VAGINAL DISCHARGE (LEUCORRHOEA)
Leucorrhoea (whites) is a whitish discharge from the female genitals. It is an
abnormal condition of the female reproductive organs. If not treated properly in
the initial stages, it may cause great weakness and grave complications.
Secretions from the uterus and upper part of the vagina flow down and are
reabsorbed in the lower parts of the vagina. This is the normal constant flow
within the female organs. The whitish discharge is, however, caused by the
presence of infection in any of these tissues and a variety of other factors.
Leucorrhoea condition may continue for weeks or months at a time. In addition to
the whitish discharge from the vagina, the patient of leucorrhoea feels weak and
tired. She also suffers from pain in the lumbar region and the calves and a
dragging sensation in the abdomen. It is of such common occurrence that many
women and sometimes even small children are subject to it. At first the patient
notices a slight discharge of whitish matter , which escapes from the vagina
drop by drop , and is unaccompanied by any unpleasant sensation. If neglected ,
as is most generally the case in the beginning , the discharge increases in
quantity , and in some cases it becomes excessive. The quality , too , is
changed, and it becomes greenish, yellowish or of a dark brown, almost black
color, and gives rise to pains, excoriation, etc., of the parts. The general
health also suffers; the appetite fails; the pulse becomes weak; the face pale
and bloated; the eyes become dull and heavy, and are surrounded by yellowish /
bluish circles; vision is impaired ; there is constant pain in back and loins;
lowness of spirits; excessive debility, etc.
The exciting causes of leucorrhoea are numerous; anything which affects the
general health may produce it; sometimes it is owing to the presence of
foreign bodies in the vagina; some of the worst cases of the disease, for
instance owe their origin to long continued use of an intra uterine device
intended to prevent pregnancy. Such cases can never be cured until the exciting
cause is removed. The disease is sometimes owing to inattention to cleanliness.
Syringing the parts with lukewarm water is beneficial.
Like all the secretions of Hydrastis it is thick, yellow and tenacious, and is
accompanied with great weakness and constipation.
It is very ropy and tenacious, yellowish bland mucus, and exhausts very much, as
it is rich in albumen.
When it is profuse and thin white mucus, comes in gushes, and is excoriating.
Patients are constantly cold.
When the discharge is copious , and consists of transparent, whitish and thick
mucus, or is acrid, with yellow color of the face; also when accompanied by
headache , disposition to diarrhoea, with slimy evacuations and colic.
When the leucorrhoea is associated with extreme constipation and weakness of
Thick, yellowish, green and bland like all Pulsatilla discharges. When the
discharge chiefly takes place immediately before, during and after menstruation;
when produced by fright, and when occurring in young girls who have not yet
menstruated; the discharge being thick, like cream, sometimes corrosive and
attended by itching of the parts.
In leucorrhoea of little girls. Profuse, milky, purulent, with itching and
It is clear, copious and albuminous, and has an unnatural heat to it. It is
acrid and occurs midway between the menstrual periods with swelling of labia.
It is very acrid, irritating and excoriates the parts; it is profuse and watery.
Yellowish leucorrhoea with great debility. Micturition painful.
The leucorrhoea is burning and itching; worse before menses. It is particularly
suited to women of a lymphatic constitution, light complexion, and who have
copious menstruation which is liable to return too soon; when the discharge is
milky, often passes with the urine, and on lifting, and usually comes on, or is
worse immediately before menstruation; is often attended by itching and burning;
shooting pains through the parts, and falling of the womb. It is also valuable
in the corrosive leucorrhoea of young children.
If the discharge is mixed with blood during pregnancy; or is like the
water in which meat has been washed, attended by colic and flatulency, and
taking place principally before and after menstruation.
Watery, yellowish, yellowish-brown and excoriating.
In thin, odorless, bland leucorrhoea, due to congestion of the uterus ; it is
increased by any cause producing pelvic congestion.
Profuse, yellow leucorrhoea; thick, irritating, causing some itching. Patient is
anemic and sallow. Leucorrhoea aggravated by colds or overexertion.
Milky; worse before menses, with bearing down in pelvis. Patient is sallow,
suffers from pimples, itching of the skin and headache.
Profuse, bland leucorrhoea, consisting of white or yellow mucus, accompanied
with great debility. Patients are weak and have backache.
For inveterate cases of leucorrhoea; the discharge sometimes yellowish, burning
and corrosive, and preceded by colic; also when it results from repelled
eruptions or ulcers.
are useful in leucorrhoea.
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