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Leukorrhea: what it is, what are the symptoms and when to act

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Leukorrhea is a vaginal discharge about which there are still many doubts. Let’s find out the most important ones and what exactly they are.

The term leucorrhea means white discharge and indicates those transparent white discharge that comes out of the vagina and which are usually odorless, painless and asymptomatic.
It is therefore a completely normal process linked to the life of every woman. Event that occurs in fertile age thanks to the work of some glands found in the uterine cervix and which produce this mucus useful both as a lubricant and to keep fertility active and defense against possible infections.

Leucorrhea: what it is and how it occurs

As we have already seen, episodes of leucorrhea should not scare anyone as they are completely normal. Not for nothing, this event is also called physiological leukorrhea.

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That said, it is good to know that there are different types of leukorrhea.
There is in fact premenstrual leukorrhea which occurs before the period and which usually indicates the arrival of ovulation. Then there is post menstrual leucorrhea which indicates a delay in the repair of the uterine endometrium which is injured during the cycle.

On the other hand, leukorrhea in menopause is the one that occurs due to a lack of estrogen .
Then there are other forms such as pregnancy or those due to hormone alterations.
Regarding how long the leucorrhea lasts, therefore, it is important to keep in mind that it usually lasts a few days but occurs throughout a woman’s fertile age.

How leucorrhea is treated

It is therefore clear that leukorrhea does not need treatment, at least as long as the reasons for its occurrence are those indicated above. In some cases, however, the losses can also be a sign of problems such as infections (such as candida ), uterine polyps or fibroids, cervicitis, etc …
When this happens, it is very important to hear from your doctor immediately so as to trace the cause and find the right remedies.

These, depending on the situation, will be antibiotic or based on soothing substances . In other cases, however, further tests may be necessary to understand different types of problems and which is always very important to investigate together with the gynecologist.

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