WHAT IS VAGINAL DISCHARGE? WHAT CAUSES IT?

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WHAT CAUSES VAGINAL DISCHARGE? THE TYPES OF DISCHARGE VAGINAL

Vaginal discharge is one of the most basic and common complaints of women. Vaginal discharge, which bothers you with the feeling of wetness that it creates, which also causes you to worry from time to time according to its color and smell, is actually not a situation to be afraid of most of the time. So, what is vaginal discharge? What causes vaginal discharge? All the details that are curious about the types of vaginal discharge and treatment of vaginal discharge can be found in our Turkey Medicals news.

Vaginal discharge is normal. It is a fluid or mucus that keeps the vagina clean and moist and protects it from infection. Some types of discharge are normal. Others may indicate an underlying condition that requires treatment. Now we will try to explain what we need to know about vaginal discharge…  what is vaginal discharge? What causes vaginal discharge? Types of vaginal discharge and treatment of vaginal discharge.
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WHAT IS VAGINAL DISCHARGE?

Vaginal discharge is often a normal and regular condition. Vaginal discharge is usually not something to worry about if. However, there are certain types of currents that can indicate an infection. Abnormal discharge may be foul-smelling with a yellow or green consistency. A yeast or bacterial infection usually causes abnormal discharge.
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TYPES OF VAGINAL DISCHARGE

There are several different vaginal discharge. These types are classified according to their color and consistency. Some types of discharge are normal. Others may indicate an underlying condition that requires treatment.

White

Some white discharge is normal at the beginning or end of your menstrual cycle. However, if the discharge comes with itching and has a thick, cottage cheese-like consistency or appearance, this is not normal and needs treatment. This type of discharge can be a sign of fungal infection.

Egg white color and juicy

This discharge is completely normal. It can happen at any time of the month. It can be especially heavy after exercise. There can usually be 3 main reasons.

– Ovulation period: 14. in the general period corresponding to the day, there is a concentration.

– During pregnancy: an increase is observed under the influence of pregnancy hormones.

– During sexual arousal: sexual intercourse is facilitated thanks to this discharge, which is removed from the body with the expansion of blood vessels. It is completely normal.

Brown or bloody

Brown or bloody discharge is usually normal, especially if it occurs during or after your menstrual period. A discharge at the end of your period may appear brown instead of red. You can also experience a small amount of bloody discharge between periods. It’s called spotting.

If spotting occurs during the normal period of your period and you have recently had unprotected sex, this can be a sign of pregnancy. In rare cases, brown or bloody discharge can be a sign of endometrial or cervical cancer. There may be other problems, such as fibroids or other abnormal growth. This is why it is important to have an annual pelvic exam and Pap smear.

Your gynecologist will check for cervical abnormalities during these procedures in JCI Turkey hospitals medical travel.

Yellow or Green.

Yellow or green discharge, accompanied by a particularly thick unpleasant odor, is not normal. This type of discharge can be an indicator of infection trichomoniasis. It is usually spread through sexual intercourse.

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CAUSES OF VAGINAL DISCHARGE

Normal vaginal discharge is a healthy bodily function. The way your body cleans and protects the vagina. For example, it is normal to have discharge along with sex drive and ovulation. Exercise, the use of birth control pills and emotional stress can also result in discharge.

However, abnormal vaginal discharge is usually caused by an infection.

Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a fairly common bacterial infection. Although in some cases it does not give any symptoms, it causes increased vaginal discharge, which is Strong, Bad and sometimes has a fishy smell. Women who have more than one sexual partner increase the risk of developing this infection.

Trichomonas

Trichomoniasis is another type of infection. This is caused by a protozoan or unicellular organism. The infection is usually transmitted by sexual contact, but joint use of toiletries (towels, bathrobes) can spread the infection. It causes yellow or Green discharge with a bad smell. Pain, inflammation and itching are also common symptoms, but some people do not experience any symptoms.

Fungal infection

A fungal infection is a fungal infection that produces white, cottage cheese-like discharge in addition to burning and itching sensations. The presence of fungi in the vagina is normal, but its growth can go out of control in certain situations. The following may increase your likelihood of yeast infections:

– Stress.
– Diabetes.
– Use of birth control pills.
– Pregnancy.
– Antibiotics, especially long-term use for 10 days.
– Gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Gonorrhea and chlamydia are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that can cause abnormal discharge. It is usually yellow, greenish or cloudy in color.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that is often spread by sexual contact. It occurs when the bacteria spreads to the vagina and other reproductive organs. It can create a heavy, foul-smelling discharge.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) or cervical cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is transmitted by sexual contact. It can lead to cervical cancer. Although there are no symptoms, this type of cancer can create a bloody, brown, or watery discharge with an unpleasant odor. Cervical cancer can be easily screened with an annual Pap smear and HPV test.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

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Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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