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Summary about Vaginal Discharge in Urdu

اندام نہانی سے مائع کا اخراج ایک عام حالت ہے جو کہ بعض اوقات کسی بیماری کی وجہ سے بھی ہو سکتی ہے۔ اس سلسلے میں علامات میں تبدیلی کو مدنظر رکھنا اہم ہے۔ بہت زیادہ اخراج، رنگت میں تبدیلی یا درد کی شکایت کی صورت میں ایک اچھے گائناکالوجسٹ سے رابطہ اور مشورہ ضروری ہے۔

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Summary about Vaginal Discharge in English

Vagina normally discharges a fluid that contains cells and debris shedding from the lining of the vagina. In some cases and due to some diseases this discharge may change color, odor, and consistency. If it becomes bloody, foul-smelling and cheesy it is a sign of vaginal infection. Yeast infections also can cause smelly discharge. It is important to get diagnosed for the actual cause of the abnormal discharge.

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Symptoms of Vaginal Discharge

Some amount of vaginal discharge is normal however watch out for these symptoms of abnormal vaginal discharge:

  • Alteration in color and amount of discharge
  • Changes in the smell of the discharge
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Burning sensation 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Backache

Causes of Vaginal Discharge

Yeast infections, menopause, and bacterial infections can cause abnormal vaginal discharge. Sexually transmitted diseases can also cause abnormal vaginal discharge. Brownish or blood stained discharge can be a sign of cervical cancer.

Some hygiene practices like douching and vaginal atrophy can also cause abnormal vaginal discharge.  Yeast infections, tampon retention for long periods can also cause this problem.  Pregnancy and vaginal fistulas also can cause abnormal vaginal discharge. 

Risk Factors of Vaginal Discharge

Risk factors associated with vaginal discharge are:

  • Insufficient hygiene
  • Dehydration
  • Use of birth control hormones
  • Wiping from back to front after using the toilet

Preventive Measures of Vaginal Discharge

To prevent vaginal discharge following considerations are helpful:

  • Maintain proper hygiene
  • Avoid using harsh soaps and chemicals for washing
  • use cotton undergarments 
  • Avoid scented toiletries 
  • Change tampons and pads frequently
  • Wipe from front to back after using the toilet

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