Leucorrhoea

Leucorrhoea is a whitish discharge from the vagina. It is a natural defense mechanism that the vagina uses to maintain its chemical balance, as well as to preserve the flexibility of the vaginal tissue. Leucorrhoea is strictly excessive vaginal discharge, without any infection. Pathogenic leucorrhoea is called Vaginitis. There is normally more discharge at puberty, pregnancy, at ovulation and in some during pre-menstrual phase.

Classification—

  • Cervical Leucorrhoea
  • Vaginal Leucorrhoea

Causes—

Cervical Leucorrhoea

  • Chronic cervicitis
  • Cervical erosion
  • Mucous polyp
  • Ectropion

Vaginal Leucorrhoea

  • Pregnancy
  • Acquired retroversion
  • Prolapsed congested ovaries
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Chronic constipation

Symptoms And Signs—

Cervical leucorrhoea

  • Mucoid discharge at vulva

Vaginal leucorrhoea

  • Discharge originates in vagina itself as a transudation through the vaginal walls
  • Non-purulent discharge                        

Investigations—

  • Speculum examination
  • Microscopic examination of the discharge

Treatment—

Ayurvedic medicines like

  • Pradrantak ras
  • Pradrantak loh
  • Tab Myron
  • Chanderprabha vati
  • Chandranshu ras
  • Tab Tinifat
  • Kumariasav
  • Ashokarishta

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