Vaginal Transparent Flow


Pelvis | Gynecology | Vaginal Transparent Flow (Symptom)


Description

Vaginal discharge is a fluid produced by glands in the vaginal wall and cervix that drains from the opening of the vagina. The amount and appearance of normal vaginal discharge varies throughout the menstrual cycle. Such discharge can vary in: consistency (thick, pasty, thin); colour (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green); smell (normal, odourless, bad odour). Glands in the cervix produce clear mucus. These secretions may turn white or yellow when exposed to the air. These are normal variations.

Vaginal discharge is a combination of fluid and cells that are continuously shed through your vagina. The function of vaginal discharge is to clean and protect the vagina. The amount of mucus produced by the cervical glands varies throughout the menstrual cycle. This is normal and depends on the amount of estrogen circulating in your body. It is also normal for the walls of the vagina to release some secretions.

Causes

The following situations can increase the amount of normal vaginal discharge: emotional stress, ovulation (the production and release of an egg from your ovary in the middle of your menstrual cycle), pregnancy or sexual excitement. Most causes of abnormal vaginal discharge, including yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and menopausal symptoms and these are relatively harmless, they can be extremely uncomfortable. An abnormal vaginal discharge may also accompany certain sexually transmitted infections, some of which can spread to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.

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