemic or when her  immune system is down

  5. Failure to maintain personal hygiene

  6. As a result of an injury caused to the vagina

  7. The wrong kind of diet that is low in nutrition and high in cholesterol

  8. Build-up of toxins in the body


Symptoms of Leucorrhoea


A person with leucorrhea may experience some or all of these symptoms.

  1. Persistent inflammation, itching and irritation of the reproductive organs

  2. Possibility of dark regions below the eyes

  3. Excessive discharge through mucous membrane of vagina and uterus

  4. Constipation

  5. Unexplained exhaustion

  6. Nausea

  7. Diarrhea

  8. Discomfort in the abdomen

  9. When inflammation becomes chronic the discharge contains pus, has an unpleasant odor and may turn light yellow to green from white color

  10. Unexplained headache

  11. Repeated urge to expel urine

  12. Feeling of weakness

  13. Pain during sexual act

  14. Pain in the calves, thighs and the lumbar region 


Treatment of Leucorrhoea



   1.    As leucorrhea is commonly caused by build up of toxins in the body, a diet and exercise regimen must be followed to flush out toxins as efficiently as possible from the body.

   2.    The regimen should compulsorily include


          a).    Regular exercise

          b).    Optimum exposure to sunshine and fresh air

          c).    Diet rich in nutrients and balanced well for good health

          d).    Sufficient hours of restful sleep

          e).    Intake of plenty of healthy fluids, including water, to flush toxins from the body


   3.    The bowel should be emptied completely every day (possibly with the help of enema) as long as the problem persists


   4.    If the constipation is persistent than it is important to seek medical help for its cure


   5.    Sometimes, patients are advised to consume fresh fruit juices and water only, for three days, so that the leucorrhea causing toxin is flushed out completely


Do-it-yourself remedy for leucorrhea


Boil 3.5 ounces of lady’s finger (okra) in 500ml of water for about half an hour, on a medium or low flame. Add sugar, strain and cool the decoction. During a day, a woman can consume two ounces of this decoction, four or five times. This treatment is not only beneficial for leucorrhea; it also helps reduce symptoms for a host of other related disorders.


There are other herbs that provide relief for the problem like sandalwood oil, and seeds of fenugreek, mango and gooseberry and so on.

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