Vaginal discharge has become a common concern among women. It is more noticeable during the mid-menstrual cycle. While a normal vaginal discharge (without any smell, pain, or itching) helps to provide lubrication and protects the vaginal tissues against irritation and infection, an abnormal vaginal discharge, on the other hand, may well be a sign that of vaginal infection.
An abnormal vaginal discharge is characterized by bacterial vaginosis, menopause, and yeast infection. In some cases, an unhealthy discharge from the vagina can be a symptom of a sexually transmitted infection.
If you have a brown/yellow-greenish/pink/cloudy vaginal discharge with fishy odour, you should check with your doctor to understand various treatment options and work with your doctor to identify the best treatment option for you.
Home Care: As a first step of preventing vaginal discharge, patients are often advised by the doctors to regularly maintain the personal hygiene by cleaning vagina frequently, wearing cotton panties, and staying away from scented soaps.
Medications: Your doctor may prescribe anti-fungal medications to treat fungal infections (such as Candidiasis). Such a treatment may take up to 6 weeks to 8 weeks.
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